Any US president can expect cartoons and visual commentary critiquing their performance and policies and persona and fashion and idiosyncrasies. This one has created a flood of it worldwide.
Teo_Vasquez photo ©Sameworld_project in Barcelona, Spain
The chaos that is the first ten days of this administration has only confirmed some peoples worst projections, yet its been filled with surprises as well – including in the street.
Thanks to the popularity of murals and the multitude of techniques artists use on the street today, critique of political/social matters on public walls has joined those of political cartoons in magazines and newspapers. Of course Trump and his spokespeople would probably call these “fake murals” or something.
Bailer ID in Melbourne, Australia photo© Gavin McLaughlin
The point is, you don’t have to like or agree with all of these expressions from “A Tremendous Roundup Of Street Art Ridiculing Donald Trump” – they range from witty and clever to childish and catty to horribly offensive and uncalled for – but that’s the nature of satire and free speech and it is also some measure of public sentiment.
We find it interesting because the pieces appear to be coming from all manner of people and the topics are spread wide. The one above from Melbourne includes a tag critical of more than Trump – “F*ck Clinton” for example.