Strange Exam Paper Illustration - What Do You See?

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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I see box cutter, plane, two towers, kid holding plane in american flag colours. The letters of the blocks spell Armageddon. WTF? Why is this on an exam paper? I know a lot of uk exam papers come from the welsh exam board, this seems really strange. The artist has obviously done this on purpose but for what reason?




posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Red/Blue/Green are Primary colors

the yellow is a mix see graphic in link: hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu...

the yellow & primary colors all represent the MIC military industrial complex, incl Pentagon the WTC complex. the political parties etc
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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I noticed everything everyone else noticed, but some other things that stuck out to me as well.. I don't know, maybe I'm reaching, but:

1, The stripes on the shirt clearly can represent the stripes on the flag, but for some odd reason they have the stripes separated down the middle? Perhaps showing the division that the 'war on terror' would bring?.. "A people united, will never be defeated"..

2, The paper people remind me of world unity? Perhaps a world changing event they knew would bring about a "New World Order".. Also, any time we did this in school, the feet were still connected as well as the arms, perhaps another symbol of division?

Also, the rolled up pants legs? Is that a style that came about from the Great Depression initially? Kids wearing clothes to big because they couldn't afford to buy new things and having to roll them up? The rolled up pants certainly don't fit with the rest of the more modern imagery.. particularly the modern plane.

Maybe I'm reaching, thoughts?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by eyesdown
I see box cutter, plane, two towers, kid holding plane in american flag colours. The letters of the blocks spell Armageddon. WTF? Why is this on an exam paper? I know a lot of uk exam papers come from the welsh exam board, this seems really strange. The artist has obviously done this on purpose but for what reason?

The real danger of this is that this 'artwork' of Ben Frost have been (innocently?) used until now for serious children educative purposes.

Speaking of manipulation?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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interesting thread, we really need to find the original image, what it was created for and when...

anyway i was looking at the exam paper, heres the cover:



so then I got my tin foil hat and saw this...



now im a dyslexic numpty so crap with numbers and words for hat matter, but do those numbers right under 'NEW GSCE' not make 9/11 / 01... as in 4+5 = 9 then an 11/01

above poster, are you sure it's Ben Frost? i cant find it in his work...

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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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I was thinking about the green could represent Arabs
And Red and Blue could represent USA or Britains.

I'm still trying to understand the green A
When looking at the inverted V leg of the kid, you see a pyramid, the girl with pink shirt holds the A almost right above the inverted V leg shape just like the famous All seeing eye. Also, look wich direction the girl is looking at but thats the easy part.

The N clearly represent building 7, Visualize a N block and rotate it one notch to the right, the N become a Z. Z - 7 compare? But still can represent the N in armageddon

Now the tricky part, each block represent a building, why theres a flying building?
The shape of thing, why the pentagon is round like a ball?



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by doubledutch
interesting thread, we really need to find the original image, what it was created for and when...


Like I said page 2, it's an artwork made by "Ben Frost" and published (not anymore available though) in the retortmagazine.com.

I've just sent him an email asking for clarifications.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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The first thing i noticed was the words ARMAGEDDON. I also noticed the plane and the shape of 2 towers. I also notice the box cutter and the shape of 4 persons, which when you look closely looks like a "family" as the 2 on the right are slightly smaller.

It would appear to me to be saying that the planes hitting the towers will bring in an end of an era for families, or, the planes hitting the 2 towers will bring the death and destruction to families.

Wierd though!



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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I think I just answer myself.
The pentagon is round to represent the earth, as they are everywhere.
Just like Football or Soccer is everywhere.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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cheers, and yes, as I asked a few posts up, can someone prove this? Im not saying it isnt his work, I just cant find it anywhere... be good to know



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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If you look at the boys crotch, you will see the faint outline of an erect penis. As an artist, I believe this is highly unlikely that it is an accident. Big penises are associated with lower intelligence in certain "societies".
The faces are that of a monkey, or ape. Left-handedness is often linked to brain damage.
I believe this is an attack on the intelligence of the typical white American, and the fact that they cannot put the puzzle of 911 together.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by doubledutch
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cheers, and yes, as I asked a few posts up, can someone prove this? Im not saying it isnt his work, I just cant find it anywhere... be good to know

Yes, I haven't found it yet, but the fact that retortmagazine have named the picture 'Armageddon_Ben_Frost" is a strong clue, IMO



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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hahahaha, yep id agree with that!



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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Like I said page 2, it's an artwork made by "Ben Frost" and published (not anymore available though) in the retortmagazine.com.

I've just sent him an email asking for clarifications.


He may be happy to hear from you. The artwork is clearly a satire which must have turned up when various bloggers and webpage designers did a google search using the keywords "children playing." Because the artwork is so convincingly "retro," they may have assumed that the copyright has expired and used it blissfully unaware of its obvious symbolism. Ben Frost might not be able to collect from the bloggers, but the testing company owes him some serious royalties!

Edit to add: Excellent detective work as usual!
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:35 AM
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Appears it's copyrighted to him, 2001... its called 'Armageddon or bust' cant find anymore though

I reckon above poster is bang on, it does look authentically old so may well have been grabbed by someone thinking it was much older than it is



ahahahaha and get this, BEN affleck played a.j FROST in the movie armageddon
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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by zerozero00
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Is there any chance you can post the related question to this drawing as i'm intrigued but don't want to download the said paper!

many thanks!


Sure:



6. Look at the following image taken from toy advertising.

(a) Identify one gender stereotype shown in the image. [1]
(b) Explain how the media may socialise children into gender roles. [5]
(c) Explain two ways in which families may socialise their children into gender roles. [4]




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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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Yes that is stated in the OPs article along with other suggestions not made here.

This image also appeared in a parenting magazine: www.the-parenting-magazine.com...



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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If you go the link for his website and click on his art from 1998-2004 you will see a few other drawings with planes looking like they are going to crash with kids and family oblivious to the fact.

benfrostisdead.com...



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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The blocks spell Armeggedon



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by elevenaugust
So the artist who made it is "Ben Frost" (Beware, some graphic pictures here...)
Haven't found the picture in its artwork bio yet...
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EXCELLENT investigative work. I knew ATS would come up with something good.

I suspected as much – that the artist, post 2011, was drawing a cryptic explanation of how he believes events took place hidden under the guise of an innocent cartoon. I wasn’t sure whether it was an inside, pro-establishment artist mocking the people, or an intuitive independent free-thinker sharing what he/she knew with the World.

Now the only real question that remains is: Why did this UK exam provider pick up this illustration for use in their paper when it is overtly and obviously, to anyone with a brain, subliminally metaphorical.

It’s still fascinating to identify all of the subtle messages the artist, Ben Frost, included. I’ve got a couple to share in my next post.





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