Interesting Anti-war Posters

I am not anti-war, I thought these ads were neat though… very interesting concept.

The following 4 posters are designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the Iraq war.

What they look like around poles:

Posters by: Big Ant International

Posters for: Global Coalition For Peace

We need some guerrilla marketing campaigns as clever as this, that are pro gun.  Can you imagine the stir that would cause?

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SPC Fish January 31, 2010 at 07:56 pm

the M1 abrams barrel has been photoshopped longer. the others look legit though

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Cordolf February 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

The grenade throw is photoshopped as well – check out the grass – duplicate bunches.
And the rifle looks a little long to me also, but I can’t see the obvious duplicate portion.

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Admin (Mike) February 1, 2010 at 02:36 pm

You guys are right.. it definitely looks like some of them are photoshopped. I guess for the sake of the posters having to be an exact length, they had to take a bit of a creative licence. To save money those are might even be all purchased “stock” photos which they modified.

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Josh February 1, 2010 at 04:18 pm

I’m sure they’re all altered. In the one with the F/A-18, I doubt that an aircraft could fire two missiles that would be flying (seemingly) so close together at such a short distance from the aircraft that fired them. Also, I opened the picture in Photoshop and measured the lengths of the missiles. The missile in the rear is 77% of the size of the lead missile, indicating that they are at significantly different altitudes. Measuring the wingspan of an F/A-18 (40 ft) and length of an AIM-7 Sparrow missile (12 ft) and comparing the ratios of those pictured, it appears that the trailing missile is the appropriate size compared to the aircraft; the lead missile is far too large.

Not a lot of truth in advertising here.

Shifting the position of a thrown grenade is one thing, but altering a photo to make a tank or rifle look more menacing, or to show missile launches that can’t occur as shown is a bit much.

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Admin (Mike) February 2, 2010 at 04:34 pm

Thanks for doing the leg work Josh. Interesting results.

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JoeDirt February 13, 2010 at 06:43 pm

The point isn’t to make the barrel more menacing or anything, it was just to make it work for the layout they were going for. Its pretty clever, even if I don’t agree with it.

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AJ187 February 5, 2010 at 03:07 pm

Whatever your feelings on the war are, these photos are sure arresting and thought provoking.

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