A SeQueSTRaTioN PiCTuRe CaPSuLe (How did we get here?)...

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For some time now I have been asked by many of you if I would produce signed print editions of some of my works. I have been reluctant to do so unless I could produce something of  a quality that would look exceptional displayed on a wall as well as meeting the expectations of collectors. By this I mean expectations in terms of coloring, print resolution texture and paper stock.

As usual, I am learning that there is more to the exercise than meets the eye.

It is not as simple as printing images off a computer screen or walking to a photo processing kiosk. What looks good on a computer  will not necessarily look good coming out of a printer, particularly of the consumer variety.

It has taken a while, but I have finally found an excellent fine art printer to collaborate with. He is not a simple photo printer. He is an artist and understands how to maximize aesthetic impact for the audience.
His clients are professional photographers and artists. He operates with state of the art digital printing equipment made in Germany.

I won't go into the details, but there is a big difference when you are working with someone who is primarily interested in optimizing quality as opposed to simply moving product. This is not a simple "here print this" exercise. We have a discussion, he gets the vibe, runs test strips for me to preview and only after we are both happy will we print. Fortuitously, he also gets what the Visual Combat and the content is about!

I have selected two initial prints to kick-off Visual Combat Art Prints: "The PhD Quack" and "Fiat Fornicatio." The two images work well together since they both relate to the subject of fiat quackery, deficits and banksterism. One of the images is actually embedded in the other. You can preview them both below. But let me tell you, the screen pictures do not do them justice. The coloring is vibrant and literally jumps of the page.

These two look good, they are satirical and they are full of relevant historical context.

In short they are fine examples of "Visual Combat."

THE PHD QUACK (First Printing)
FIAT FORNICATIO (First Printing)

I am pricing these at US $150 a piece, inclusive of certified air post in a hard poster shipping tube. Each print will be signed by WilliamBanzai7 and numbered by order of sale with a personal note attached and the amount of the US National Debt as of the date of shipment. If you prefer alternative shipping arrangements the cost will be passed through. The size is roughly 18/24 inches. The medium is pigmented ink on acid free watercolor paper, archivability 100 years+.

As many of you know, I have been doing Visual Combat on a daily basis for three years now. I have done so tirelessly without any profit motivation. The T-Shirts and mugs have really been primarily a courtesy for those of you who have made requests and I will continue to take your requests for this purpose.

Overall, it has been an important learning experience for me, not only in the sense of developing and fine tuning an artistic style, but also learning how to be attentive to an audience that I appreciate not only for its encouragement, but its intelligence and idea sharing as well. We've come a long way and I have plenty of ideas for expanding into new frontiers, the long awaited coffee table book collaboration with Limerick King being just one example. 

However, I have reached the proverbial crossroads. If I am to continue with what I have been doing (and believe me, I love doing it) I will need your collective support. I have been reluctant to solicit support in the form of donations and digital tips. I'm not passing judgement on others who do so. It is just not my personal style.  I would rather produce something of high quality that I can give to you in return. Something that you can enjoy hanging on your walls and hopefully will accrete in value and significance over time.

If you are interested in purchasing one or both prints, please contact me at this special email address: banzai7institute@gmail.com for ordering and payment instructions. Please include the quantity ordered and postal shipping address. Naturally, all correspondence will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have a special print request for any other Banzai7 work please do not hesitate to ask. There are so many images that I have done and everyone has their own favorites.

If anyone wants to reach me for purposes other than purchases the best method is here, via twitter: @williambanzai7 or on my Flickr account.

As always, I appreciate the continued support of each and everyone of you and look forward to continuing together long into the future.

Yours sincerely,


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Sun, 02/24/2013 - 22:56 | 3272911 Lmo Mutton
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All I want to do is hold the lights for the ladies in visual combat.

I promise I wont break anything.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:52 | 3272531 Tango in the Blight
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Can I do my own prints? I just don't have the disposable ca$h to pay for these fine art prints.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 00:58 | 3273187 williambanzai7
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You are free to print my work for personal use. All I ask is to make sure I am credited. This has always been my approach.

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:05 | 3271330 trentusa
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oh yes, i want one. Trying to decide if it's in my budget for this period...


