30 August 2023
GREEN DAY ‘s 5th LP was titled NIMROD. The title is the name of a character
from the Bible that was a hunter. In American English, it became a term for a stupid or dimwitted person as the usage is often said to have been popularized by the Looney Tunes cartoon character Bugs Bunny sarcastically referring to the hunter Elmer Fudd
Artist Chris Bilheimer just had the album’s title to work with for the artwork. One of his ideas was inspired by a photo he saw, where a politician’s poster had his face removed.
He felt the image seemed to fit the band by featuring “a typical middle-age male, corporate politician American kind of guy, and someone had completely taken his identity away through vandalism.” Following that idea Bilheimer took an encyclopedia picture of men in suits and ties and put colored circles reading “nimrod” on their faces, “using that to take away the people’s identity”.
Now with criminal Donald Trump‘s recent mug shot, the band decided to use it in
the same way as it happened with that album, for an exclusive, limited T-shirt run.
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