Guerrilla Posters

I am hooked on guerrilla posters (ready-made graffiti that you stick to a wall). They exemplify a phenomenon where the image and the words convey the opposite meanings for heightened effect. As a rhetorical device, this is called enantiosis . Can you find any other examples? Here are a few from Norwich:

 

 Upper/Lower Goat lanes, Norwich

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Picture of Alan Pulverness
Alan Interestingly, the effect of the 'Enjoy' posters depends on recognition of the Coca Cola lettering, producing an advertisement that instead of the instruction to enjoy a Coke asks us to think about social and political issues which no one should enjoy! But without the distinctive lettering, the irony wouldn't work nearly as well. 31 August 2014

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