For the last Poster Monday of August we have the honor to present Keith Kitz’s “PUT OUT” poster. Keith Kitz (born in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an artist, graphic designer, and educator living in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of Keith Kitz Design, a practice that has supported clients in the realization of their visual goals for over a decade. Kitz is also the Program Director (BFA and MA), and an Assistant Professor, Graphic Design in the College of Arts & Sciences at Suffolk University. His coursework runs the full spectrum of student development from fundamentals, the creation and implementation of multi-channel design campaigns, and theses. Kitz’s award-winning work has been chronicled in periodicals, books, exhibitions, and permanent collections throughout the United States, and globally in over 50 countries. He has also had the honor of contributing as juror to several poster competitions and a variety design events.
“PUT OUT a word play on Putin, is a call for an immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine. This poster was designed for Stand With Ukraine, an open-ended poster campaign initiated by The 4th Block (Ukraine) and PosterTerritory (United States) inviting socially responsible designers to express their views on the undeclared war on Ukraine. The poster was made using a multiple step analog/digital process to generate the photocopied texture—a visual metaphor for Putin’s continuous nefariousness” tell us Kitz.
Outside of classroom and client commitments, Kitz established his 365 Poster Project. Since 2014, this purely experimental space has allowed him to embrace his passion for the form, generating a minimum of a poster a day annually. Kitz’s daily making has generated several thousand entries and represents a comprehensive range of personal, social, and political topics. If you would like to learn more from Keith Kitz and his work visit his website and typographic posters page.