Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto
by David Shrigley Author
David Shrigley is a subversive and surrealist artist speaking truth to power in this new, gigantic book of weird drawings.
Whether he's declaring "I don't have a head but I have to go to work anyway," demanding that the rat not come out of its hole on his wedding day, or that he fell off his bicycle because someone out of frame looked at him, he has the power to summarize what life is like every day for so many of us.
Or weirdest of all, in his own words, "Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible for running THE COUNTRY. Their ideas are MEANINGLESS, illustrated using RUBBISH imagery (often made by a computer). The stupid words they write are always in BAD FONTS. Yet still people HEED this nonsense.
"Maybe YOU are one of these people? It's alright. I am here to HELP you. I have a FULLY-COMPOSED WORLD VIEW. I have STRONG opinions about EVERYTHING. And my ideas are HAND-ILLUSTRATED and use REAL HANDWRITING that you can trust. I know exactly what's going on and am WILLING to share my thoughts with you. If you LISTEN to what I say then things will quickly improve."
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