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January 23, 2003 2:30 PM   Subscribe

Posters for Peace Clever and ready-to-print in handy PDF format.
posted by sparky (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I dunno... I think the war is a dumb idea but these posters don't do a lot for me.
posted by Foosnark at 2:35 PM on January 23, 2003


Yeah, pretty lame.
Good idea, but not very well done.

Surely some mefi's here can come up with something better?
posted by Espoo2 at 2:36 PM on January 23, 2003


I think calling GW stupid is counterproductive....and I'm not convinced that it's true. Dyslexic - probably. Spoiled as a child? - certainly. Dumb?.....he seems to get things done. Not the sort of things I support - his accomplishments generally make me gag - but it takes some sort of intelligence to be effective (though at a certain level, smarts may get in the way)....
posted by troutfishing at 2:42 PM on January 23, 2003


War without a Dubya isn't war.
posted by pedantic at 2:46 PM on January 23, 2003


It's ar?
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:48 PM on January 23, 2003


That doesn't make sense Wulfgar!. ;)
posted by pedantic at 2:52 PM on January 23, 2003


Oh, so sue me. It was a pathetic try.
posted by pedantic at 2:52 PM on January 23, 2003


Wulfgar! without a Dubya is still Wulfgar!

I think.

Personally, I think not much time was put into creating these posters. Very slapdash.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:54 PM on January 23, 2003


I thought it was pretty clever, pedantic.
posted by Potsy at 2:54 PM on January 23, 2003


cheesy.

no wait...
pasteurized processed imitation cheese food product.
posted by quonsar at 2:58 PM on January 23, 2003


"War without a Dubya isn't war."

"It's ar?"


No, it's Vietnam.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:00 PM on January 23, 2003


Although I actually do think he's a bit of an idiot, I have to concur with troutfishing: calling him an idiot as some sort of fundemental argument against the war is counterproductive. We want folks that don't think he's dumb to at least think that the war is.

Calling him dumb is picking the wrong fight: I can see one poster out of all of them taking that route to attract the name-calling crowd... but not all but one of them.

If they get a greater variety of posters, I'd gladly download, print, and post.
posted by silusGROK at 3:04 PM on January 23, 2003


Where are the pro-war posters? I want to get one for ParisParamus that says: A-HOLE PACIFIST IDIOTS SUCK!
posted by cell divide at 3:15 PM on January 23, 2003


Vis10n, here's a few more posters that might include some themes to your liking.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:16 PM on January 23, 2003


Cell divide - Here ya go.
posted by swell at 3:27 PM on January 23, 2003


And sloppy kerning to boot.
posted by pjdoland at 3:33 PM on January 23, 2003


madamjujujive, Thanks for the satirical posters, i'm going to have to place some up near anti war posters on campus and see if anyone notices (or at least if anyone at pcu gets a good joke)
posted by NGnerd at 3:48 PM on January 23, 2003


For some really good posters check these out.
http://www.cafeshops.com/cp/store.aspx?s=warposter
posted by thedailygrowl at 3:57 PM on January 23, 2003


What about "Peace.....please?"

I've already picked my favorite.
posted by hama7 at 3:57 PM on January 23, 2003


A similar idea (via Social Design Notes)
posted by richardm at 4:01 PM on January 23, 2003


Erm, those posters suck...
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:04 PM on January 23, 2003


This is the best anti war poster I have seen:

Save the Children

Shame more people wont see it
posted by ollybee at 4:05 PM on January 23, 2003


Maybe you can hook a sign to your dog saying "I pee on Bushes", it'd work better with your dog than if you held it.

:)
posted by RobbieFal at 4:11 PM on January 23, 2003


For a look at the broader history of graphic design and protest, check out The Antiwar Show, an exhibition currently running in L.A. with posters spanning the Korean War to Iraq. The famously acid-tongued Christopher Knight (the L.A. Times' art crrrrritic) leads off his review with a nice barb at "the imbecilic plan for war with Iraq." (L.A. Times registration -- username: cpunks, password: cpunks)
posted by scody at 4:20 PM on January 23, 2003


How about making a Frodo has failed poster?
posted by Wet Spot at 5:04 PM on January 23, 2003


Ollybee, that's beautiful. It's great design but still if a poster is going to say something then it's going to have to use what it's got which is basically design. Any one know if there is a larger copy somewhere?

I wonder how STC feels about the cafe-press / raw-pdf do-it-yourself mentality of the web. They may very well not want their organization to be plastered willy-nilly by people all over the place.

So how much would it cost to throw that on a billboard here in Seattle? $10K 100K?
posted by Wood at 5:11 PM on January 23, 2003


From Funny Times
posted by Vidiot at 5:31 PM on January 23, 2003


Try this one on for size. A little Birkenstocky, but I do like the "Six Degrees of Separation."
posted by luminol at 8:00 PM on January 23, 2003


Wet Spot - !!!!
posted by troutfishing at 8:08 PM on January 23, 2003


I just have one question for all of you. Why do you hate America so much?
posted by jonson at 8:36 PM on January 23, 2003


Because it vibrates!
posted by blue_beetle at 9:37 PM on January 23, 2003


Yeah Ollybee, that image is really powerful. Here's my favorite slogans gleaned from the photos posted on DC Indymedia from this past weekends demos: "What Would Jesus Bomb?" and "Three Reichs and You're Out!" That last one needs a rimshot.
posted by gametone at 8:10 AM on January 24, 2003


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