The lower one would be great as the centerpiece of a shrine to address one's prayers to, for example as a framed present to someone of unquestioning patriotism for example an ex-soldier who can take a joke & who also thinks tptb and central banks are the coolest thing since sliced bread..

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 13:07 | 3271623 williambanzai7
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They are both satirical but not visually in your face like some of my other stuff. They look like quaint old vintage prints until you look at them carefully.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 22:15 | 3270747 UP4Liberty
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Hey WB7,

Have you seen this yet?


Any chance we can get a still with Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Dick Fuld and Vikram Pandit in front of a firing squad?


Sun, 02/24/2013 - 00:06 | 3270962 williambanzai7
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A warning to the weasels

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 12:29 | 3271533 UP4Liberty
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No doubt!

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 20:49 | 3270594 LiquidBrick
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Id like to help market your works at art shows.


For best Q printing check out http://brilliant-graphics.com/

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 00:01 | 3270956 williambanzai7
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Lets talk

Please drop me an email at the address indicated above.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 18:55 | 3270425 ShakaZulu
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Suicide Billy,

All hail the Emperor!  As I said before, you're wasting your talents on us belly button lint.  But I always knew you could produce quality non-chinese prints.  Let Capitalism Reign!




Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:27 | 3269687 trichotil
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i like the cheap looking low res versions that pop out of my brand x printer. adds to the general putrid atmosphere of  scumsucking ponzi swindling dirtbag  murderous  lowlifes. in a minute i'll tell you how i really feel.





Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:46 | 3269703 williambanzai7
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And as I have said many times before, people are free to do so as long as it is for their personal use.

However, this announcement opens up a different line of collaboration with my audience. And I am really focused on delivering something special for them. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 08:22 | 3269609 ReeferMac
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William, Love your pieces, you have quite a gift. I appreciate you sharing your art with everyone here, as well. I think this is a good move on your part. Lord knows if I had the money, I'd invest in a piece of your art..... Regardless, as a 20-year veteran of the graphic arts, I hope you are using a Giclee printer for your pieces. They offer some of the best quality and longest duration prints available.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:01 | 3269672 williambanzai7
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Thank you. This is my kick off. I plan to come out with other offerings in the future to allow everyone to participate if they so desire. The book is one example.

Yes, we are using a Giclee printer with archivable water color paper. I'm no expert on it, but I am told this is top of the line stuff, 100 years plus.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 06:29 | 3269533 Its_the_economy...
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I am a fan. I also enjoy your ocassional postings in DealBook. Please tell us how to monitor your library for sale as it increases in size and scope.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 07:30 | 3269574 williambanzai7
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Almost very image I have done is searchable on my Flickr Stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/expd/

To monitor what I am doing currently it is best to follow me on twitter: @williambanzai7, on Flickr or on my blog: www.blogspot.com/williambanzai7

I don't necessarily post every image I create here.

However, everything is arranged as a full post with text here on Zero Hedge. You can find my ZH posts arranged chronologically in my ZH blog space. I also post daily on Keiser Financial Wars.

Thanks for following ;-)

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 00:41 | 3269285 the grateful un...
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 does delivery include a drone escort?

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:59 | 3269426 williambanzai7
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I hope not. Better check that drone counter measures checklist.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 00:00 | 3269209 MoneyThangs
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Keep them awesome pics coming WB! Getting better every time! -would love to see pics of Obama as banksta CEO or Dimon/Blankfein acting all pompous as POTUS

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:58 | 3269424 williambanzai7
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I have Robber Baron Bama somewhere in my collection.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:32 | 3269146 eatapeach
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I love your work, so I will give you some unsolicited, pearlish advice: sell one with a nice rack of tits on it somewhere. I know you are above such, but tits are great for volume.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:56 | 3269422 williambanzai7
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There are more than a few Visual Combat girls meeting that specification ;-)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:28 | 3269140 williambanzai7
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Please remember to include your postal shipping address in your emails. I will put the address on the invoice.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:22 | 3269123 Híppos Purrós
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I am so in! Fulfillment request to follow once I've organized a disposable DeadDrop... Thank you so much for your tireless artistry on behalf the truth.... Truth with laughter.

PS - I can't wait for you to concoct something 'naughty' featuring Merkel and BungaBungaBerlusconi...


