Friday, December 05, 2008

Free Obama Hope Santa Stickers Template

Earlier this week someone sent out an e-mail to Obama volunteers regarding our local Christmas Parade, and in that e-mail was a little jpeg image of Santa Claus, but Santa appearing in the context of the blue and red color scheme used for the "Hope" and "Progress" posters of the Obama campaign. I searched the web for this image and was unable to a copy anywhere, so I don't know who the name of the artist responsible. But I liked it so much I made a Photoshop pdf template for printing it out in sticker form.

You can download the template here:

Santa Claus Hope Stickers

To make sure that the stickers print correctly, open the file with Photoshop, hit "Print with Preview" (in the "file" dropdown menu) and then make sure to check the "Scale To Fit Media" box.

Now put some sticker paper (available from most office supply stores) in your printer and there you are, free stickers to spread a holiday message of Hope. The template prints out 10 large stickers and 4 small stickers per page. The bigger ones stick great just about anywhere (store windows, newspaper boxes, fire hydrants, public transportation) and the small ones are great for letters or to stick on presents. Either size is also great for just giving away to family and friends.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hail, Hail, Freedonia

they hate freedom
Originally uploaded by 7-how-7
Okay - paradox time. Rep Dennis Kucinich of Ohio this week introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George Bush. Bush's approval rating is at an all time low and many people are tired of the costly, unjustified war against Iraq - but somehow this doesn't translate into people wanting the President and his cronies to be held accountable for their actions.

Another paradox - there has been little to no coverage in the mainstream media of Kucinich's efforts. Most of the coverage that I have read is coverage about how little coverage there has been.

I don't believe that it is fair to simply let President Bush and his crew walk away unpunished for the grave economic, political and social damage that they have caused this country (and others) to suffer as a result of their unjustified war against Iraq. We can stand with Representative Kucinich to see that President Bush at very least is made to answer the charges presented against him.

You can call Rep John Conyers (D - MI), head of the House Judiciary Committee, to urge that the committee begin a review of the 35 Articles. Rep Conyers' office can be reached at (202) 225-5126.

You can also contact your own state Rep to urge that they support Representative Kucinich in his effort. Contact info for your House Rep can be found on this map and list.

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Giclee Bike Print

We drive with Hitler ?
Originally uploaded by 7-how-7
Cool new bike print now available over on Etsy.

May is Bike Month here in San Luis Obispo, and for the Tall Bike Posse's month long Bike Art show I contributed this reworking of a great old Weimer Pursell WWII poster that originally promoted car-pooling.

As soon as I saw the original I knew I had to use it - first, because back then it was a huge deal to compare someone to Hitler. It still is a big deal to compare someone to Hitler, but every politician who wants to invade another country (see Panama, Iraq, etc) pulls out the Hitler tag and everyone rolls over and in we go.

I'm also interested in the contrast between WWII and the current Iraq War II, in that previously people were asked to make sacrifices for the war effort, to grow their own food, recycle, save gas, etc - and nowadays we are urged to go out and shop, spend more money, buy as much $4.00 a gallon gas as we can afford.

The print is a 10.6" x 13.6" unframed museum quality Giclee print, on a sheet of 13"x20" 100% cotton, acid free watercolor paper, perfect for display in a 16"x20" frame.

Happy Bike Month !