24" x 36" limited-edition silkscreened poster by Willie Baronet / Dallas, TX
Edition of 35 | Signed and numbered by the artist | Sold unframed
As for the reason I chose teenage homelessness, it may be obvious, but for the past 24 years, I’ve been buying and collecting homeless signs from people of all ages. I’ve done art installations using those signs all over the country and in the UK, and it’s become a huge part of my personal creative/activist journey. The project is called WE ARE ALL HOMELESS, and our documentary about this project is called SIGNS OF HUMANITY, which just appeared in its 7th film festival.
Willie Baronet was the owner and creative director of GroupBaronet (now MasonBaronet) from 1992-2006. His design and advertising work have been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, New York Art Directors Club, Print Casebooks and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, among others. In 2013 he was given the AIGA Fellow award, the highest honor an AIGA chapter can bestow upon one of its members. His art has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions. Willie has been buying and collecting homeless signs since 1993 as part of an art project titled "WE ARE ALL HOMELESS” — a cross-country trip to buy signs is the subject of a documentary. He is currently the Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute, where he teaches classes related to creativity and portfolio development.