By Cory Doctorow at 8:19 pm Thu, Sep 22, 2011
POSTERS > Trap poster
It’s a TRAP!
It’s a SHEP!
what it trap
Is it 2008 still?
What’s the Mon Calamari stance on the debt ceiling?
What about the Mon Calamari stance on the Troubled Asset Relief Program? Is the TARP a TRAP?
I am so bloody bored of this re-cylcing of the ‘Hope’ thing. A slight glimpse of these damn colours scrolling up onto my screen makes and I audibly exhale.
Yes, I liked it at the time and it’s a iconic image, but come on now lets move along!
I am so bloody bored of this re-cylcing of the ‘Hope’ thing… Blah… Blah… Blah…
It’s a SCHMUCK!!!
I have seen the future, it is a fairly bright purple.
My wife just told me that this poster is better than the entire film “Revenge of the Sith”, which our son made us watch tonight. She’s so right.
I prefer the Axe Cop version: http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=AXE-CHOP-POSTER&Category_Code=AXE#pic
I’m afraid, that’s because you’re wrong.
Ugh. Can we PLEASE stop with the Obama poster parodies? They’re as old now as Matrix “bullet-time” parodies.
“As a non-USA ‘dude’, I feel beholden to pointing out that the content of these palimsistic (sic) versions of the early 20th century-style propaganda poster many Americans seem to be ‘suckered’ by is not helping matters. Hold the fucker to his word, or take the power back. 2nd rate graph/design masturbation dialogue is doing NOTHING for your ‘image’.”– Sincerely, Earth.
Though The Empire Strikes Back is the best film of the lot, I say…
Actually now that I think about it, this version is the BEST (conceptually) of the lot. That is, if the subject is referring to the intentions behind the original poster…
Ackbar’s got it goin’ on
Look what I did once
I’m fine with Obama poster parodies. He is still the president, so they still seem kind of current to me. What I could do with a little less of in my life is Star Wars stuff. Could we find a fresher source of pop-culture references, please?
For my part, I am sick to death of all the free ice cream. What I need is a complaint box, delivered to my home, free, daily, where I can kvetch about what other people make for their own amusement and selfishly present to me for my approval, like the roman emperor I am.
And grapes, BRING ME GRAPES
They didn’t need to change it from Obama.
I actually sell a t-shirt with a slightly different take on the TRAP joke:
I’ll stick with this Fairey homage from James Hance.
Source link: http://www.jameshance.com/prints.html
I’m wearing that shirt as I type.
And thinking that these various parodies are about Obama is missing the point – They’re not about O, they’re about the over-simplification of complex, nuanced idea into dumbed-down, “Iconic” slogans. Such as:
It’s funny because you can replace Akbar with Obama, McCain, Bush, or basically anyone and it’s still accurate…
It was funny when this exact design came out on a t-shirt at TeeFury two years ago:
I’m just happy whenever I see one of these that actually required some graphic arts skill to produce. At least 95% of the “hope” parodies out there are just lazy posterizing filter jobs that took 5 minutes in Photoshop.
Dammit. Picture fail. Sorry.
Did you use the + Image button?
Well that’s like, your opinion man.
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