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DESIGNER:
Damiano Dug Merzari  
VENUE:
Bundeshause
Zürich
ZH
Switzerland
 
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damdugmerzariSend damdugmerzari a message
2010-04-11 16:59:57
 
BANDS:
Pussywarmers, The



Pussywarmers Poster - Bundeshause, Zürich - Damiano Dug Merzari



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Douglas WalkerSend Douglas Walker a message :   hahahaha?.
i think i AM actually offended by this poster - either that or any particularly stupid comments...
and on 90% of the stuff here? nae chance of being offended. think its only been PM's Moors Murderers prints that've made me think twice about any morality in what i'm looking at. and maybe they should
only my opinion... as said before, just read up on jap WWII POW stuff, so probably over sensitive to the subject right now
  2010-04-16 18:19:22
helemaalkimSend helemaalkim a message :   hahahaha   2010-04-16 17:23:33
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   *on this site, that is.   2010-04-15 15:04:08
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   Interesting idea, but I can't say it was especially well done. If you're offended by this poster don't look at 90% of what is posted on here.   2010-04-15 15:01:57
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   Grey matter. I get it. Clever Pinchy.   2010-04-15 07:48:32
THE PiNCHSend THE PiNCH a message :   does the fact that where there should be white sky there is grey matter?   2010-04-15 07:42:49
dave welkerSend dave welker a message :   I cant help imagining the imminent angle of the executioners chop ever since I was a kid and first saw this. I think the poor fellow literally gets his face chopped off here... Unless the dude comes around from behind at the last minute and takes off his whole head. Whether or not it is a good poster is another story.   2010-04-15 07:28:22
fredoSend fredo a message :   Killer pinatas. I kinda want some Pez right now.   2010-04-14 12:27:00
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   Fuckin magnets!   2010-04-14 12:02:59
ricv64Send ricv64 a message :   Dave is scared of Ninjas ? Did he ever see the Octagon ?   2010-04-14 09:53:30
ImJustRickGSend ImJustRickG a message :   I don't remember the origins of the term "vomment". Was it ratt chat?   2010-04-14 09:51:26
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   down the street, not across the tracks   2010-04-14 09:37:54
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Bring it, you hack. Chop chop!   2010-04-14 09:26:00
RobSend Rob a message :   calm down, dave...keep your head on your shoulders.   2010-04-14 09:14:58
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   i just ripped my shirt off, its go time!   2010-04-14 09:06:13
RobSend Rob a message :   dave, cuts to the chase.   2010-04-14 09:00:38
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   dan is a douche.   2010-04-14 08:48:50
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Any way you slice it, it's thought-provoking.   2010-04-14 08:28:56
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   Way to cut through the nonsense, Dan.   2010-04-14 08:21:47
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   It isn't about being offended. I don't get the impression anyone is offended. I'm not. The poster is provocative. It brings this shit up. So people talk about it. People also make beheading puns. I enjoy both.
Some people (Hai Dave) seem to get 'offended' by ninjas talking about something seriously and are 'troubled' when it gets in the way of an uninterrupted lowest common denominator vomment stream.
There's plenty of room for both.
  2010-04-14 08:15:56
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   CLAIM DOWN MAZN!!!!!!!!   2010-04-14 07:49:53
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   tons of mass murdererz and genocidal maniacs are used in posters.. turn teh page.. be offended and be sure you will be offended again.
  2010-04-14 06:10:22
HollySend Holly a message :   I've never seen this photo before. Frickin' public school education.   2010-04-13 21:30:02
ImJustRickGSend ImJustRickG a message :   Looba is showing off, being all smart n' stuff.
Let's just head off any more controversy and agree that it's funny AND fucked.
  2010-04-13 20:14:49
john seaburySend john seabury a message :   Hard to see it offending the man's family. It's been printed a zillion time already. At least this version has a happier ending.   2010-04-13 18:04:50
deneyterrioSend deneyterrio a message :   I never used to like milk   2010-04-13 18:01:39
BahrSend Bahr a message :   dnny, i think you meant to say "cut it out."   2010-04-13 16:37:02
ricv64Send ricv64 a message :   it needs one hell of a print job to work otherwise nope   2010-04-13 16:27:31
boadiceaSend boadicea a message :   some say the executioner in the photo was captured and sentenced to hang, but later had his sentence reduced to 10 years.. others say the executioner never survived the war   2010-04-13 16:17:05
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   http://www.worldhistoryjournal.com/2008/12/japanese-war-crimes-in-wwii.html
Half wrong, half right. Australian: Sgt. Leonard Siffleet, but photographed by a private on the executioner's command.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Siffleet
  2010-04-13 16:09:27
steve wSend steve w a message :   so, it's cool if he's Australian?   2010-04-13 16:02:19
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   i don't think it's an age thing. unless i'm mistaken, i recall this image is from WWII, and it's a Brit or Australian POW about to be executed in a Japanese POW camp. i first saw the photograph in late middle or high school, when i got super interested in photojournalism. i saw a lot of images as a kid then that were from decades before i was born that were amazing, terrible, and unfortunately stuck in my head in a not-always good way. which, is hopefully one of the finer points of good war photography. i want to say that this was a robert capa? i'm sure i'm wrong.
MY POINT is (long windedly) that it's not really age, but maybe more personality and empathetic response that makes a body react or not react to a photo like this. i'm not offended by the poster, i agree that it's a good play, however unfunny and totally fucked, on the situation captured here. RIP soldier. war sucks.
