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The Victory Garden of Tomorrow is a self-commissioned poster and design project that explores notions of our identities as Americans, as neighbors, and as consumers. It is committed to civic innovation and social progress — better food, better gardens, and better cities. It is design, politics and whimsy for the modern home-front.

I'm Joe Wirtheim and this project is something I craft in collaboration with others at my tiny, eco-conscious communication design studio in Portland, Oregon. I collaborate frequently with community groups, such as The Queen Anne Farmers Market in Seattle, the Just Food Conference in NYC, or the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in Austin. My posters both do service for and are inspired by these folks' work. I'm told I constantly over-use the word 'neat'.

About me: I'm originally from Dayton, Ohio where I…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 4
  • Joined June 5, 2008

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digital computer, pencil, acrylic, gouache, xacto knife, stencil, spray paint, screen print, rubber stamps

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About

The Victory Garden of Tomorrow is a self-commissioned poster and design project that explores notions of our identities as Americans, as neighbors, and as consumers. It is committed to civic innovation and social progress — better food, better gardens, and better cities. It is design, politics and whimsy for the modern home-front.

I'm Joe Wirtheim and this project is something I craft in collaboration with others at my tiny, eco-conscious communication design studio in Portland, Oregon. I collaborate frequently with community groups, such as The Queen Anne Farmers Market in Seattle, the Just Food Conference in NYC, or the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in Austin. My posters both do service for and are inspired by these folks' work. I'm told I constantly over-use the word 'neat'.

About me: I'm originally from Dayton, Ohio where I first studied industrial engineering. I was 25 when I quit my engineering job to go back to school for graphic design at a community college. I painted houses and worked at a food co-op to make it happen. By 2007 I had begun making posters that were unconventional and spoke to an alternative narrative for Americans. I just saw things differently and I wanted to begin demonstrating something positive. A move to Portland enabled more school: a B.S. in Communication, Urban Studies and Journalism. And now a fun and busy design studio.

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