As the slow-motion car crash that is Brexit Britain continues to get worse by the day, more and more Britons are using comedy to help them deal with the bleak realities of a country in chaos. One new form currently showcasing the idiocy and ineptness of Brexit politicians is the Brexit movie spoof poster. With countless possible posters to play with it’s proven to be a rich source of inspiration.
Meet the Brexit movie spoof creator
So, much so that one photographer, Kathy Tipping has made them into something of an art form. But what got her started? “I have always loved the artwork and photography on film imagery, the use of succinctly determining and relevant snappy taglines in cinema and classic quad posters,” she says. “Secondly, I have a real love for surreal, absurdist or just plain childishly silly, but intelligent humour – amongst my comic heroes are Monty Python, The Goodies, Father Ted, the IT Crowd, Mighty Boosh, This is Jinsy, Mitchell and Web, Count Arthur Strong, The Fast Show, Spaced & Simon Pegg Cornetto Film Trilogy – all of whom share an often off-kilter, ludicrously daft but subtly clever slant which tickles my sense of humour in particular. I’m also very inspired through my familiarity the parody writing of my musical hero, Neil Innes, the singer/songwriter, of Monty Python Fame, The Rutles, (Beatles Parody), The BBC series The Innes Book of Records – and Raggy Dolls theme music! – he uses the farcical nature of life and politics in his fantastic song repertoire and I see him as my muse in many respects.”
Below you’ll find some of her best, along with one lampooning Angela Eagle by her partner James Murray, and a couple of bonus posters discovered on Facebook. With the Brexit fiasco being such comedy gold, we’re sure they’ll be plenty more to come.