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Artist makes George Zimmerman mug shot out of Skittles
The Upshot ^ | April 14, 2012 | Scott Steinberg

Posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:31 AM PDT by bgill

An artist in Denver has turned an infamous 2005 mug shot of George Zimmerman into a piece of pop art.

Andy Bell, 31, used 12,250 Skittles to create a 3-by-4-foot portrait of Zimmerman...

"It became family puzzle night," he told the Post...

Katherine Sredl, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business... she said. "Skittles have always symbolized youth and innocence."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; bloggersandpersonal; florida; georgezimmerman; postthefreakingpic; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
MAJOR BARF

The artist claims he's open minded on the case but using the "mug shot" with the "innocence" of the Skittles seems to contradict that.

1 posted on 04/14/2012 8:23:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Do they make white Skittles?


2 posted on 04/14/2012 8:26:11 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Your money or your life" has been the Dems unwritten motto for a long time)
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To: bgill

Another “contributor” to mankind


3 posted on 04/14/2012 8:26:24 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: bgill

why?


4 posted on 04/14/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: bgill

why?


5 posted on 04/14/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: bgill
Perhaps next he can make one of Trayvon with liquorice?
6 posted on 04/14/2012 8:30:46 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: bgill

I didn’t know they make black skittles.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 8:31:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: bgill

Oh isn’t that pwecious.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 8:33:31 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: bgill
Big deal... I made a painting of obama out of dog poop... It's for sale...... (Just kidding)
9 posted on 04/14/2012 8:39:54 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: bgill

This is just stupid. If they were going for symbolism (which is the left’s variation on rational thought) they would have made the depiction that of what’s his name, not Zimmerman.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: bgill

I’m glad someone found a use for Skittles.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: bgill
Don't they mean to say,

Jorge Zimmerhombre?


12 posted on 04/14/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bgill

PROPOGANDA_PING!


13 posted on 04/14/2012 8:49:09 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Travis McGee

The air is thin up there Travis, it takes a while for them to catch on.

FREE JORGE ZIMMERHOMBRE!!!


14 posted on 04/14/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: rockrr

... and from a purported marketing educator, no less.

If she had a clue, she’d have done a pro bono fifteen second ad spot for Skittles with an image of Trayvon Martin forming out of them, with maybe an animated Skittle shedding a tear.

Not to give anyone any ideas since I detest the whole, deranged racial three ring circus surrounding the matter, but *that’s* how you capitalize on current events in advertising.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: bgill
It is not an authentic work of art.

"Skittles" is drug-slang for dextromethorphan.

He should have made it out of these:


16 posted on 04/14/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Katherine Sredl, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, told the AP that companies should keep a healthy distance from the controversies.

“In the case of Skittles, ithey’re so brightly colored and almost pure sugar,’ she said. ‘Skittles have always symbolized youth and innocence.’”

Methinks Kathy’s been popping the OTHER Skittles...


17 posted on 04/14/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits)
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To: bgill

If i have time today, i’m going to make a graph of
black crime in America out of Boston Baked Beans.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: bgill

Now that’s some talent right there! /barf


19 posted on 04/14/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: bgill

Taste the Rainbow/PUSH...


20 posted on 04/14/2012 9:56:23 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: bgill

I am sure he thinks himself quite clever. He is not. In the first place, there is not one thing humorous about this tragedy. I could have done without his input. He has too much time on his hands.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: bgill

Someone on Zimmerman’s side should reciprocate by making one of the real Trayvon with real “skittles” - the pills and caps used in the drug trade!


22 posted on 04/14/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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