Incendiary Image of the Day: Shepard Fairey, Take 2

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Reader Don N. has taken a crack at improving on Shepard Fairey’s work a little. Give that America’s Dmitry Moor has a less than stellar track record, he probably won’t complain. Much.

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  1. avatar Greg Camp says:

    The caption is a tortured sentence. What is it even trying to say?

    1. avatar James St. John says:

      +1

    2. avatar Veidt says:

      Agreed. The 240kb .png isn’t helping anything either.

    3. avatar g says:

      +1

      My teacher sense is going off. Ummm… run on?

    4. avatar 16V says:

      Needs a comma.

      1. avatar Greg Camp says:

        It could take two from the Second Amendment, but at least that sentence is eay to understand.

        1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

          Isn’t it trying to be close to the poorly written original?

  2. avatar bernard says:

    no. I prefer the original.

    1. avatar Hal says:

      Wait, I am lost, which original? The first anti-NRA ad or some other one?

      Also, is the awful grammar an attempt to fool people into believing that the NRA is unintelligent?

      1. avatar bernard says:

        I prefer the Shepard one (the anti-nra one) even though I disagree with the message. For one thing the graphics are cooler. And the wording has a cool, succinct ring to it. It is a fine piece of propaganda, because it has hooks.

        This one, lacks the hooks.

        I wouldn’t be opposed to putting the original on my gun locker. Similar to the way that as a free-marketeer I still enjoy the artwork of communist propaganda posters.

  3. avatar J says:

    This is great if you want more anti-gunners to believe were all just illiterate rednecks.

  4. avatar dshim83 says:

    I took a couple of cracks at it just yesterday, trying to keep it in the vein of the original and without falling into traditional gun rights cliches:

    http://i.imgur.com/gpoh9Dh.jpg

    http://imgur.com/a/olbkS#3

    1. avatar g says:

      Nice. Your work is at least readable, versus the grammatical mess printed above.

      1. avatar Don says:

        My coworkers all understood it. Just a mess of ignorant redneck phd holding scientists, we are.

    2. avatar dshim83 says:

      Cleaned up the “Assault Weapons” and Standard Capacity Magazines version here:

      http://imgur.com/a/olbkS#0

    3. avatar blehtastic says:

      I like the Bloomberg one the best.

      1. avatar dshim83 says:

        Yeah, after seeing another post with the $ on here I made it and added it to the album. I believe it fits the propaganda theme pretty well.

        (The link above was originally to another one in there, but the additional picture bumped it down.)

    4. avatar Roscoe says:

      @dshim83;
      Needs work but the images with Bloomberg prominently highlighted are a hit.

  5. avatar Eric says:

    So who here like irony?
    http://www.obeygiant.com/headlines/shepard-fairey-x-gary-baseman-collaborate-on-partisan-print#more-52800
    Maybe Shepard’s right we don’t need assault weapons, we need sub machine guns!

    1. avatar Evan says:

      So essentially he’s saying, “freedom fighters are good as long as they’re historical figures in foreign countries”

  6. avatar Anonemoose says:

    The gun grabbers have a new term for defensive gun usage.

    Outlier.

    1. avatar dshim83 says:

      Good one.

      Yours inspired me for this: http://i.imgur.com/JoNKrbO.png

      1. avatar Anonemoose says:

        Now that is just classy.

  7. avatar Art Vandelay says:

    Luckily I’m wearing my decoder ring today!

    In the land of the free there are riflemen who go unrecognized in our commonplace lives. When the time comes to show force, be it defensive or otherwise, they’re pushed to the forefront of our attention as saviors. Once the commotion has settled these honorable people are forgotten once more until the day history repeats itself.

    Or something like that…

  8. avatar John Fritz says:

    Here you go. What a douchenozzle.

    Fairey being pleasant to his wife.

    1. avatar Rightontheleftcoast says:

      Wife beater. Typical anarcho-marxist.

  9. avatar Colt Magnum says:

    Huh?

  10. avatar conceal7 says:

    Shepard Fairey, sticking his nose where it does not belong.

    oh wait he started his “career” illegally defacing private property?
    criminal background history but hey as long as he made an anti-gun
    flyer its fine.

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    Clap if you believe in Fairey.

    Waiting.

    Crickets.

  12. avatar mediocrates says:

    bwahahaha! I refuse to use my weapons to preserve defective DNA….

  13. avatar PNG says:

    Here is my shot at an edit:

    The land of free riflemen–on whom you sometimes forget you depend–who are the last adults in the room and are needed to defend you disarmed people from tyranny every few decades.

    A more stylized one:

    The land of free riflemen who stand constant vigil against the criminal and the tyrant.

    I hope Don N. doesn’t mind attempts to clean up his words.

    1. avatar Don says:

      Certainly not. Better than condesending jabs. The point I was trying to convey in a single sentence is that the reason places like the UK can pretend they don’t need civilian gun ownership to maintain their freedom is that the US will always be there to bail them out.

      It’s like some child bragging to their dad that they don’t need a job because they can just get food from the kitchen. And looking at dad like he is crazy for going to work all day.

      1. avatar PNG says:

        You’re welcome. As a trained legal writer, I can say that everyone’s writing could use a boost every once in a while, mine included. I did love the point of your prose, but I was thinking more of the backyard gun grabbers than the Brits you called out. No matter, the only difference between all those pansies are their accents and beverage preferences.

  14. avatar g says:

    Fairey may be an idiot about guns and the 2nd Amendment, but I’ll admit, I like this poster:

    http://www.obeygiant.com/prints/the-black-hills-are-not-for-sale

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