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Turn Any Area into a “No Trump” Zone with Printable Street Signs

Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign outside the Trump building in New York (all photos courtesy Plastic Jesus)

Last weekend, various streets across the United States became designated Donald Trump-free zones. Metal signs reading “NO TRUMP ANYTIME” popped up at heavily trafficked locations in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC, as part of a nationwide campaign by LA-based street artist Plastic Jesus — the most recent of the many anti-Trump art projects to emerge this year. Although many have since vanished, the designs are now available online and are free for the taking for anyone wishing to create a Trump-free zone in his or her neighborhood.

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Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign outside the Trump building in Chicago (click to enlarge)

Modeled on the standard, red-and-white “No Parking Anytime” signs, the notices are straightforward in their message, echoing Hanksy’s more conspicuous “Dump Across America” campaign, and contrasting with the more mysterious tombstone that popped up last month in Central Park.

“On the most basic level, the idea behind the project was to really show my concerns of Donald Trump possibly becoming the next president of the United States,” Plastic Jesus told Hyperallergic. “These street signs are pretty bold and basic in their message, but we need to be basic in the message that we need to get out about Trump.

“I’ve been living in the US for eight years. I’m from London, I’m an immigrant here, and just like all the Latinos here who have been under threat because of the rising popularity of Trump, I feel under threat. I think his ideas for foreign policy are extremely dangerous. His policies are isolationist, which would make the world a less safe place for everybody. I think over the past few decades most nations have come a long way to create an environment that has greater equality, immigration [policies], freedoms, and rights. I think if Trump becomes president, a lot of these things we take for granted would no longer be there.”

Plastic Jesus’s “No Trump Anytime” sign in Hollywood

Teams working for him, spread across the four cities, specifically targeted streets outside Trump’s buildings in Chicago and New York and others by Chicago’s Wrigley Park, the US Capitol, and near the Hollywood sign. Those who installed the street signs received no instruction other than to choose high-profile places, as Plastic Jesus said, although installing them within sight of one of Trump’s properties was ideal. He believes that the ones that have disappeared were removed either by city officials or people collecting street art souvenirs. Now that they’re available online, however, perhaps we’ll start seeing more pop up (you may track their presence by checking #notrumpanytime).

“ No Trump” signs appear in cities across the USA. - Signs spotted in New York, LA, Chicago, DC and Miami. - Outside Trump Building in New York - One sign is a stones throw from The Congress building. - A sign is outside Trump Tower in Chicago There has been a lot of protests about presidential favorite Donald Trump’s campaign but none as official looking as this. Days after the controversial GOP candidate cruised to victory in the New York primaries official looking “No Trump Anytime” signs have appeared in cities across the USA. The metal signs have be spotted in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Miami. It’s believed that the signs are not official sanctioned parking restrictions but instead are the work of controversial Los Angeles based street artist PLASTIC JESUS. In April 2015 the artist installed “No Kardashian Parking” signs around Hollywood a move that was widely commended by the general public. He also gained notoriety for his cocaine snorting oscars statue placed on Hollywood Blvd a few days before the 2015 Oscar ceremony. The former photo-journalist has become known for his guerrilla style street art. The signs first appeared over the weekend are located on some of the most famous location and busiest streets including Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, under the shadow of the congress building in Washington DC, and Union Station . There is even a sign outside Trump Tower in Chicago and a number of other Trump properties.
Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign outside the forthcoming Trump hotel in Washington, DC (click to enlarge)

Plastic Jesus has not yet heard from Trump’s team, but he’s certain of one thing, “I don’t think they’ll be asking me to help them with the election campaign.”

Aside from Hanksy and the anonymous tombstone artist, Plastic Jesus joins a growing coterie of artists making work to protest Trump. There’s the group that transformed a Trump bus into an anti-Trump campaign vehicle; artist Derek Brahney, still raising funds to build a mocking monument in New York; and Illma Gore, whose drawing of Trump with a micropenis has allegedly gotten her into deep trouble with the Republican’s legal team.

“I think Donald Trump is giving artists so much ammunition within his policies, his attitudes, his answers, and statements,” Plastic Jesus said. “There’s a whole wealth of material there to play with.”

Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign along Hollywood Boulevard
Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign along La Brea Avenue in LA
Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign outside Union Station in Washington, D.C.
Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign near the US Capitol
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Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign outside Chicago’s Wrigley Field
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Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign in Chicago
“ No Trump” signs appear in cities across the USA. MELROSE AVENUE.LA. - Signs spotted in New York, LA, Chicago, DC and Miami. - Outside Trump Building in New York - One sign is a stones throw from The Congress building. - A sign is outside Trump Tower in Chicago There has been a lot of protests about presidential favorite Donald Trump’s campaign but none as official looking as this. Days after the controversial GOP candidate cruised to victory in the New York primaries official looking “No Trump Anytime” signs have appeared in cities across the USA. The metal signs have be spotted in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Miami. It’s believed that the signs are not official sanctioned parking restrictions but instead are the work of controversial Los Angeles based street artist PLASTIC JESUS. In April 2015 the artist installed “No Kardashian Parking” signs around Hollywood a move that was widely commended by the general public. He also gained notoriety for his cocaine snorting oscars statue placed on Hollywood Blvd a few days before the 2015 Oscar ceremony. The former photo-journalist has become known for his guerrilla style street art. The signs first appeared over the weekend are located on some of the most famous location and busiest streets including Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, under the shadow of the congress building in Washington DC, and Union Station . There is even a sign outside Trump Tower in Chicago and a number of other Trump properties. - Signs spotted in New York, LA, Chicago, DC and Miami. - Outside Trump Building in New York - One sign is a stones throw from The Congress building. - A sign is outside Trump Tower in Chicago There has been a lot of protests about presidential favorite Donald Trump’s campaign but none as official looking as this. Days after the controversial GOP candidate cruised to victory in the New York primaries official looking “No Trump Anytime” signs have appeared in cities across the USA. The metal signs have be spotted in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Miami. It’s believed that the signs are not official sanctioned parking restrictions but instead are the work of controversial Los Angeles based street artist PLASTIC JESUS. In April 2015 the artist installed “No Kardashian Parking” signs around Hollywood a move that was widely commended by the general public. He also gained notoriety for his cocaine snorting oscars statue placed on Hollywood Blvd a few days before the 2015 Oscar ceremony. The former photo-journalist has become known for his guerrilla style street art. The signs first appeared over the weekend are located on some of the most famous location and busiest streets including Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, under the shadow of the congress building in Washington DC, and Union Station . There is even a sign outside Trump Tower in Chicago and a number of other Trump properties.
Plastic Jesus’s “ No Trump Anytime” sign along Melrose Avenue in LA
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