Jay Shells, the artist behind the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority and the subway etiquette posters against nail clipping, eating, and other public transit no-nos, has some new artwork. He’s designed a line of posters for Occupy Wall Street protesters, with half written by him and the other half written by @blulaces. He says, “I don’t have the time to dedicate to actually being down there as much as many of the protesters, but wanted to participate. This is an opportunity for all artists/graphic designers/copywriters to use their skills to help a great cause.”
Along with the artistic touch of Shells, Occupy Wall Street is undergoing further brand maintenance. They’ve got a PR firm, and they also have a new hashtag, the space-saving #OWS instead of #occupywallstreet. (This comes amid accusations that Twitter is censoring #occupywallstreet. Twitter has denied that charge.)
The signs look pretty sharp, we have to say. Shells sent us some photos from yesterday:
Other slogans include “Dear 1%, We Fell Asleep for a While. Just Woke Up. Sincerely, the 99%,” “99% Fed Up (because the) 1% F’D Up!” and “Koch, the Cause of a Doomed Generation.”
“I’m just doing what feels right, giving them more tools to get the message out,” Shells told us. He says he can be reached via Twitter (@JayShells) if anyone wants the poster files for download.