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the world as subject matter

  1. narratives of american society

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    these covers are appropriated from actual books, the title has been altered to help convey  a new message from found medias.  The image and the text must work simultaneously with each other in order to get points across.  It’s interesting to see how they work together, but more so how you can change the entire meaning of an image just by changing the text accompanied with it.  It shows you just how easy it is for the media itself to undergo the same process of image labeling because it is the same process; it just receives less scrutiny because it is being displayed on the forefront, in popularity.

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  2. amnesia

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    They yell it from the towers, never forget
    They yell it for the towers, never forget

    But lets forget black power
    Lets forget King and is Dream,
    His particular mindset

    Never forget the Jewish,
    And their Holocaust
    But forget Malcolm X
    By any means, at all cost

    Kent State, that’s 4
    Virgina Tech, that’s 10
    Columbine, that’s 10 plus 2

    But don’t pay attention to what we do..
    Slavery may have happened, but it’s over

    The Lieutenant may be a civilian now
    but he still a soldier…

    So many black men in prison
    just breaking 20 and over
    May not see day till they’re twenty years older

    Then he’ll be no good…without a voice
    But somehow we’re living in a place where there’s choice.

    Choice to exclude them from housing
    Choice to exclude them from education
    Choice to exclude them from employment
    Choice to exclude them from survival

    Yet they tell us forget, remember the americans we’ve lost
    But not the labor force we had to cut costs….

    Technically they weren’t even human, barely a dog
    That’s why this shxts only getting mentioned on a blog
    That’s why black has been whitened by a fog
    That’s why most of us just help the ticking, a cog

    Flying through life convinced by the smog
    That everything in front of us is for us to hog
    And we’d the biggest stars if we’d just play it smart

    Don’t work hard or towards your dreams
    Just come join this corporate team
    We’ll give you a promotion when you’re ready to leave
    And you’ll never have to think about the way we deceive.

    Just work your 9 to 5 and do it daily
    At 6 o’clock go out to each 
    by seven you should be in a seat
    placed in front of your TV screen

    Don’t think about the world around
    Just listen to the drama filled screams
    cause this is the world it would seem.
    At least it is ‘reality’

    If you do all this then you’ll be ok
    And you should never have anything
    important to say.

    You can live day by day
    Playing your games and enjoying dismay

    You won’t have to worry yourself with progress
    We’ll make it easy for you not to care
    We’ll just tell you whatever like it’s been there

    Like it’s old knowledge that’s been challenged and proven

    So you can sit in a cubical
    An organized lot of dummies

    Do not talk
    stay focused on this one thing
    do not stray
    stay focused on this one thing
    do not think
    stay focused on this one thing
    do not believe
    stay focused on this one thing

    some say it’s the easy way
    I say it’s not really a way at all

    Live for yourself, actively

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    skywalker. 2013

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  4. 8.1.14

    • Judge: Has anyone here been convicted of a felony?
    • *Black man walks to the front through a sea of potential jurors.*
    • white woman [whispering]: That's embarrassing.
    remember
    reprint
  5. Anatomy of Capitalism
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of design work; mostly working from a known media to create something new and critical…most people would call these appropriations of the media.  These are appropriations, they are meant to strike conversation and criticism about the society we live in. 

    Anatomy of Capitalism

    Lately I’ve been doing a lot of design work; mostly working from a known media to create something new and critical…most people would call these appropriations of the media.  These are appropriations, they are meant to strike conversation and criticism about the society we live in. 

  6. the truth about rap

    the truth about rap

  7. untitled on Flickr.

    untitled on Flickr.

  8. two headed cow on Flickr.

    two headed cow on Flickr.