  2010-04-13 16:00:24
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   i heard the ipad is gonna have an game come out based on this.   2010-04-13 15:46:03
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   This sort of thing is always pretty tricky. Lots of really great rock posters, album covers, etc make use of this sort of imagery. And I think Tom's right in chalking it up to generational indifference. But the circumstance surely is the differentiating factor here. A tragedy may be unexpected and may seem unfair, but an execution of someone bound and blindfolded is another category all-together. I'm sure the guy pictured still has family members somewhere who would be tremendously hurt by this goofy manipulation of what would be, for them, a truly painful thing to look at. BUT that's what makes a lot of these kinds of things what they are, and what gives them their counter-cultural, subversive, anti-social aesthetic.   2010-04-13 15:40:53
ferg2001Send ferg2001 a message :   phewtewchoughpd   2010-04-13 15:36:59
standardSend standard a message :   OR it could be the ultimate revenge - that dude is the only one who DOESN'T get beheaded. Tarantino-esque history-rewriting! It's jean-eee-yuss.   2010-04-13 15:36:48
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   The floaty heads are funny but more significantly they transform it from "die!" into "join us."
Which is clever, and which is why I am basically willing to give this a pass on poor taste.
  2010-04-13 15:32:50
standardSend standard a message :   Plus, the floaty heads are pretty funny.   2010-04-13 15:21:18
standardSend standard a message :   Well, I'm serious in the sense of how I'm guessing, say, a 20 year-old feels about this photo (ie one guy in the '70s about to die is no different than 36 people dying in 1937). *I* think it's borderline distasteful, but I think it's because of my age. The same way I will probably never be "cool" with a WTC poster.
I'm not saying the younger generation of whatever example we're talking about is RIGHT, I'm just saying a generational difference in perception exists.
  2010-04-13 15:20:47
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   I want to know what The Pussywarmers have to say about this.   2010-04-13 15:15:49
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Tom- Presuming you're serious, which is probably foolish...
I see a pretty major distinction between an image of the Hindenburg disaster (accident) and a lighthearted (-headed?) treatment of a pic of a POW being executed.
Kinda like that image in the LJ feed thread, of the napalmed girl 'shopped to look like Kermit the Frog. 1% funny, 99% not cool.
I don't have a 'problem' with this image being used, and as I said I can enjoy it for what it is, which is a great poster that derives a lot of its impact from 'going there.'
  2010-04-13 15:14:36
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   violence is universal. We all dish it, we all take it.   2010-04-13 15:12:30
Douglas WalkerSend Douglas Walker a message :   led zep cover was an ink drawing taken from the famous hindenburg pic... this being an actual photo of one of the many victims of the endless atrocities and barbarism carried out by The Imperial Army of Japan is very different - i think anyway
...mainly cos ive only just finished reading the memoirs of one of the few remaining british POWs in the jap death camps. still feeling sick thinking about what these poor souls were put through
  2010-04-13 15:11:21
RobSend Rob a message :   steve is losing his head...those aren't real babbys.   2010-04-13 14:51:02
steve wSend steve w a message :   http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/602pxthe_beatles__butcher_cover.jpg   2010-04-13 14:49:16
standardSend standard a message :   I think anyone who has a problem with this image being reappropriated needs to remember that 36 people died on the cover of Led Zeppelin's self-titled album. I think as soon as a generation or so passes, stuff like this goes from potent imagery to abstract violence.   2010-04-13 14:43:15
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   yinz need to cut out all this inappropriateness.   2010-04-13 14:21:11
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   jesus. head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.   2010-04-13 14:05:09
BahrSend Bahr a message :   are you saying it doesn't make the cut? cuz i would disagree.   2010-04-13 11:27:05
THE PiNCHSend THE PiNCH a message :   this poster was poorly executed   2010-04-13 10:26:44
69amcrebelSend 69amcrebel a message :   Heads Off too you great job!   2010-04-13 10:22:52
RobSend Rob a message :   I laughed my head off!   2010-04-13 09:59:43
steve wSend steve w a message :   I admit it. I laughed   2010-04-13 09:43:10
vastaghSend vastagh a message :   nsfw? thanks for the heads-up.   2010-04-13 09:37:30
ImJustRickGSend ImJustRickG a message :   This poster is okay, kinda funny. I'll be interested in seeing what he does neck-st.   2010-04-13 08:45:57
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   I'm kinda torn between two reactions: A) war crimes = not funny, off limits, and B) this is f'n brilliant.   2010-04-13 08:26:57
Pfahlert Creative LabsSend Pfahlert Creative Labs a message :   LIFE magazine image that has been burned into many minds, powerful stuff (the original image).   2010-04-13 08:22:00
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   Fine. I'll just beheading out now.   2010-04-13 08:09:12
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   every time i've seen the original photo, all i can think is what that poor bastard thought as he heard the clicking of the camera right before he was beheaded. what an extra little piece of crap before being executed on your knees in the goddamned mud.   2010-04-13 08:09:09
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   ban dnny plz   2010-04-13 08:08:22
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   It's good, but nothing to lose your head over.   2010-04-13 08:05:30
standardSend standard a message :   This... is sort of fucking awesome.   2010-04-13 07:39:22
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