BP's Oil Used As Paint For 'Oil & Water Do Not Mix' Posters

I love the series of photos of Anthony Burrill using oil from Louisiana beaches left from the BP oil disaster for his posters. From something so horrible comes something pretty eye-catching - and beneficial for the charity the profits support.

From scooping up the oil to the gunk being used as paint in the screen printer, the photos paint a story of the BP oil disaster six months later. Burrill said of his posters, "Here is a perception among many people that the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is just going to somehow disappear… For people in the Gulf, including Louisiana, the effects of this disaster will be around for a long time."

Profits for the sale of the 200 posters will be donated to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a voluntary organisation that protects and restores the coastline. They cost $210 each (after converting from €150), which isn't cheap, but considering they're limited-edition screen prints signed by the artist and for a worthy cause, I'm sure they'll be snapped up in no time. [GulfOfMexico via Eyeblog via @whatkatiedoes]

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