I have nothing to add to this morning’s report by Rope of Silicon‘s Brad Brevet about this not-approved poster by Australian poster artist Jeremy Saunders. Except that I fully agree with a remark by Stale Popcorn‘s Glenn Dunks that the poster is “somewhat apt.” Right on the money, I’d actually say.
There’s a classic Mommie Dearest poster that used the phrase “No wire hangers!” as its centerpiece. Saunders’ poster is doing more or less the same thing with Antichrist. It’s selling the one thing that everyone will be talking and moaning about (i.e., as a result of being appalled and/or amazed) after seeing it. It’s sensationalistic but vivid. It’s like creating a poster for Last Tango in Paris and bannering the phrase, “Go get the butter.”