This poster was for an exhibition on political poster design. As much of the 2008 election focused on discussion of the military and war, the graphics reflect that.
The idea for the opposing flags with a crosshairs and a peace sign was inspired by the movie "Full Metal Jacket", when Mathew Modine's character Private Joker defended his use of "Born to Kill" and a Peace Sign on his helmet. Pvt. Joker stated:
"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir...The Jungian thing, sir. "
I special ordered a grenade body (non explosive) to take my own photos to sub for the "O". I carried that type twist through the catalog as well.