Piotr Szyhalski's Labor Camp

As lockdown was going into effect for our country earlier this year, Minneapolis-based artist and educator Piotr Szyhalski unlocked his studio and began creating artwork responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and our nation's consequential failures which have continued to follow. The artwork has taken the shape of black and white prints filled with razor-sharp satire which ranges from hilarious to gut-wrenching. The messages have expanded to address issues of police brutality, the environment, the economy, and social media, all threaded back to the pandemic and all illustrated in a style that calls back to classic propaganda posters. As remarkable as the designs are, perhaps the most remarkable aspect is that he's been producing a new piece EVERY DAY. Click over to Instagram to follow his brilliant output and see some of our favorite prints from the series below.