Indian Country 52 #45 – No Sun
“Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family reunions… and spray-tanning?
Club Sun Tanning Salons’ attempt to make Thanksgiving into a holiday of tanning has gone totally awry with a promotional campaign with the unfortunate slogan: “The Indians brought more than just ‘CORN’ to the first Thanksgiving… they brought SEXY ‘COLOR’!”
– Huffington Post, Tanning Salon Promotes ‘Indian Color’ In Misguided Thanksgiving Promo.
“Club Sun Color Studios offers women who have never heard about how artificial tanning ages your skin and makes you look like an underbasted turkey carcass by the time you’re 30 the opportunity for big, big savings this Thanksgiving with this super rad promotion. In addition to both savings and melanoma and that weird cooked skin smell that emanates from tanning salons, the promotion is advertised by a sexy blonde pilgrim and a woman in a Sexy Indian Halloween costume-style getup brought together by the magic of bad photo editing and really, really idiotic cultural appropriation.”
– Jezebel, Tanning Salon Is Super Thankful Native Americans ‘Brought Sexy Color’.
Download the 18″x24″ poster (.pdf), Indian Country 52 #45 – No Sun.
Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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