• Justus Hayes

American Political

Updated: Jan 24


Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

I have discovered that I really like making these things, but I'm not sure what to call them. They are Posterized (a filter), but not really. They have a similar effect as Posterization, but I rarely use the actual filter. They could be called stencil art, or maybe screen print art; if you ignore the coloured images I have filled them with and treat them as simple two-colour images, each of them could easily be screen printed. Regarding the images they are filled with, I have tried to match the image with the subject, making some commentary on them. So Bernie has been filled with a photo of a worn steel, non-skid floor - a common sturdy, dependable, well-used surface. Mitch has been filled with a lurid fire-like image that is actually a very spectacular sunrise (the opposite of my intent), but stands in for his hellish machinations. And Joe's face has been filled with very weathered wood grain, from the side of a barn in southern France - draw your own conclusions.



Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

I'm definitely going to more of them, whatever I decide to call them. On the list are Nancy Pulosi, Mike Pence, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Tucker Carlson, Trudeau (both of them). I may even stray away from politics and do a Brad Pitt or a Scarlett Johansson - for the clicks!



Joe Biden
Joe Biden

I will be adding some of these to Wikimedia Commons, making them available for use for free. I haven't tried that yet (I only just created an account there), so we'll see if it works. They curate quite thoroughly, I think, and I'm not 100% on whether or not these will be accepted. We shall see.



#45
#45

Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
Used without permission. I can't find the link. 210120_abc_spev_kamala_sworn_in_hpMain_16x9_992

Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham


Alex Jones Fail Better
Alex Jones
Alex Jones mugshot from his DUI
Alex Jones mugshot from his DUI

Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz
Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz
Photographer unknown. E&E News and Politico via AP. Used without permission.

Ted Cruz filled with beige stucco
Ted Cruz

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All