Home Crime and Punishment Incendiary Image of the Day: Rush to Judgement Edition Crime and PunishmentGun Nation Incendiary Image of the Day: Rush to Judgement Edition By Robert Farago - January 14, 2011 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Atlas: Today’s American Gun Culture is a Result of Mythologizing and Marketing the Old West Fear the Wave: A Million Americans Have Switched Parties and a Lot of Them Plan to #GUNVOTE The Second Amendment Isn’t Only Guns: Virginia’s Switch Blade Ban Died Today 5 COMMENTS There’s a “No Trespassing” sign at my gun range with more entry holes than this billboard. Reply I love that sign, it’s right on target. Reply That’s a wide group for a “straight shooter”. Reply Timing is everything. Reply Speaking as a Creative Director/ad agency owner, this is the kind of thing you expect from an Art Director that knows NOTHING about guns. “Gimme some bullet holes…spread them around so they look artistic. No, I don’t want them grouped all together…that looks stupid. What? I don’t care if you own a gun – as long as you don’t bring it to work. This is a Gun Free Zone, remember! But nobody’s gonna know about…about what’s that you called it…that’s right, ‘tight groupings.’ We just wanna show the billboard all shot up. Oh, and make the holes different sizes. That’ll look even better. What now? No, I don’t care if this implies a bunch of different people and guns are shooting the billboard. We’re not in this to be accurate! It’s ART people.” This is a conversation (only slightly paraphrased) that I’ve heard, time and time again, at other agencies. And, truth to tell, before I got into self defense and learned something about guns, that kind of ignorant crap could have well come out of my mouth. Bottom line, don’t confuse an art director with facts, logic, or reasoning. Different point of view. And you’re only killing the creative buzz when you bring up stuff like that. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 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.