Photo by Metallica White
While walking around Moabit recently, we discovered this brilliant sticker on a door: "Headscarf for machos". Simple and to the point. Addressing a specific audience with a specific, funny message and image – like good advertising copy.
So many political stickers and scribbles are self-righteous, earnest, boring and unappealing: "Smash capitalism!" Yawn. "Yuppies raus!" Yeah, yeah, really effective, that one – besides it sounds a little fascist itself. Even yuppies are people. Even they don't deserve deportation. "Nazis raus!" is also way too heavy-handed, compared to the unforgettable "Kein Sex mit Nazis!" banners that were popular at demos in the previous decade.
So get out there, you polit-poets.