I wanted to keep it fun and simple on this one. A tour through Black Bart’s cave. Anyone who has been to a magical place called Casa Bonita knows all about Black Bart’s cave. It used to scare the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. As my brother and I got older, we would hide under the bridge and scare other kids. There are all kinds of creepy (usually not working) animatronic monsters inside. This place was like Disneyland to me when I was little, and It’s still always fun (even if the food is less than stellar). We were there for a friends, ahem, 34th birthday party, and we were still acting like 8 year olds. I brought some weird, random masks I had, and we just got crazy with it.
I have always been enamored and fascinated by old World War I propaganda ads and posters. They seem to be the most straightforward versions of what a lot of modern advertisements sort of beat around the bush to say but can’t in this politically correct time. This ad in particular, I thought was strong because the image and the emotion displayed in the image was so easy to manipulate. The original shows immigrants coming to America seeking a better life, and is telling them that they now need to defend the freedom they were given by making sacrifices. In my new modern version, I changed it to reflect the atmosphere that is going on in this time with the whole “Class War” theme. It now appears the man (representing the 1%) is telling these people of less wealth to leave because they have nothing left to offer. As if the man with the hat is waving goodbye to the “New America” that we live in now.