Art Against Drones

April 6, 2014
Giant photos of children to discourage drone operators from attacking.


Street Artist Charged with 56 Counts for Punking NYPD with Drone Poster

December 5, 2012
Essan Attia is charged for posters pointing to police use of drones.

Street artist Essan Attia is being charged with 56 criminal counts after planting dozens of mock public service posters around New York, advertising the NYPD's use of drones to monitor civilians. He was arrested in New York last week after being tracked down by an ill-humored police force. Attia's arrest followed on a video interview the artist gave with the arts and culture website Animal New York, in which he described some of his motivations—including his libertarian political leanings—and how he pulled off the stunt: