Making everyone happy is impossible. Pissing them off is a piece of cake. I like cake.
Where are you going to stand DK?
A very good question, Ed. Will I even stand? is another good question.But since I live in Lambeth, I guess that I would stand here. Or Streatham, since I'm on the border...I have to say, though, that I really don't like the idea of being an MP. I despise them. But democracy must be served, I suppose.We shall see...DK
How about Vauxhall?
That'll be your nexk of the woods, eh? Kennington lad, are you not?DK
Not the most attractive of posters.
Hmm. Cavity in one of the upper left bicuspids needs attention.No, seriously. Your poster needs a more aggressive looking mouth with not quite so even teeth (Possibly even slightly yellow). The finger waggers and bansturbators have to be properly demonised.
Off topic I'm afraid but could you let me know how LPUK stand on devolution and the establishment of an English Parliament please. Couldn't find anything about it on the party website.Cheers.
I think it would be better if the mouth were one of those toad like arrogant gobs one sees. Michael Martin's? Miliband? Ruth Kelly?The anger is not the point for me, but the arrogance, the presumption.
Have you seen the UKIP inspired video?On my Blog HERE
Phil McCavity suggests: Try this one for size.
The message is right, and succinct, but the mouth is anonymous. Think you need to tap into the anger against current politicians maybe a collage of six (despised) pols gabbing on.
I like the idea, but I'm really not sure about the mouth. cascadian's suggestion sounds good.
Sorry DK but the poster doesn't display enough Angst!Looks more like an advert for a dental product.
So what is the dragon thingy all about, then? You're right - the main image makes me think of obnoxious mouthy teenagers - not good, as far as I'm concerned! I'll stick with UKIP, thanks.
DkSad to say the young are not going to help much. Have you spoken to anyone under the age of 30 lately?Our current crop of youth have there forcibly collectivized heads well and truly up there own Hitler inspired environmentalist back side. So far that they will still be looking for global warming, well after there pointless dicks have frozen off. Or they cant even afford a new tin of 3in-one for there rusty chain sprockets.Still good luck, I am sure some will listen. But in my experience our youth have as much idea about liberty and how to keep it, as they do about Libertarianism itself.Which is virtually none whatsoever.You don't have to have had large sections of your family killed in Nazi concentration camps to know the true potential evil of Socialist State Fascist power. Propagated for generations by your own state broadcaster and your countries entire educational and scientific establishments. BUT IT HELPS that for sure.The Libertarian Logo should read. JOIN THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY. Personal freedom is what we stand for. Even if you stupid brainwashed idiots have no idea whatsoever what personal liberty even is, never mind how to keep it.Atlas shrugged
It's a start DK, but I think there's more capital to be made out of the deliberate infantilisation of the population.How about an adult bloke in a too-small school uniform, or sitting in an outsize pram, with the strapline 'Want to know how the big three parties see you?'
This poster is not inclusive enough.(Now that's sarcasm)
For what it's worth I think the party logo bit at the bottom is good but the mouth graphics are crap.How about three outreach workers handing the subject leaflets about smoking, five a day and binge drinking to a confused passer-by with 'I cost £XXX a year' printed on their backs or in bubbles.The bit at the bottom could say something like 'Shelly works for minimum wage, it takes the income tax of 85 Shelleys to pay the salaries of these three bureaucrats'.Or something along those lines, but whatever you do lose the mouth picture.
Actually that would be too cluttered. It would have to be a series of posters/flyers, with one bureaucrat per poster/flyer, with is/her back to the camera handing out the leaflet and wearing as jacket with 'I cost 25 Shelleys'.With the message at the bottom "We will abolish income tax." or similar.
Cascadian's suggestion is sound. I'd rather see a small cross section than concentrating on the legally brain dead, aka much of British youth. And wasting one whole poster on them.Also the mouth is too anonymous. And looking down at someone else's tonsils is a bit offputting - as in, people will look away.How about ditching the idea of the big anonymous mouth and going with, say, a panel of three faces - not just mouths, which no one can relate to anyway, but with their mouths open as though shouting, with your same message? A middle level office worker; a car mechanic, an supermarket checkout worker. They could all be looking away from their jobs for a minute, at the camera and shouting.And you could run a series of these in three panel posters. A runway model (after all, the socialists have already tried to ban thin models); an ethnic W Indian working in a call centre; a Pakistani or Bangladeshi waiter; a bus driver; an elderly man or lady watering their small garden; a woman unloading her child on the school run.The headline is brilliant. The illustration is offputting. In fact, it looks like The Telegraph's strangely revolting Have Your Say homepage. It's awful.But your idea could be very effective.
Another headline along the same thinking: "Stop telling me what to do! I don't belong to the government!""Stop telling me what to do! It's my life!""Stop telling my family what to do! It's our business!""Note to the current government: Get out of my life!"
The 'big government' and 'big welfare state' has morphed from a kindly aunt or nanny into a stern and bullying headmaster and will turn into a brown shirted facist thug sporting the lastest in bull whips!How abot a picture that represents that?I will join the LPUK when they adopt the sensible and realistic TEN PERCENT FLAT TAX regime with a local sales tax. This coupled with a legal requirement for the government to cut its cloth within those restrictions.Business and individual tax levels are crippling the economy and allied to a government which is eager to turn large numbers of people into 'clients' of the state who owe their existance to the state, what you end up with is East Germany MK2!There is a whiff of fantasy and roes tinted spectacles about the idea of no taxes so ill wait untill LPUK policies mature a little.
Mac the Knife's idea is the best. Nice, simple, clever. The others are good, but trying too hard. It's tricky making an idea punchy, simple and immediately connecting. That's how good ad agencies earn their corn. The ultimate difficulty is that LP will never be able to afford poster sites and the poster format only partially works in the medium of the Internet.
cassandra, who said anything about "no taxes"?Income Tax raises £170bln out of approx £500bln.
As you plan to vivify the bill of rights 1689,do you intend to allow us "arms suitable to our station"for the effects of your manifesto will take many years to implement and meanwhile we will still be subject to the depredations of imported savages?
The fabulous King Crimson cover would be better - the artist who painted it is dead so you may be lucky regarding copyright.
More je ne sais quoi.
Thanks for all your comments: I shall bear them in mind. You have to remember that putting people's faces on posters can be difficult (especially when using stock photographs): there is a little inconvenience called a "model release form"...DK
The 'OK' makes the slogan sound like it's coming from an awkward teenager's mouth.The state has grown into a fat nanny run by fat ninnies. Vote democracy not beaurocracy.
I suggest this:
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