ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes

Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes brief

Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works.

  1. Get a picture of someone people idolise. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do.
  2. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them. If you’re using Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for example, you’ll probably want to grab a quote from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica.
  3. Attribute the quotation to a third character, from yet a third universe. This way, nothing about your image is correct, and you’re trolling fans of all three characters at once.

Phone club

Appliance manufacturer LG are currently promoting their new PRADA mobile phone by saturating tram stops in the local area with advertising posters. The posters feature actor Edward Norton and model Daria Werbowy. I think it’s Edward and Daria’s alluring pose with the new PRADA mobile phone and their promise of a more fashionable lifestyle is what made me immediately think of two things. The film Fight Club and a Troll Quote. For this Troll Quote I used the image of Norton combined with the infamous Tyler Durden dialogue “I want you to hit me as hard as you can” and then attributed it to a competing mobile phone handset manufacturer. I called this troll quote Phone Club.

3 thoughts on “ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes”

  1. Wow. This puts quite a spin on the advertising campaign. There’s something very provocative about marrying a violent message with the overly commodified image.

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