Monday, June 6, 2016

When Words Fail

"I really think each of us has got to do something about it, him, our collective problem ... I make nasty little street posters, mostly about nasty people. That’s what I can do ... My point: whatever you’re good at, please apply that talent, skill, whatever—even if you think it’s a stretch—to our Drumpf problem. We can do this. We pretty much must. Don’t you think?" -- Robbie Conal
I first encountered Robbie Conal's work when I was living in D.C. in the 1980s, working on Iran-Contra related litigation, and Conal's posters would magically appear throughout the City. 

He had -- and continues to have -- the remarkable ability to capture in a drawing with a few choice words the corruption, dishonesty and hypocrisy of our political, religious and financial leaders.

A few years ago when I changed careers and joined a law firm that represents investors against corporate fraudsters, Robbie sent me, upon request, a signed poster of more recent vintage that I proudly hang in my office:

Well, he's back.

Over the weekend, Robbie and his cohorts plastered L.A. with his latest creation -- a double-sided poster -- proving that a picture, especially one of Robbie's, is worth a thousand words.


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