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2012-02-14 03:35:57 PM
Those are awesome. Nice find, subby.
 
2012-02-14 03:58:22 PM

Nice. Other recommendations:

King Bowser head on, pointing. "King Bowser needs YOU!"

A Hammer Bros. holding a hammer, rolling his sleeve up with "We can do it"

Turtles!
3 - 7
YOU CAN SERVE THE
KOOPA TROOPA GUARD
 
2012-02-14 05:06:46 PM
Awesome.
 
2012-02-14 05:23:37 PM
Good find, indeed. My favorite was the piranha plant one, "Our food is fighting". lol
 
2012-02-14 05:25:48 PM
Pretty awesome.
 
2012-02-14 05:26:30 PM
I laughed at the Hammer Bro. "God help me if this is a dud!"
 
2012-02-14 05:37:37 PM
I enjoyed those,
 
2012-02-14 05:44:38 PM
I'd like to see one warning of the dangers of catching a fungal VD from the Princess.
 
2012-02-14 05:53:28 PM
i94.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-14 06:06:31 PM
But... the Koopa Troops were the occupying force... Princess Toadstool was the true and benevolent monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom [sic]...

This would be equivalent to Axis propaganda being distributed in occupied France during WWII, encouraging the populace to defend Normandy against the Allied invasion.
 
2012-02-14 06:32:56 PM

FedExPope: Good find, indeed. My favorite was the piranha plant one, "Our food is fighting". lol


Yeah, that one's pretty cool.

I'd be a Koopa Paratroopa because they're such a pain to deal with. Then when I die, I can be a Dry Bones.
 
2012-02-14 06:40:26 PM
Cool stuff.

I like the Hammer Bros. poster the best.
 
2012-02-14 06:46:18 PM
Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.
 
2012-02-14 06:48:49 PM

poot_rootbeer: But... the Koopa Troops were the occupying force... Princess Toadstool was the true and benevolent monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom [sic]...

This would be equivalent to Axis propaganda being distributed in occupied France during WWII, encouraging the populace to defend Normandy against the Allied invasion.


And? If you can convince the local populace you're the good guys, you've won half the battle.
 
2012-02-14 06:53:40 PM

GranoblasticMan: poot_rootbeer: But... the Koopa Troops were the occupying force... Princess Toadstool was the true and benevolent monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom [sic]...

This would be equivalent to Axis propaganda being distributed in occupied France during WWII, encouraging the populace to defend Normandy against the Allied invasion.

And? If you can convince the local populace you're the good guys, you've won half the battle.


The other half is Knowing.
 
2012-02-14 07:18:46 PM
My enthusiasm for this is dampened by the knowledge that a shiatty film adaptation for this actually exists.
 
2012-02-14 07:19:51 PM

Optimal_Illusion: GranoblasticMan: poot_rootbeer: But... the Koopa Troops were the occupying force... Princess Toadstool was the true and benevolent monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom [sic]...

This would be equivalent to Axis propaganda being distributed in occupied France during WWII, encouraging the populace to defend Normandy against the Allied invasion.

And? If you can convince the local populace you're the good guys, you've won half the battle.

The other half is Knowing.a roughly equal quantity of red/blue lasers


FTFY
 
2012-02-14 07:24:48 PM
Those were sweet.
 
2012-02-14 07:45:07 PM

kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.


I think most of the intent is taken care of via TV now, and something tells me we're too jaded to pay attention to posters like that nowadays.
 
2012-02-14 07:55:54 PM
Some of the originals (because I love this stuff):

i15.photobucket.com
i110.photobucket.com
umedia.lib.umn.edu
 
2012-02-14 08:10:36 PM

kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.


Today's propaganda comes in the form of movies and internet posts.
 
2012-02-14 08:14:05 PM

FedExPope: My favorite was the piranha plant one, "Our food is fighting"


Agreed.

Nifty find, subby!
 
2012-02-14 08:32:02 PM
Those were awesome. Would look great in a loft apartment someplace.
 
2012-02-14 08:56:36 PM

poot_rootbeer: Princess Toadstool was the true and benevolent monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom [sic]...


