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Count corruption 
Project: "Count Corruption" Zinke Posters 

Client/Date: Friends of the Earth / October 2018

Project Description: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke racked up 17 federal investigations since taking office in March 2017. A few of these include spending $139,000 in taxpayer funds for office doors, official government trips that included his wife, and a real estate and microbrewery deal with an oil services executive. In October 2018, after coming under scrutiny on multiple fronts, Zinke's own agency watchdog referred him to the Justice Department. These posters combine the Halloween holiday (they were pasted up on 10/31) with Zinke's corruption to create "Count Corruption". Posters were put up on the streets surrounding the Department of Interior in northwest Washington, DC. The image was picked up in a Washington Post piece detailing Zinke's most recent corruption scandal. 

On December 15, 2018 Ryan Zinke resigned as head of the Interior Department.