Beehive Design Collective

Published on December 11th, 2013

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Nine years in the making, The Beehive Design Collective is launching their most epic illustration to date! MESOAMERICA RESISTE is just about ready to be scattered far and wide!

The large poster in this month’s PureHoney only showcases a small portion of the entire piece. See the entire poster HERE! Please help them launch the completed print out into the world!

Watch the video and check out their Kickstarter campaign HERE!

Our planet is being transformed by extreme resource extraction, rapid industrialization, and economic globalization. With climate change compounding the high stakes, the exchange of stories and strategies is more important than ever to our collective survival.

In this elaborate illustration, stories of social and environmental struggles are depicted through highly detailed drawings of over 500 unique species of plants, animals, and insects that are native to Mesoamerica, highlighting the immense importance of cultural and ecological diversity. The result is a visual tour de force, packed full of compelling and inspirational tales of resistance and resiliency in this era of immense change.ph28ART_BEEHIVE1000

Our hope in releasing this graphic into the world is that it will live and evolve as a dynamic tool for organizing and educating about some of the most important issues of our times.

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist-art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work anonymously as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, gathered and shared through first hand conversations with affected communities.

Our Kickstarter campaign aims to fund a massive print run of posters and fabric murals which teams of traveling storytellers will tour with, far and wide! Our goal is always to return half of what we print to the regions the stories came from.

Please join us in getting the word out! Thanks so much, ~the bees