Defaced Nation: Destroyed Political Posters


Over at his always excellent blog Spine Out, designer John Gall has posted a collection of political protest posters and defaced leaders from the Middle East and elsewhere, imploring us to ignore for the moment the political messages, and consider them as art, as the most “passionate form of visual communication.” He contrasts the wild, urgently defaced posters with the coolly Photoshopped American versions – though, to be fair, the citizens in our country are not under the kind of distress as those in the countries where these posters were made. Though these posters were not created as art, they represent a boiling over of emotion and cultural expression that rivals many pieces made with artistic intention. Click through to see the most compelling pieces from Gall’s roundup and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

See more over at Spine Out.