This election season Jermaine Rogers was commissioned by the national newspaper USA Today to create a poster that would anchor their “Vote Because...” campaign. The resulting artwork was used in the nationally distributed newspaper, as well as repeatedly in target metro markets around the United States. As Jermaine explains, “The upper-brass at USA Today also commissioned an extremely limited edition fine art serigraph (screen print) to be produced, a portion of which were distributed to members of their brain-trust and staff. The remaining quantity is being made available to the public, via JermaineRogers.com.”
Describing Jermaine's artwork, the paper stated: “Jermaine came up with the perfect image: A still strong, but clearly concerned, Uncle Sam who is reaching out to the viewer for help. Uncle Sam is an iconic image instantly recognizable to Americans as the bold star of J.M. Flagg’s 1917 poster, which was used to recruit soldiers for both World War I and World War II. In that artwork, Uncle Sam is resolute. He knows what he wants and he doesn’t hesitate to ask for it.
In Jermaine’s reimagining, Sam is still strong, but he’s been worn down — like many of us — by a contentious, vitriolic election cycle. Instead of commanding the viewer, Uncle Sam is pleading with the viewer to vote — to not allow the news of the day, or election cycle, dissuade us from exercising our right to help chart our own future.”
“VOTE” by Jermaine Rogers x USA Today is a 26”x15” signed and numbered screen print. The Regular Edition was printed on Stardream Opal gallery stock with rich inks, is part of an extremely limited edition of only 75 copies and will retail for $60. The Lava Foil Variant is limited to just 20 pieces and will retail for $100. Both go on sale at 2pm CST today, Monday, November 7th, at the Jermaine Rogers online store.