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‘123 Ideas’: Create Your Own Hostage Backdrop

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Now this book is a must read. “123 Ideas by Helmut Smits” provides artsy prankster typeswith inspirational ideas: “This sketchbook is for all people interested in both funny as hard-core concepts. It’s both a book for salon tables and a book for activists.” The deviant artist’s work “revolves around communication strategies known in the field of design” and makes them accessible. Some of the concepts include staging a “soccer match on the border of two countries” and this masterful CNN inspired hostage backdrop, eliminating the need for scary terrorists and bloody beheadings with a much more civil approach that looks just as real. Approximately $23, depending on how bad a beating the dollar takes.