Anti-Trump Poster by Robbie Conal
Hi, I’m Robbie Conal. Since 1986 I’ve been making satirical guerrilla street posters of politicians who, by my reckoning, have too much power over us and have been abusing it in the name of representative democracy. Over the years I’ve developed an irregular street army of wonderful volunteers, around the U.S. When I can, I travel with my posters, and with help from local activists, put them up on the streets. It’s my way of hopefully tickling people into thinking along with us about the state of our democracy.
My new poster campaign, “BULLY CULPRIT/CAN'T EVEN,” is about Donald J. Trump, whom I consider to be a major threat to our country’s social and political values. I feel so strongly about Trump’s demagoguery–especially his appeals to hate, fear and prejudice–that I’ve made a double-sided street poster about him! With your help I’m hoping to get 1000’s of them printed, shipped, and pasted up on the streets of America before the November election.
Printing, shipping, supplies, and travel are costly. But with your help I promise we’ll be out there practically every night, spattering ourselves with glue and doing our best to deliver the message. Additionally, since I can’t get to every city I’d like to cover, I’m offering to send posters anywhere in the U.S., to those volunteers who are truly committed to getting them up in their area. From the East Coast to the West Coast, to the prairies, to Hawaii and Alaska—yes, even Alaska! Please sign up for email updates at my website's Home Page.
If you're serious about putting together a volunteer crew in your own city or town, please email me with your details and I'll be in touch ASAP!
We’ll update everyone with images of posterings from places we’ve visited, as well as photos we've received from volunteers who’ve distributed them in their towns.
Perks: For anyone who donates $40 or more, and wants one for him/herself, I'll send you a personally signed and dated, individual copy of the double-sided TRUMP poster! Please send me an email with your mailing address. (More signed posters from 30 years of past poster campaigns are also be available through my webstore , starting at @$25 + S&H). Every penny helps toward meeting our goals.
We can’t let Trump happen here! And with your help, we won’t. Thanks so much for your consideration and enthusiasm for our mission!
~ Robbie Conal
For an inside view of what it's like, check out this amazing Anti-Trump postering video, shot by "Anonymous" in Los Angeles, June 2016.
I'm heading to the East Coast tomorrow to continue our anti-Trump postering campaign, after a week postering the West Coast (specifically Seattle, Portland OR, and Oakland, CA). We had some amazing guerrilla volunteers, and a great time getting up over 500 Bully Culprit posters!
If you, or anyone you know, would like to come out with us in NYC, DC, or Detroit, over this coming week, please follow the instructions below, and we'll email or text you the meeting times and locations in those three cities.
We're almost at the end of this horrendous election cycle. November 8th is right around the corner. Let's win this thing, and dump The Donald forever!
We've been busy packing and mailing your signed posters, and are nearing the end of this phase. If you donated $40+ and want a signed Bully Culprit/Can't Even poster, but have NOT YET sent us your mailing address, please do so now. (Please email it to Robbie through GoFundMe). Some of you have graciously opted to pass on your signed posters. For that we say "Yuuuuge thanks!" Rest assured your poster will go directly to the streets.
Speaking of the streets, more wonderful volunteer crews, in Nashville, TN this time, have been really busy lately! (See photos attached!) We'll update you when volunteers in other towns across the US send back photos of their handiwork in the upcoming days and weeks before November 8th.
In the next phase of this Anti-Trump postering campaign–the month of October–Robbie will be visiting several cities himself. If you are interested in volunteering with him in NYC, DC, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, or the SF Bay Area, please check these email updates regularly. We'll give out the upcoming gathering locations and dates within these updates, typically 24-48 hours before the postering day. (You can also send Robbie a "volunteer" email through GoFundMe. Or better yet, subscribe to Robbie's mailing list on his website, for regular postering info updates: www.robbieconal.com. Please note: we will NOT be releasing that information on Facebook).
Continued thanks for your support! Let's win this thing, and Dump Trump forever.
Robbie, and the Art Attack Team
Just a quick update to let you all know how appreciative we are for your incredible support of this Anti-Trump poster project! We are working hard to get all your signed poster requests out by the end of this week. (For those who donated $40+, and requested a ROBBIE CONAL signed poster along with sending us your mailing address, thank you for your patience. We've sent about half the requests already, and we're ordering more poster tubes right now).
For those who've contacted us about putting up posters with your own crews in your communities - THANK YOU! We've sent out dozens of anti-Trump posters to volunteer crews in Nashville, El Paso, Anchorage, Alaska and San Pedro, CA. More will soon go out to crews in Salt Lake City and Detroit among other areas. We'll be posting snapshots of their handiwork as it happens. (Here's the latest from San Pedro, CA!)
We're still accepting requests from dedicated volunteers who want to cover their own communities before the election on November 8th. Please email me if you are one of them!
We did it! Or more accurately, YOU did it! In just a week we not only met our fundraising goal of $8,500, but we actually exceeded it! It's been incredibly inspiring, if not totally mind-blowing, to see so many lovely people rallying behind this poster campaign! Behind stopping Trump. Stopping hate.
People are even signing up around the country to volunteer as organizers and lead their own postering efforts! Some are experienced wheat-pasters and guerrilla activists. Most have never done this before. But they're all ready to counter Trump's daily dose of anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-Muslim, anti-gay marriage hate rhetoric. To do whatever they can to keep him from getting elected.
We're so grateful and excited about this poster tour. Every dollar we raise enables us to print more posters and distribute them everywhere. Please keep on spreading the word, finding volunteers to lead postering efforts in your communities, and continuing to share this campaign through your contacts and social media. We'll continue to keep you posted on our escalating postering efforts.
Thank you all so much for your participation and support.
Robbie, I donated in August. Still waiting for my poster.
Hello Mr connal I donated Nicolas Vorvolakos 18 days ago for a signed poster from the trump campaign and have yet heard a word about the poster my name is Nicolas vorvolakos and my address is Nicolas Vorvolakos 18 days ago Please send me a signed poster Nicolás vorvolakos (#PTY90302) 7801 NW 37th st Doral, Florida 33195-6503
I wish you good luck with your cause. I donated, please send a signed poster to Nicolas vorvolakos (#PTY 90302) 7801 NW 37th st Doral, Florida 33195-6503
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Charles and I contributed please send a signed poster to: Tina and Charles Miller 6433 Crescent Street Los Angeles, Ca 90042
Harry and I contributed and would like to receive a poster. Please mail to: P.O. Box 1007 Culver City, CA 90232-1007 Thank you. -Barbara Carrasco
Robbie, you came to my AP us gov class at Hamilton High in La back in 1999 or so and made such an impression on me. I always knew I wanted to do some kind of art but you helped inspire me to remain political in my work. I am a filmmaker now and I have produced a number of "guerrila" films about environmental issues in the amazon. Your work and that talk in our class was so influential in setting me on this path. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! And keep up the good work.