Victore attributes his compulsion to question authority to his childhood on a military base during the Vietnam War. After dropping out of art school, Victore began producing self-financed posters for nonprofit organizations devoted to Native Americans, AIDS awareness, and race issues.
Just Say No points to the “Disneyfication” of New York and particularly of Times Square. Victore has asserted that New York is “being touristed to death. New Yorkers are becoming just like the great silverback gorillas who will now come down and will eat out of your hand.”
Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009.