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Can’t be bothered to vote? These EU illustrators want to change your mind

The Get Out & Vote initiative aims to encourage voting in the forthcoming EU elections.
The Get Out & Vote initiative aims to encourage voting in the forthcoming EU elections. Copyright Fine Acts
Copyright Fine Acts
By Elise Morton
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27 illustrators – one from each EU state – have created posters to encourage voting in the upcoming European elections.

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What do cats, video games and drum kits have in common? All of them can be used in the service of democracy, at least according to a cohort of outstanding European illustrators.

Spanish illustrator Pepe Serra's poster for Get Out & Vote
Spanish illustrator Pepe Serra's poster for Get Out & VotePepe Serra for Fine Acts.

Ahead of the elections to the European parliament on 6-9 June, illustrators from each EU state have designed posters on the theme of democratic participation – with their subjects as diverse as the countries themselves.

Estonian illustrator Kärt Koosapoeg's poster for Get Out & Vote.
Estonian illustrator Kärt Koosapoeg's poster for Get Out & Vote.Kärt Koosapoeg for Fine Acts

Their vibrant designs are part of the Get Out & Vote initiative, a campaign – which also features showcases across European cities and an AR exhibition – in support of European unity and values, spearheaded by non-profit creative studio Fine Acts.

Hungarian illustrator Dorottya Kranicz's poster for Get Out & Vote.
Hungarian illustrator Dorottya Kranicz's poster for Get Out & Vote.Dorottya Kranicz for Fine Acts

Crucially, all works are published under an open licence, so that anyone – bar political parties or entities – can use them non-commercially to spread the message of the importance of voting.

Greek illustrator Panagiotis Tsironis's poster for Get Out & Vote.
Greek illustrator Panagiotis Tsironis's poster for Get Out & Vote.Panagiotis Tsironis for Fine Acts
Austrian illustrator Michael Pleesz's poster for Get Out & Vote/
Austrian illustrator Michael Pleesz's poster for Get Out & Vote/Michael Pleesz for Fine Acts
FInnish illustrator Eija Vehviläinen's poster for Get Out & Vote
FInnish illustrator Eija Vehviläinen's poster for Get Out & VoteEija Vehviläinen for Fine Acts

Posters from the Get Out & Vote initiative can be downloaded here.

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