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Anti-Casino Art Attack

A supporter of Casino Free Philadelphia is currently running a big ol’ anti-casino art contest; they’re looking for t-shirts, posters and videos. The deadline has been extended to March 10, so get cracking if you want your shirt to possibly join this other classy/hilarious one.

It’s going to be tough to win the poster contest, though, because this entry posted on the site is incredibly awesome:

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“Casino”-like Slots Barn is excellent, as is the impressive amount of detail in this poster. As usual, I am jealous of someone who can draw. Just think of all the bad jokes I could make if I could draw!

I can’t tell, though, if it’s saying the casino would ruin Market East (the Funk-O-Mart will never be the same with a casino nearby!) or that The Gallery ruined Market East (could make a convincing case for it, especially if Chinatown is part of Market East). But, hey, what’s with the bullet holes? The only thing shot at The Gallery is good taste.

I also particularly liked “hookers’ entrance.” Is that really any more blatant than the current signage on the brothels in that area?

Update: The artist, FYI, is Dennis Carlisle.

  1. Dan Says: Feb 25 12:32 PM

    Hookers don’t need an entrance, they solicit you at 8th street just as you step off the el.

  2. R. M. Says: Feb 25 12:32 PM

    I am thinking of submitting a Develop don’t destroy Brooklyn t-shirt with Brooklyn crossed out and replaced with Philadelphia.

  3. Jacques-Jean Tiziou Says: Feb 25 9:27 PM

    Ah, but you didn’t include the link to the genius video submission!

    Check out the little movie that Ross and Rachel made:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbwwGAFwES0

    (I added the annotations, but the cinematic genius is all theirs. So far this is the only video entry, so hurry up and give them some competition!)

  4. Maureen Says: Sep 29 9:54 PM

    Why do you seem to give a special voice to the CasinoNO folks?

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