An Artist Examines The Violence Of Movie Posters

Are movie posters pointing too many guns at us?

An Artist Examines The Violence Of Movie Posters

At first I thought the image above was funny, and then I realized that Jon Burgerman (best name ever?) was serious. It's part of a series of Photoshopped pictures constituting an 'intervention' highlighting the violent imagery in movie and TV advertising in public spaces.

Here's another:

Like I said, I thought it was funny. I kind of still do. I find moral handwringing over depictions of things to be the sort of distraction from the real problems - ie, pictures of guns aren't the problem, guns are the problem - that allow us to actually ignore real problems. As provocative as it is to see Burgerman shot by Katniss Everdeen, I don't really know what larger point is actually being made... except maybe that subway ads are worryingly similar. 

See the entire Head Shots series at Burgerman's site.

Devin Faraci's photo About the Author: A ten year veteran of writing for the web, Devin has built a reputation as a loud, uncompromising and honest voice – sometimes to the chagrin of his readers, but usually to their delight.