Foodie Fists

Foodie Fists
The logo for the Vegan soup kitchen movement “Food Not Bombs” is remarkably similar to symbols for British chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution crusade and Mark Bittman’s old New York Times blog. Coincidence?

Logo-napping is small stuff to the veggie volunteers who run the “Food Not Bombs” soup kitchen. They will stoop at nothing, even feeding the hungry homeless within slurping distance of a sacred national shrine, Walt Disney World in Orlando. For free, until vigilant Orlando officials and courts stopped such sacrilege. The FNB conspiracy is spreading to other cities. We blame Al-Qaeda.

The New York Times seems to have put Mr. Bittman’s logo in the deep-freeze after folding his Bitten weblog into the Diner’s Journal group blog. And Gil Scott-Heron notwithstanding, Mr. Oliver’s revolution was televised, on the ABC Network. All these logos mimic Spanish Civil War, Soviet, and Vietnamese posters which themselves echo Delacroix, so copyright lawyers don’t find the foodie logos especially tasty.

 Image mashed up by Mike Licht.

The Bitten logo is likely a trademark of the New York Times; the JOFR name and logo are no doubt trademarked by someone-or-other. FNB is a bunch of anarchists who believe copyright is theft. These images are used here in the spirit of inquiry under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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