Apparently, this propaganda campaign has already been all over the news and blogs, but it was new to me as I saw the posters in front of a restaurant in the West Village. After a little bit of research, I found out that the artists are Art in Odd Places (aiop). The art piece is a direct response to Mike Bloomberg's attempt at a third term after recently succeeding in changing legislature to allow for a three term limit for New York City mayor (something that has already changed back twice previous to a two term limit). The artist group encouraged people to write in "Charles Montgomery Burns" on voting day in opposition to Bloomberg (read below).
“Burns for Mayor was formed to defeat Mike Bloomberg's bid for a third term. We will not rest until all New Yorkers write in Charles Montgomery Burns on the ballot this November 3rd. It's someone else's turn, vote Burns!”
– Art in Odd Places
Opening titles were "Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival ... Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!"
Design Vlaanderen, Brussels, September 10th to October 2nd, 2009
Material: fiberglass and fabric
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