Incendiary Image of the Day: Shepard Fairey, Take 2 by Dan Zimmerman | Apr 27, 2013 | 37 comments facebook twitter linkedin email 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. comments Greg Camp says: April 27, 2013 at 14:04 The caption is a tortured sentence. What is it even trying to say? Reply James St. John says: April 27, 2013 at 14:05 +1 Reply Veidt says: April 27, 2013 at 14:10 Agreed. The 240kb .png isn’t helping anything either. Reply g says: April 27, 2013 at 14:32 +1 My teacher sense is going off. Ummm… run on? Reply Jeh says: April 27, 2013 at 17:00 +1 Reply 16V says: April 27, 2013 at 14:51 Needs a comma. Reply Greg Camp says: April 27, 2013 at 16:16 It could take two from the Second Amendment, but at least that sentence is eay to understand. Reply Sixpack70 says: April 27, 2013 at 16:37 Isn’t it trying to be close to the poorly written original? bernard says: April 27, 2013 at 14:10 no. I prefer the original. Reply Hal says: April 27, 2013 at 19:34 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? Reply bernard says: April 28, 2013 at 10:13 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. Reply J says: April 27, 2013 at 14:20 This is great if you want more anti-gunners to believe were all just illiterate rednecks. Reply dshim83 says: April 27, 2013 at 14:26 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 Reply g says: April 27, 2013 at 14:35 Nice. Your work is at least readable, versus the grammatical mess printed above. Reply Don says: April 28, 2013 at 13:08 My coworkers all understood it. Just a mess of ignorant redneck phd holding scientists, we are. Reply dshim83 says: April 27, 2013 at 14:57 Cleaned up the “Assault Weapons” and Standard Capacity Magazines version here: http://imgur.com/a/olbkS#0 Reply blehtastic says: April 27, 2013 at 15:43 I like the Bloomberg one the best. Reply dshim83 says: April 27, 2013 at 15:45 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.) Reply Roscoe says: April 27, 2013 at 23:33 @dshim83; Needs work but the images with Bloomberg prominently highlighted are a hit. Reply Eric says: April 27, 2013 at 14:35 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! Reply Evan says: April 27, 2013 at 15:00 So essentially he’s saying, “freedom fighters are good as long as they’re historical figures in foreign countries” Reply Anonemoose says: April 27, 2013 at 14:51 The gun grabbers have a new term for defensive gun usage. Outlier. Reply Anonemoose says: April 27, 2013 at 14:55 I’ve got one: http://i.imgur.com/4zsaX9a.jpg Reply dshim83 says: April 27, 2013 at 15:33 Good one. Yours inspired me for this: http://i.imgur.com/JoNKrbO.png Reply Anonemoose says: April 27, 2013 at 20:21 Now that is just classy. Reply Art Vandelay says: April 27, 2013 at 15:01 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… Reply John Fritz says: April 27, 2013 at 15:51 Here you go. What a douchenozzle. Fairey being pleasant to his wife. Reply Rightontheleftcoast says: April 28, 2013 at 09:39 Wife beater. Typical anarcho-marxist. Reply Colt Magnum says: April 27, 2013 at 16:10 Huh? Reply conceal7 says: April 27, 2013 at 16:32 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. Reply Ralph says: April 27, 2013 at 17:19 Clap if you believe in Fairey. Waiting. Crickets. Reply mediocrates says: April 27, 2013 at 17:19 bwahahaha! I refuse to use my weapons to preserve defective DNA…. Reply PNG says: April 27, 2013 at 19:55 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. Reply Don says: April 28, 2013 at 09:14 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. Reply PNG says: April 28, 2013 at 17:18 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. Reply g says: April 28, 2013 at 02:46 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 Reply Chele says: April 28, 2013 at 22:21 I have one up here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DjyovHYzbxU/UXoSoLrtktI/AAAAAAAAAe0/HgPJLNnbar8/s1600/parodygungrabposter.jpg Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.