New Billboard Downtown — Free Poster Download

I’m breaking a long-held rule never to post images of our vector-in-chief because his face is so repellent, but this unique work by visual artist William Schaff is unlike your standard political signage and bound to garner attention. It takes a second to quite comprehend. The billboard can be found at the parking lot on Friendship Street at Dorrance, across from the Sixth District Court, a high traffic area.

Schaff has been creating work locally — ink drawings, mixed media, embroidery — for a number of years. He now works out his studio/event space/domicile down in Warren.

Known primarily for his mastery at album artwork, (Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brown Bird, Songs: Ohia, etc)

Schaff is also the founder of Warren Rhode Island’s “Fort Foreclosure”. The building, lovingly named without the least bit of irony, serves as Schaff’s home and studio as well as home and meeting place for other artists (most notably resident musicians MorganEve Swain, and the Late David Lamb, both of Brown Bird).

Schaff designed the amazing Whale Guitar and embroidered cool patches for the What Cheer! Brigade (and that Chop Chop leather jacket that I can not find).

Emily Olson of Motif RI has more:

His most recent project is the skulled-up face of Donald Trump — pictured here — paired with the text “Make America Worse Again, Vote Trump 2020.” He made this image a free download for people who wanted to hang it in their window or anywhere they deemed appropriate. “Have at it!” he wrote.

Schaff’s fans decided the most appropriate place for this image was a billboard, so they each pitched in a few bucks and made that dream a reality. The billboard went up on October 5, and you can see the skulled-up Trump at the corner of Dorrance and Friendship streets where it will remain until November 5 when all our questions will be answered — or perhaps more will be raised.

Go here for free download of the poster. Thank you Mr. Schaff.

1 thought on “New Billboard Downtown — Free Poster Download”

  1. Disgusting! He should be ashamed of himself.
    If the shoe were on the other foot, there would be “peaceful” riots in the street!

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