A Dark Blue History by Jacob Yeats and Sishir Bommakanti
Signs of Protest by @cadmiumcoffee
serves as the cover to Jacob and Sishir's collaborative zine illustrating the people's history of 150 years of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The second image by @anotherjacoby
highlights the "No Knock" raid policies that have been employed with increasing frequency, particularly with SWAT deployment, resulting in violence, destruction, and loss of life.
Jacob Yeates is a Minneapolis-based artist/illustrator and educator. He attended the University of Iowa, where he received his BFA in Drawing and a minor in English, and achieved his MFA at MCAD with a continued emphasis in drawing and illustration. His work, often addressing issues of sociopolitical violence, has been recognized by publications and organizations including The Matador Review, Creative Quarterly, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Paper Darts, IH8WAR, and Little Village as well as appearing in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
Sishir Bommakanti is a freelance illustrator from Minneapolis. He studied at Ringling College of Art and Design and Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA. His work exists on the fringe, exploring the corners of the weird, ancient, paranormal, morbid and the human condition. His illustration work is a synergy of abstract narrative and experimental media. His clients include Nautilus Magazine, Narratively, This Land Press, Clothesline Gallery, Harvey Milk Festival, Tervis, Ringling College Library Association, Sarasota Chalk Festival, Ringling Underground, UNRB, Broken Eye Books, Popular Mechanics and The Pitch.
See Jacob and Sishir's work and more at "Making It Real: Our History With Police and Our Future Without Them" Oct 5th-21st at @newrulesnorth
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