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OCAC Posters

The Orange County Arts Commission hired three Carrboro artists to create posters in conjunction with the county health department's #MaskUpOCNC social media campaign. #MaskUpOCNC urged Orange County residents to comply with state and county mask mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents were encouraged to share photos of themselves masked on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under the hashtag #MaskUpOCNC. Each week, one participant received a $25 gift certificate from a local business.

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Don't Be Cruel poster Princess Leia poster We Can Do It! poster

Posters by Mike Benson

Don’t Be Cruel. July 2020.
Features a masked Elvis Presley performing his popular 1956 melody, "Don’t Be Cruel."




You Came in That Thing? Good for You. Wear Your Mask . . . It’s Required. July 2020.
Features Princess Leia of the Star Wars movie franchise.



We Can Do It! July 2020.
This poster uses Rosie the Riveter, the symbolic star of a U.S. campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II.





Gifts of Orange County Arts Commission
North Carolina Collection

MUESTRA TU MASCARA Y GANA COSAS GRATIS! poster El Santo poster

Posters by Marcela Slade

MUESTRA TU MASCARA Y GANA COSAS GRATIS! [Wear Your Mask and Win Free Stuff!] July 2020.
El Chapulin Colorado was a Mexican television comedy series that ran from 1973 to 1979. The title character, El Chapulin Colorado, is a superhero with no superpowers. The show inspired an animated series and a Fortnite video game. Here El Chapulin Colorado is wielding his Chipote Chillón (Squeaky Mallet).



MUESTRA TU MASCARA Y GANA COSAS GRATIS! [Wear Your Mask and Win Free Stuff!] July 2020.
The poster depicts El Santo (The Saint), the character name for Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (1917–1984). He was a Mexican luchador enmascarado, masked professional wrestler. El Santo was one of the most famous Mexican luchadores. His wrestling career lasted nearly five decades, during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in films and comic books.  



Gifts of Orange County Arts Commission
North Carolina Collection

Uncle Sam poster

Poster by Bob Goldstein

Your Mask Protects Those Around You, July 2020.
This poster features Uncle Sam, a popular symbol of United States patriotism. While this image is based on the World War I-era "I Want You For U.S. Army" recruiting poster, here Sam is only requesting that the viewer wear a mask.

Gift of Orange County Arts Commission
North Carolina Collection