Eh, Princess Peach is a slut who liked being watched while showering in The Thousand Year Door.
 
2012-02-14 09:13:17 PM

kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.


blogs.e-rockford.com
 
2012-02-14 09:43:42 PM
This is

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OOOOOOOOOOLD

Koopa propaganda posters (and gaming propaganda posters in general) have been around for years.

Some favorites
static02.mediaite.com

static02.mediaite.com
 
2012-02-14 10:10:40 PM
I will never understand why mash-ups like this appeal to nerds.

Take any nerdy property (Mario, Star Wars, Buffy, etc.) and mash it up with any other popular culture item (movie poster, recruitment poster, TV ad, movie trailer, rock band, etc.) or piece of technology (PC case, automobile, etc.) and you have something that is wholly unoriginal, yet able to make the rounds of the Nerdosphere for several weeks.

I'm not saying there's no talent here-- There is. It's just "Lady Gaga talent": The artist can do something new and original, and is undoubtedly better and more creative than this, but instead they're pandering to the masses by giving them what's familiar and easy, and enjoying the benefits of it.

Honestly, if this is what it takes, I'll start doing it too. People apparently don't want new art; They want the same old art, but with familiar characters inserted for that "Oh! I recognize that thing, and therefore I find it humorous and desirable!" audience.

Kudos to the artist for some good work, both in graphic design AND in audience manipulation.
 
2012-02-14 10:22:11 PM
Yes, that was sour grapes.

And I'm just in awe of people's ability to take two things that have been done to death and turn them into something that people want on a T-shirt, anyway.
 
2012-02-14 10:29:16 PM

kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.


What did the Vietnam War recruitment posters look like?

How effective were the Iraq War Bond ads?
 
2012-02-14 10:53:32 PM

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: I will never understand why mash-ups like this appeal to nerds.

Take any nerdy property (Mario, Star Wars, Buffy, etc.) and mash it up with any other popular culture item (movie poster, recruitment poster, TV ad, movie trailer, rock band, etc.) or piece of technology (PC case, automobile, etc.) and you have something that is wholly unoriginal, yet able to make the rounds of the Nerdosphere for several weeks.

I'm not saying there's no talent here-- There is. It's just "Lady Gaga talent": The artist can do something new and original, and is undoubtedly better and more creative than this, but instead they're pandering to the masses by giving them what's familiar and easy, and enjoying the benefits of it.

Honestly, if this is what it takes, I'll start doing it too. People apparently don't want new art; They want the same old art, but with familiar characters inserted for that "Oh! I recognize that thing, and therefore I find it humorous and desirable!" audience.

Kudos to the artist for some good work, both in graphic design AND in audience manipulation.


Don't know who peed in your oatmeal, considering you are a mashup of your parents. There isn't anything new under the sun.
 
2012-02-15 01:02:22 AM
[shutupandtakeallmymoney.jpg]
 
2012-02-15 03:29:12 AM
I see a distinct lack of propaganda from the other Mario villains: Wart, Smithy, Cackletta, Grodus, Fawful, Dimentio.
 
2012-02-15 07:48:16 AM

kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.


Our recruitment posters of today are gay shiat, like the marines in knights armor or the army of one bullshiat. It's just not cool, like the WWII stuff.
 
2012-02-15 09:09:09 AM

manimal2878: kroonermanblack: Favorite was the hammer bro's one as well.

I can assume the answer to this is 'because that's the last time we had them', but why are all posters I see periodically of this style (faux recruitment) done in WW1/WW2 style?

Seems like there would be someone modernizing them somewhat, somewhere. Of course, on the flip side, it's probably fun for the artist to take modern material and filter it through a 50's filter, so that might explain it more.

Our recruitment posters of today are gay shiat, like the marines in knights armor or the army of one bullshiat. It's just not cool, like the WWII stuff.


I liked the one they showed on Channel One in high school with the marine running throw an obstacle course and then fighting a lava monster. Best laugh I had in class was right after the first time we saw it one of the guys yelled out, "No way! Marines don't fight magma beasts!"
 
2012-02-15 12:18:21 PM
Cool
 
2012-02-15 01:54:48 PM
Just wanted to add another "nice find" for Subby.
 
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