S'poreans get creative with GE2015 photoshops and artwork

S'poreans get creative with GE2015 photoshops and artwork
PHOTO: Facebook

There's something about elections season that brings out the creative streak in Singaporeans.

As the island prepares to head for the polls on Friday (Sept 11), some talented citizens have been getting their artistic flair on and sharing their works on social media.

Days after President Tony Tan Keng Yam issued the Writ of Election of Aug 25, Facebook page A Good Citizen released a cartoon by Citizen Dan featuring several candidates - namely Dr Chee Soon Juan, Ms Kevryn Lim, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Low Thia Khiang and Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam - as the playable character classes from popular role-playing game franchise, Diablo.

If you really dig the design, you can even get it as a T-shirt from The Local Collective.

Candidates haven't just been getting the video game treatment - thanks to the online brigade of Photoshoppers like Facebook page PixelGod, they've been turned into movie characters and superheroes as well.

From photoshopped posters like this one of Chinese epic Red Cliff:

...to Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan as Batman:

...or as The Punisher:

...there's pretty much something for everyone.

Here's veteran opposition leader Chiam See Tong as Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy:

Fancy some Hunger Games? There's Ms He Ting Ru from the Workers' Party as Katniss Everdeen:

People's Action Party candidate Tin Pei Ling received the Wonder Woman treatment to delivering the justice she deserves to Mr Cheo Chai of the National Solidarity Party after his sexist tirade against her.

Of course, what's a Singapore election without a local movie being featured? Here's PixelGod's take of Mr Tan Chuan-Jin literally running for office via the movie poster for Jack Neo's Homerun.

Local film-maker Royston Tan even spotted a spoof of his upcoming movie 3688 on social media and sent it to us.

Here's the spoof and the original poster from 3688's official Facebook page for comparison:

Even independent candidate Han Hui Hui gets her own movie poster based on Les Miserables:

We're keeping this page open in case other awesome pieces of Singaporean artwork show up on the Interwebs.

If you have an elections-related image that you'd like to share, e-mail it to us at tnponline@sph.com.sg with a name to credit it with and we'll be happy to upload it.

Keep it up, Singapore.

Click on the gallery for more GE-related creativity from Singaporeans.


This article was first published on Sep 8, 2015.
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