Art & Design

Paul Chan’s Anti-Trump Protest Signs Will Help Get You Through the Next Four Years

Art & Design

Paul Chan’s Anti-Trump Protest Signs Will Help Get You Through the Next Four Years

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Artist Paul Chan and his indie publishing house Badlands Unlimited will be hawking anti-Trump signs tomorrow at Greene Naftali Gallery in celebration of the final day of Chan’s solo show “Rhi Anima.” In case their catchy slogans (“Humans Hate Trump”, “God Hates Ivanka”) and popsicle-like backgrounds weren’t enough to convince you to buy, consider that all proceeds go to non-profits like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Ida B. Wells Society, and Black and Pink. Plus, given the fact that that we’re currently only 85 days into Trump’s presidency, it’s probably time to invest in a protest sign made of something a little more durable than poster board (these are corrugated plastic).



The poster series, dubbed “New Proverbs“, made its debut at the Women’s March on Washington. Inspired by the colors and fonts traditionally deployed on posters by the Westboro Baptist Church, America’s foremost Christian hate group, Chan’s signs flip the rhetoric, directing similarly hateful messages at President Trump and his allies — who, an artist statement aptly notes, “also happen to demonize the LGBTQ community, Catholics and other Christians, Muslims, Jews, American soldiers and politicians.” You know, the very same groups of people the Westboro Baptist Church folks like to unload their hate upon.

The signs, which are limited edition, will set you back $60 each or $140 for a four-pack. (Get the four-pack, you’re probably gonna need it.) Plus, they’re currently 30% off. They can be purchased from 2-6 p.m. at Greene Naftali Gallery on April 15, or online.