Inspired by John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi film They Live, Gates creator Hal Hefner donned his sunglasses and trained an eye on contemporary pop culture, only to discover aliens in disguise, in a poster series he calls “Consume.”
“They Live is one of my favorite movies of all time because of the sharp social message reflecting the 1980s, Ronald Reagan-era America,” Hefner tells ROBOT 6. “However, John Carpenter’s brilliant commentary on society rings even more true today in a world of social-media narcissism, selfies, corporate-packaged media and entertainment. […] In a nutshell this series of 18×24 posters, is focusing on pop culture and what society is currently being spoon-fed by corporations, brands and the media. The goal is to do a new poster a week for the rest of 2015.
“So put your glasses on and hop on for the ride, because like Roddy Piper, ‘I’m here to kick ass and chew bubble gum … and I’m all out of bubble gum.'”
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