Rich Silverstein Is Tired Of All The Bushit

Legendary San Francisco ad man, Rich Silverstein, has teamed with Huffington Post to offer poster-sized reminders of the times we’re living through.
The 24″ x 36″ lithograph posters come in three versions: Villains of the GOP, Worst Events of the Bush Years, and Slogans of the Bush Years. They go for $20 each — or one can buy all three for $50 (plus shipping and handling).
Limited Edition Silkscreens of each, signed by Arianna Huffington, are also available for $50 each (plus s/h).
All proceeds (minus printing and processing costs) will go toward putting these powerful reminders of the Bush years on buildings in New York, Los Angeles and Washington. The image above is a rendering of what they might look like in the cityscape.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. stay home, start a family tradition and start small.
    Read nader’s book of
    look for UFOs: like anybody in the sky saying hi
    watch classic MTV when it was fun and not sensational:
    what does this really really prove in your heart or mine?

  2. Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but this seems like a lame idea to me. Particularly coming from someone like Silverstein.

  3. I don’t have a problem with the idea, but the execution could be much better.

  4. Right–the execution could be better. That’s what I meant.

  5. Agree that the execution COULD be better. lord knows there’s a veritable motherlode of creative ammo here. but i think the strategy is dead on.
    Bush and co. have hanged themselves with their words and actions many times. simply reminding people of their (the republicans’) disastrous tenure in power should be enough.
    it doesn’t need additional melodrama and hysteria. that’s what fox news is for.

  6. Silverstein needs a planner because this is bad strategy – Bush isn’t running next election.
    So why is Silverstein running ads against him?

  7. because the single most powerful motivator that will unite all democratic voters in 08 will be: “No more of this sh*t!”.
    people will be voting against any continuation of the past 8 years’ policies. it will be cathartic. and if it works, it works. i abhor bush and what he’s done more than i love hilary or obama, for example.