Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street Sympathizer Creates Police Brutality Coloring Book
Posted on 12/17/2011 5:15:59 PM PST by mandaladon
To raise awareness in an ironic way over what Occupy Wall Street sympathizers are calling police brutality over some actions from law enforcement against activists, 46 artists have put together the 48-page Police Brutality Coloring Book. Wired reports that the coloring book was created to draw attention to such action, especially since [a coloring book] should be such a sweet, kid-friendly format, but when youre dealing with a subject as serious as police brutality, the irony sort of heightens the effect, said Shepard Fairey, the graphic designer known for creating President Obamas Hope poster.
Wired has more on the coloring book and the sentiments behind it:
I wasnt directly involved with the movement, but I had been down there a few times and was sympathetic to the cause, said Police Brutality Coloring Book creator Joe Heaps Nelson in an interview with Wired.com. Then it turned out that Chelsea Elliott, one of four women pepper-sprayed during a Sep. 24 protest march in Manhattan, was a friend of a friend of the New York artist.
The incident, and others like it, spurred Nelson into action. I am outraged at how the police are treating people, he said, and moral outrage is not my default setting. And then when I saw that guy at Cal Davis [University of California at Davis campus police Lt. John Pike] calmly spray those kids in the face, I knew I had to do something.
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Wow, maybe she’ll get rich enough to be a 1%er. Then what’ll she do???
THAT NOT FAIR!!! somebody had to draw more than one picture!
Sell out! You are just USING your brothers and sisters in the 99% to try to get rich. You should share your money. I will be glad to take everything you don't need and I will make sure it is put to good use. I deserve it. I don't want to work anymore. It is SO 1%, you know?
Also, you would make MUCH more money doing a book about your loony 'occupy' crowd. Just think of all the crazy caricatures you could draw. BTW, this was my idea and I am happy to share it with you as long as you give me all the proceeds because I deserve them.
So I made a coloring book. LOL!
Does the coloring book show the mother in Portland putting her four-year-old child onto the railroad tracks to stop a train? The OWS protester with his pants down, defecating on a police car?
Oh, and that would be “Shepard Fairey, the graphic designer known for PLAGIARIZING President Obamas Hope poster.”