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Alt Right goes Alt Banksy with amazing(ly dumb) Adidas meme

Alt-right "street artists" will never match the brilliance of this bit of graffiti
Alt-right “street artists” will never match the brilliance of this bit of graffiti

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The Alt-Right has a new plan to take over the culture … by appropriating the “corporate symbols of the left” and — get this! — subverting them. And then, like, pasting them on buildings and stuff. Because no one has ever thought of THAT before! 

In a recent blog post, the pickup-artist-turned-white-supremacist-Trump-superfan “Heartiste” proudly posts a photo of one such subversion: street posters that have transformed the Apple logo, “an iconic image of globohomo shitlibbery,” into “a pro-Trumpening war banner” by turning the standard bite from the apple into a Trump silhouette.

Aw, it’s cute — they think they’re Banksy!

Heartiste then posts his own contribution to the “existential war for the soul of Western Man.”

Er, what?
Er, what?

If you’ve ever wondered if it was possible to screw up in Photoshop if all you’re doing is posting words onto a plain white background, it turns out the answer is “yes.”

Here’s a slightly more clever use of the Adidas brand:

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Weird (not wired) Eddie
Weird (not wired) Eddie
5 years ago

but… who is “Bill Stickers”? And why is he being PERSECUTED???

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
5 years ago

Poor Bill Stickers. Another victim of the evil feminist court system.

JoeB
JoeB
5 years ago

I haven’t been able to see or hear “Adidas” without getting this stuck in my head since I was 14.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

Graphic designer: What you want?
Reactionary: Well, all the rest of my ideas are decades outta date…
Graphic designer: Say no more. I got you, fam

Imagine if these people had any idea what they’re doing

numerobis
numerobis
5 years ago

That adidas spoof — gah. Not the same font, and the kerning is awful.

JoeB
JoeB
5 years ago

@Axecaliber

That made me realize that he didn’t even use the “New” (since 1998) Adidas logo.

Judas Peckerwood
Judas Peckerwood
5 years ago

It’s a universal truth: nazis, racists and other hateful turds simply cannot grasp the basics of either art or humor. And every time they attempt the two, separately or together, the results are downright cringe-worthy.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@JoeB

AxecalibEr

Noice 🙂

That made me realize that he didn’t even use the “New” (since 1998) Adidas logo

To be fair, that new logo has been ass since 1998. But yeah, they probably image searched ‘adidas logo’ and picked one

Anne Lewis, Jib Creatr
Anne Lewis, Jib Creatr
5 years ago

Dude, just put the Adidas logo in the swastika’s place on the Nazi flag. It’s a German company. God, these people have no design sense.

epitome of incomprehensibility

If I had to “fix” an Apple ad, I’d do the totally original thing and add an “ly” to “Think Different”. Adverbs are important to me! 😛

From Heartiste’s post:

Will it be the tranquilizing globofeed of Lies and Ugliness, or the transcendence of Truth and Beauty?

I dunno, but poor Heartiste can’t decide whether to be Ezra Pound or John Keats (“Truth and Beauty” indeed). You can’t be both at once, you know.

Fallout Troy
5 years ago

Even this is a better photoshop:

Weird (not wired) Eddie
Weird (not wired) Eddie
5 years ago

Breaking news!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrElOC79xFg&sns=em

Supporters rally as video surfaces of “Bill Stickers” arrest!!!

Story at 11:00

Austin Loomis
5 years ago

epitome skrev:

poor Heartiste can’t decide whether to be Ezra Pound or John Keats

Well, he’s probably not going to decide to split the difference and be Ezra Jack Keats. (Ironically, as a Loomis, I am distantly related to be Ezra Pound and Samuel Colt, which probably makes the leftward drift of my life ironic in some way.)

ScarlettAthena
ScarlettAthena
5 years ago

Is the pledge drive capybara on hiatus? S/he was so cute. I thought one in running shoes would be appropriate.

Bina
5 years ago

adidas: All Day I Dream About Suing…James Wiedmann.

(Just doing my bit to help Adidas’s legal team out. Haha.)

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

@ScarlettAthena
I could not find one wearing shoes, but I did find a fist-bump capybara and that was too awesome not to share.
http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/5e/df/b1/5edfb1143a579b63a0dc878734beceee.jpg

opium4themasses
5 years ago

This feels like a rip off of an especially dumb Korn song.

https://youtu.be/IWgltXN_S-4

Anne Lewis, Jib Creatr
Anne Lewis, Jib Creatr
5 years ago

Adidas: All Day I Dream About Skyrim
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ETA: Yes there are mods that add sneakers to the game.

ScarlettAthena
ScarlettAthena
5 years ago

@Kupo

Many thanks! My day now feels complete with that cute capybara!

Weird (not wired) Eddie
Weird (not wired) Eddie
5 years ago

“an iconic image of globohomo shitlibbery”

tells me all I need to know about the original author. He must be so pissed about the tendency of some of the new tech bajillionaires to embrace social justice issues (at least until they become addicted to the money) e.g. Google’s “Don’t be Evil” (before they changed it to “Don’t be Google”)

epitome of incomprehensibility

@kupo – Fist-bump capybara, yay! I’ve been too busy this week to stick around much, but I enjoyed the capybaras!

@Austin Loomis – :). Also, that’s kind of cool! My dad’s from New England too, but no famous relatives that I know of.

Ah, Ezra Pound. I wrote about some of the guy’s work for my MA project. On one hand Pound did a lot to help other artists – helping writers get published, editing for free, providing his sculptor friend with material he couldn’t have afforded, etc. On the other hand, his writings (letters, poetry, non-fiction) from the 1930s-40s are full of racist and fascist views. (This doesn’t excuse him being treated so badly by the US justice system when he came back from Italy, but it makes him much less credible as a cultural critic, in my opinion.)

Unanswerable question of the day: if Pound alive today, would he support Trump? 🙁

Maeo
Maeo
5 years ago

@epitome of incomprehensibility :

“Thinkly Different”? Well, it follows its own advice, at least!
😛

Skiriki
Skiriki
5 years ago

Presenting proof about Nazis and such being incapable of doing good art.

The concurrent Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung (“Great German Art Exhibition”) was intended to show the more classical and “racially pure” type of art advocated by the Nazi regime. That exhibition was hosted near Hofgarten, in the Haus der Deutschen Kunst. It was described as mediocre by modern sources, and attracted only about half the numbers of the Degenerate Art one.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Also more about Nazi art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_the_Third_Reich

Skiriki
Skiriki
5 years ago

Oh hey, about that last link, fun tidbit for y’all:

Graphic design
The poster became an important medium for propaganda during this period. Combining text and bold graphics, posters were extensively deployed both in Germany and in the areas occupied. Their typography reflected the Nazis’ official ideology. The use of Fraktur was common in Germany until 1941, when Martin Bormann denounced the typeface as “Judenlettern” and decreed that only Roman type should be used. Modern sans-serif typefaces were condemned as cultural Bolshevism, although Futura continued to be used owing to its practicality.

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