Rubbers are Fun! Imagine Peace [Visual AIDS]
New York: Visual AIDS, 2008. Stamped envelope with condoms, lube, and illustrated balloon. 5 ½ x 3 in. Very good, bumps and minor wear to envelope. Item #6650
Issued as one of the “Visual AIDS Broadsides”, a project in which artists design multiples promoting safer sex, harm reduction, and HIV prevention. Artist Michael Mitchel designed this yellow balloon, featuring the slogan “RUBBERS ARE FUN” with an illustration of a condom-clad penis. Bearing signs of inspiration from Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s “Listen to this balloon,” issued as a part of their Peace campaign.
Issued in a stamped envelope with condoms and lube, this envelope is stamped with the slogan and Visual AIDS’ website, and on the opposite side, “Imagine Peace”. An excellent example documenting the enduring impact Ono and Lennon’s works had on artists everywhere.