Illinois computer science grad student Mike Rosulek has designed a great new Darwin 200 poster, "that," as he says, "parodies the famous Shepard Fairey Obama poster." More power to him. Top five (okay, I'm too lazy to think of ten) reasons to like it:
- It effectively conveys an essential scientific truth in a concise and humorous way.
- It looks good, aesthetically: Somehow, the annoying pastel colors of the quasi-philistine and disturbingly hagiographic original are more tolerable as parody.
- It looks better in a technical sense: He designed it as a vector graphic.
- The profits go for a good cause: the National Center for Science Education, "defending the teaching of evolution in public schools."
- He speaks some Czech.