"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:55 | 3269421 williambanzai7
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Send me an email when you are set up. Everything is strictly confidential, to the extent possible in this day and age.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:02 | 3269095 CheapBastard
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I'm turning to my banker for help if I get pestered by sequestered:



Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:04 | 3269089 williambanzai7
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I appreciate everyone's positive response. As long as it is practical, I much prefer this kind of direct personalized approach to developing an artist client relationship. Excluding intermediaries and mass production definately has its benefits.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:39 | 3269038 PsYcK
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:41 | 3269044 PsYcK
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Genre/Lang. : Rock/Metal (2010)

In the deep surrender of your mind, Apathy will never nullify....Tyranny!
I will go out tonight my fists against the sky
my fists against the sky, to late to turn and run away.

We the broken, we the people, don't try that...
Greedy fingers hold the trigger of the cash...
So how far will you run to get away?
I will stand up, I will be the change.

We see that they have sown, can't you see they've taken all control? (NOT OF ME)
I will go out tonight, my fists against the sky!
Stand up with me and be the change!

We the broken, we the people, Don't try that..

Greedy fingers on the trigger of the cash, so how far will you run to get away?
I will stand up, i will stand up, I will be the change..

Reggie sound.....

I'm standing up fighting
government corruption
the way to make it stop
is speaking from your heart.


Now hear the words I say the people make the change,


Stand up, Stand up

We the broken, we the people don't try that.. Greedy fingers on the trigger of the cash, so how far will you run to get away?
I will stand up, i will stand up, I will be the change..
We the broken, we the people don't try that.. Greedy fingers on the trigger of the cash, so how far will you run to get away?
I will stand up, i will stand up, I will be the change..
I will stand up, i will stand up, I face today..

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 21:30 | 3268896 Edward Fiatski
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"Fiat Fornicatio"


Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:54 | 3269078 williambanzai7
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I have to tell you, that one will look spectacular in an ornate gold frame.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 00:20 | 3269251 Edward Fiatski
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Is there a higher resolution version? I'd like to print it out and plaster the walls in Glory.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:45 | 3268803 Lost Wages
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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 20:37 | 3268784 blindman
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dear mr b.,
i'm pretty sure i need one of each.
thanks in advance.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:52 | 3269072 williambanzai7
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You will get a special thank you note from my Mom for all your informative posts.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:06 | 3269106 blindman
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in a perfect world i would be honored to meet you,
your mom and many other persons of the inter web clan
but as it is i remain blessed to just communicate as ...
par usual. here i thank yur mum in advance and wish
her, and all, the best, that which is to come !
and peace

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 19:19 | 3268549 tpgaynor
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Yes, for my 61st birthday I would very much appreciate a WilliamBanzai7 signed print!! 


Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:00 | 3269094 williambanzai7
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How old are you now ;-)

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 01:54 | 3269363 tpgaynor
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60 yrs 6mo 24 days 10hrs 8 min


but who's counting!!! :-)

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:53 | 3269418 williambanzai7
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Plenty of time to let people know what you want for your Birthday ;-)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:50 | 3268471 duo
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still a big fan of the ponzi periodic table.  I'd frame that.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:49 | 3269069 williambanzai7
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That one is already available on zazzle. I can do a test strip to see how it looks on this print medium.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:31 | 3268418 Seasmoke
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let me know when you print up the picture with the banksters running from the mob........ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:47 | 3269063 williambanzai7
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Just put in a order. That one is good to go. I can even colorized it if you prefer.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:14 | 3268369 ShakaZulu
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Billy Bonsai,

This is an idea whose time has come.  I'm sure one day the signature will be worth more than the picture itself.  Good luck.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:52 | 3269416 williambanzai7
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Thanks SZ ;-)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:46 | 3268278 monad
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Probably my all time favorite is the chart of the squidosphere. I'll send you my wish list.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 22:46 | 3269059 williambanzai7
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Ok, thanks.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:44 | 3268268 harami
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Thanks for all the work WB7.  Admittedly some of it goes over my head, as I'm a self-confessed meat head trying to get book smart, but it inspires me to dig down to understand what's going on.  Sometimes your work makes me laugh out loud, feel sad, depressed even, or outright furious.

Excellent stuff.

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