A little warning: this is not the typical dwl post. It’s politically charged, and may be offensive to some of you. But I have to say, when I received this submission, I was really impressed by the creator’s commitment to taking a stand in such a heated political climate. Safwat Saleem, an Arizona-based, Pakistani-born designer and filmmaker, developed A Bunch of Crock—an exhibition and poster series funded through Kickstarter—as a reaction to the current political landscape, as well as his experieences living in the U.S. post-9/11.
If you take a look at the posters on his site, you can see specific quotes and sources that each are in response to. And before reacting to their messages, I encourage you to watch this Kickstarter video and listen to his story. It certainly left an impression on me.
one of my favorite posts ever.
Wow, talk about having a lot of courage for speaking up. I applaud him for doing so. I made a point of sharing with friends.
Thanks for sharing, this is amazing!
Love the message. The artwork is pretty standard though. Meh.
Wonderful. Rather than getting angry he gets beautiful. Providing a gentle provokation of thought in the viewer.
Amazing and humbling, thanks for posting this project.
I just finished reading “Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?” and I’m really glad to see some passion and fearlessness out there (and being shared on this blog).
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Too true to ignore. Art evokes Norman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter, and early TV advertising, and sort of screams “Take us back to the Eisenhower years when life was a lot simpler and less threatening for white guys (like me).”
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i love the work and the message!!!
Nearly fell off the couch laughing when I saw these. Thanks for sharing!
What a work of art it got me going, and funny too.