“Trump: Lord of the Lies” [Foil Stamping]
$300.00 - $600.00
“Trump: Lord of the Lies” revisits our 2016 poster “Trump 24K Gold-Plated” and features the same four whirling letter Ts. This time, however, four flies—agents of pestilence and rot—issue from the central motif. Via platforms like Twitter and Fox News, Trump’s lies are a contagion that spread to the four corners of the earth.
The text “Lord of the Lies” is a reference to William Golding’s 1954 novel and the ancient god Beelzebub, also known as “the lord of the flies” or “the dung-god.” If there is a contemporary embodiment of the dung-god Beelzebub, it is none other than President Donald Trump.
Our 2016 “Gold-Plated” posters were stamped in gold foil and then register embossed. They are bling-y. When we published the posters we wrote, “Let’s be clear: for some Americans, the attractive aspects of Donald Trump’s public persona can obscure his repellent views.” Although Donald Trump is the swamp—and most Americans can smell it—he and his supporters work hard to put a shine on all that corruption. As a result, “Trump: Lord of the Lies” glints with metallic foils as well.
We successfully Kickstarted this poster in the summer of 2020 with the help of 75 funders.
• Merrill C. Berman Collection, Rye, New York
• Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), Los Angeles
• Deutsche Plakat Museum, Museum Folkwang, Essen
• Letterform Archive, San Francisco
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
• Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
• Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
• Poster Museum at Wilanów, Warsaw
• “Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest” by Silas Munro and Stephen Coles, published by Letterform Archive (2022)
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EDITION: 50 signed and numbered; an unknown number unsigned; 2 artists’ proofs
DIMENSIONS: 18.75 x 22.5 inches
MEDIA: Gold foil, metallic blue foil, and gloss black foil stamped with registered embossing on #130 Classic Crest Smooth Epic Black Cover
PRINTING: Oscar Printing / San Francisco
ILLUSTRATION: © 2020 Mark Fox / Design is Play / San Francisco
DESIGN: © 2020 Mark Fox and Angie Wang / Design is Play / San Francisco
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Domestic shipping (USA only) is free via USPS or UPS Ground. Please allow 2–3 weeks for delivery. For international shipping, please inquire.