Monday, June 05, 2006

New Buttons at Kersplebedeb

Buttons are one of the coolest and funnest things to make. Even if you have to make shitloads - which occasionally i do - as long as your machine doesn't screw up (which, sadly, occasionally mine does) it definitely beats computer work or t-shirts or folding & stapling or most of the other aspects of the Kersplebedeb thing.

And designing buttons is a pleasure (if you have an idea and you'd like me to make it - get in touch!)... in fact my only real problem in that department is that i often have too much of the computer work or t-shirts or folding & stapling or whatnot so actually making the time to design them can be difficult.

Recently - in part thanks to some customers who had suggestions/requests, and in part inspired by the exemplary struggle at Six Nations - i've happily made time to make some new designs, for the first time since this blog is up and running. Here they are - with, where required, an explanation/commentary.

(Remember if you would like to order any of these email me at info@kersplebedeb.com - they cost $1 each - or else go straight to my New Stuff page!)











satire is much better than "constructive criticism"
& the nice thing about pretending to be a right-wing moron
is one can avoid the perils of being a middle-of-the-road moron



no explanation required -
but it reminds me of yet another
reason for my next button:


not to mention Afghanistan, Kelowna and all the rest of it...



"Destruction of all political power is the first duty of the
proletariat."

-Errico Malatesta was an Italian anarchist (you can read more about him here)



"He asked me to eat him... so I did"
the scan of this button doesn't come out to good, but the actual button is fine -
a friend asked me to make this so i did



hammer & pickle


"Go Hayley Go!"
i really did like the movie Hard Candy, but never had the
time to write a post about it (my fellow settlers with their wacked out psycho racist tendencies have given me plenty of other stuff to blog about) So seeing as i couldn't write a review, i made a button... (by the way, if you get a chance see the movie!)


somebody has pointed out that the nuclear issue
is "beside the point" so the button would be better
without mentioning it...
perhaps, but i still see one of the most galling parts of
Amerika as World Cop being the fact that these
crusaders are sitting on the world's biggest
WMD stockpile, they're the only ones to have ever
used nuked against civilians in wartime (unlike France which
has nuked the South Pacific for years but only in peacetime!),
and yet they pretend to be genuinely shocked at
the idea that someone else may be able to even the odds.


my contribution to exposing/opposing
Canada's counter-insurgency war


ditto the above re: Canada's neo-colonial "peacekeeping" racket


ditto the above re: the war that started them all -
the war on the First Nations


same sentiment, different words (and button size, FYI)


in case anybody hadn't gotten the idea


at which point one assumes one is being clear enough


and of course anti-colonial struggle
is international - this is a Leila Khaled button
using a quote and image from the
Revolutionary Women Stencil book
i distribute



on to a new topic...
the vast majority of radical leftists are
anti-homophobic, but this is a reality
which had to be fought for.
So it's worth remembering...


of course some of the folks who
finally figured they'd better support homos
nevertheless get all weird with trans people,
and the left as a whole still has a few inconsistencies
on this question, though i'm betting they'll get ironed out



some customers requested i
make this button, doesn't it look pretty?



Lucia Sanchez Saornil (1897-1970
was a queer anarchist poet who
fought against the fascists in the
Spanish civil war - this image and quote
from one of her poems is another
migration from the
Revolutionary
Women Stencil Book




Groucho Marx and John Lennon...
"I'm a Marxist-Leninist"...
seeing as John got mentioned,
remember "all you need is love"?









and let's not forget:



some think this is a derogatory word,
but the way i see it it can also mean
anyone who refuses to be penned in by
what our culture says you should or should not feel;


and finally,
to everyone who may take exception to the above,
and who wishes we'd all stay on the
straight and narrow, remember:




6 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I LOVE them!
    I especially love the "Commie Dyke" one!!
    Very creative...will have to order some soon!

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  2. So this is what you do for a living...make a bunch of crap that will end up in a landfill!!! I thought you cared so much for our planet.....sketchy thoughts is exposed....a capitalist and a polluter.

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  3. crap? landfill?
    and here i was with high hopes of my stuff ending up in a museum of radical culture after we make the revolution...
    local yokel, you have busted my balloon!

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  4. When I visit your museum and see your "crap", I will be able to say with great pride "I was flamed by the man who created these works of questionable art!"

    P.S. Hazel is on one really bad trip if she is seeing and hearing copters all day.

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  5. Dearest Yokel,
    i understand almost everything you have posted on my blog.
    Disagree with it? Sure. But i do understand what you are trying to say.

    One of the exceptions though is how you repeatedly complain you've been "flamed"... i feel everyone has bent over backwards to deal with you respectfully and honestly even though we have many obvious disagreements.

    Please, inquiring minds want to know: how on earth have you been "flamed"?

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  6. Dear Bob:

    The fireball in the corner...what does it mean...I thought you were unhappy with me!!!

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