Was it really just a year ago? Was it really just September of 2008 when several of our august financial institutions, already teetering, abruptly toppled, proving they weren't too big to fail? The whole world was wincing, but one group refused to panic: visual artists.

In the past 12 months, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, even graffiti artists have addressed the unfolding economic calamity with anger, humor, bemusement, emotion -- and above all, striking imagery.

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The Art of the Collapse
Click through the gallery for visual commentary on this year's financial crisis.
Aaron Draplin - Will Staehle - BLU
Aaron Draplin - Will Staehle - BLU

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