I thought of this design this last summer and finished drawing it in September before the OWS movement began or at least before I was aware of it. It’s rather angry, there is no doubt, but it was part of an art brainstorm that started by looking at my old art from college and high school. This image spawned from an earlier drawing I did in high school art class, that later became a Motley Crue poster with my Dad’s help in 1995. When I looked at this drawing it made me think of anger and when I thought of anger I came up with this political protest poster design.
Dad and I are hoping to learn to screen print our own stuff this year, but I wanted to get some of my stuff printed sooner rather than later, so TRiPPs Prints printed this for me. It is my first screen printed design and Tripp has mad skills.
The original design was intended to have the word “Disaster” in blue rather than “Genocide;” however, it will have to work. The message is similar if not exactly what I meant or more extreme than originally dreamt.
There is also rumor of a poster screen print guru that may print more of these for OWS. That is part of the TOP SECRET files for the moment… stay tuned… and there probably won’t be any available to purchase… we shall see…
Thank you so much for your support, none of this could be possible without my friends and family. Support your local artists and don’t let the corporations destroy art and artists as we know or knew it along with everything else worth saving!