harry - it's not 'borrowing', it's THEFT. get it? so sue me.
kozik - this poster was knocked out in about 15 minutes. the scrawl was my own handwriting slopped onto the patse-up. i was in a period of time when i was pushing out posters like farts, trying to see how many i could do in a day. these all went into that 'moe-tivator' thing i was doing to protest the poster ban. and because it was in a 'publication' and not a poster, the rules actualy do shit. i did a poster that had type so little you had to strain to see it. bad poster idea, but as a page in a 'zine, it worked just fine.
whenever i looked at this picture of the wolfman, it cracked me up because it looked just like clinton to me. so i just took it straight across and made the joke. in editorial design those kinds of direct rips are protected by the first amendment (free speech). if i were to take this and present it as a standard street advertisement or a poster 'for sale' (swag), i would be in violation of copyrights (universal pictures for instance). but because the rules changed because it was originally presented in an 'editorial' page in a 'zine, the first amendment steps in to protect and make this political satire perfectly well protected against copyright problems. then anybody picking up thie zine could legally hang up the thing on a telephone pole in seattle because it wasn't a POSTER, it was a PAGE from a magazine. people were encouraged to do this. it was an effort to get people to physically protest the poster ban. instead collectors just snagged all of the zines and sold them. idiots.
it was cool while it lasted, though. i got a whole buttload of great artists to contribute to the thing. almost got jacob lawrence to do one, but the clud dumped the idea becaue it 'cost too much' ($100!). cheap fuckers everywhere. even rich club owning lawyers get cheap when it comes to 'community service'.
and frank, there are no rules about handwriting. where did you see them? in my manifesto? show me.
i know printmafia is a respectable and talented bunch, so i'm not accusing anybody of anything, ok?
i still lived in seattle when these shows happened. even though i kept very close tabs on what was being done locally then, and i have no recollection at all of ever seeing this poster anywhere. what's the story behind it?