edtwist portfolio – grant barber

20/05/2012A2 Magazine, Czech Republic

Illustration to accompany an article about the history of squatting for the Czech publication A2 magazine.

The image depicts a familiar child-like drawing and shows police with riot shields and truncheons intimidating a young family who are living in a boarded-up house. It is is attached to a fridge with magnetic letters from the Early Learning Centre.

The article told the story of soldiers arriving home after the Second World War who, with nowhere to live, claimed abandoned houses for shelter. Thus instigating the squatting movement.