Billboard alterations by "The Decapitator"

200801091008 The Decapitator alters street ads by making the people appear as though their heads have been removed. Here's a Flickr gallery of his or her handiwork. Link

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  1. i wish there was a way to determine how long the decapitations remained before they were removed…

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  3. Now I remember why I let my WIRED subscription run out– I can always read the whole thing at BoingBoing!

  4. Following up on having seen this last week.

    It works, and it is a sticky way to disrupt popular culture.

    I was walking through my local big box discount mass merchandiser last night and saw a poster of this same basic HSM2 ad.

    I immediately flashed on the decapitated version, and had a chuckle at how effective a method this was to change the spooks in our heads.

  5. What I like is the Mad Magazine style chopped off neck with the big shoulder/hambone sticking out of the middle (which is funny) instead of realistic arteries and such detail (which is gross).

  6. Neat stuff.

    And #4, I think you are going to find a lot of disappointment in your life when using the “is exactly or isn’t exactly Guernica” rating scale.

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  8. When I hear a new, interesting song on the radio, I don’t immediately thing “that’s not as good as X.”

    As HotDamn wrote, that’s a pathway to a sad, disappointing existence.

  9. KRAMER: Well, you know, the police, they’ve been having some internal dissension about the name.

    ELAINE: Really? What’re the other titles?

    KRAMER: Uh, Headso…uh…The Denogginizer…Son of Dad.

    JERRY: Son of Dad?

    KRAMER: Yeah. That was my suggestion. It’s sort of a catchall.

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  11. Vandalism?

    Ya got it backwards buddy The corporate mofos vandalize public space with their greedy, in your face attempts to make us buy their crap so they can get rich. The Decapitator is just restoring natural justice.

  12. “Art” is such a bad word to describe most things. As someone that has gone to “art” school I have found it to cause more confusion than not.
    This is what it is. Just because it’s visual don’t burden it with meaningless words.

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  14. For me, the original version of the Pimm’s Winter poster is even funnier than any of the modified ads. The creators must have been aware of the reference to the Scott expedition (actually the final words of Lawrence Oates: “I am just going outside and may be some time”), but what a bizarre association to create for a hot beverage.

    Oh, it appears the ad was posted in England. Never mind.

  15. #11 –
    “New 2008 rock bands (by default) must be compared to The Beatles and Stones or (good Lord) The Velvet Underground”

    No…

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