In February 2017, Romania saw the largest protests since the 1989 Revolution. Almost half a million people took to the streets, protesting an emergency decree planning to decriminalise abuse in office, and to block the investigations for pending corruption offences.
I was one of the many artists/illustrators who wanted to get involved somehow, and I made this illustration, part of a bigger project launched by a friend: https://www.artofprotest.ro
The idea is to take the messages yelled by the protesters, and give them a visual shape, and then print them and return them to the streets.
The illustration depicts the president of the ruling political party, - one of the main people who would've benefited from the implementation of the decree - dressed in old school prison clothes, with a ball and chain, and the text that roughly translates with "This year stripes are all the rage"