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As I understand it a brand new conspiracy theory bloomed on Friday. This seems to happen whenever reality is at odds with the fantasies of conservatives/wingnuts/teabaggers/Republicans et al. (which means that it happens all the time). I thought I would put up a post about it, but then I ran into the wingnut inspired art over at Amorphia Apparel. There are several collections of excellent graphics and typography by Jeremy Kalgreen. The above images are part of his “I’m voting Tea Party” series. I think he needs to add some new designs based on the latest wingnut conspiracies like Obama controls all data, math and polls. That’s why I’m voting Tea Party. Fortunately he has a simple way to collect suggestions and requests.
His “Teach the Controversy” series also reminded me of the latest conspiracy theory and the she-said/he-said forced balanced approach that the media too often takes when confronted with this nonsense. These wonderfully sarcastic designs have a science focus, but these controversies are not that different than the ones hyped by conservatives (and some are the same). Jeremy offers them as t-shirts, downloads for wallpaper and collected in an attractive poster:
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I’m looking forward to mine coming in the mail. I had a lot of fun exploring Kalgreen’s work and site. The modern conservative movement is batshit crazy. They are a destructive force, but it was nice to see that they can also be a Muse.
I like Jeremy Kalgreen’s sense of design. There are several other series as well (Science, Monster of Grok, Sir Critter, Hirsute History and Amorphia). This one cracked me up:
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And with that, how about an open thread.