This years May Day Parade bandanna.

This year's May Day bandanna was designed by Bizhan Khodabandeh and references the May Day Parade poster design seen at the end of this post. The theme of this year's parade is the sabo-cat, a symbol of wild cat strikes, and threat to the "bosses." More info about the sabo-cat - as well as a sabo-cat poster designed by Bizhan Khodabandeh - can be found at maydayrva.org.

Above is a detail of the bandanna. The patterning is a reference to M C Escher's work. A repeated geometric pattern of a cat alternates between black and white. This was a particularly difficult image to create - more difficult than the cat and cat-worker illustrations seen on the poster.

Above is an image of the bandanna while it is being worn. The cat mouth becomes part of the wearer and a direct metaphor that comments on the sabo-cat as a device to amplify a worker's voice.

Above is the original poster design by Bizhan Khodabandeh for May Day.

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