Hacked NYPD Posters Spotted Around The City

09.18.12 Andy Cush

At first glance, the above phone booth poster looks like a legitimate NYPD ad–the department’s logo is there, as is the ubiquitous Ad Council mark. On further inspection, though, that bomb being dropped on a few innocent-looking pedestrians seems a little fishy, doesn’t it? And the tagline, “Drones: Protection When You Least Expect It” –clever, but it’s tough to imagine the cops signing off on it. The poster was put up by an enterprising street artist–perhaps the same one behind last spring’s conspicuously similar “Authorized Drone Strike” signs?–likely as a part of yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street birthday celebration. UPDATE: ANIMAL interviewed the artist.

(Photo: @Jay Shells)