Occupy Wall Street Posters Get Artist Revamp, and Further Branding Strides for the Movement

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Jay Shells, the artist behind the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority and the subway etiquette posters against nail clipping, eating, and other public transit no-nos, has some new artwork. He's designed a line of posters for Occupy Wall Street protesters, with half written by him and the other half written by @blulaces. He says, "I don't have the time to dedicate to actually being down there as much as many of the protesters, but wanted to participate. This is an opportunity for all artists/graphic designers/copywriters to use their skills to help a great cause."

Along with the artistic touch of Shells, Occupy Wall Street is undergoing further brand maintenance. They've got a PR firm, and they also have a new hashtag, the space-saving #OWS instead of #occupywallstreet. (This comes amid accusations that Twitter is censoring #occupywallstreet. Twitter has denied that charge.)

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The signs look pretty sharp, we have to say. Shells sent us some photos from yesterday:

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Philip Winn

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Fred Gates

Other slogans include "Dear 1%, We Fell Asleep for a While. Just Woke Up. Sincerely, the 99%," "99% Fed Up (because the) 1% F'D Up!" and "Koch, the Cause of a Doomed Generation."

"I'm just doing what feels right, giving them more tools to get the message out," Shells told us. He says he can be reached via Twitter (@JayShells) if anyone wants the poster files for download.

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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Stephaniekeith
Stephaniekeith

the photo you are using, mine, it copyrighted by me and the Associated Press. You are in total copyright infringement. I would take it down or I will submit it to the Associated Press. You can't just steal photos!!!!!!

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