Let's look at the CalArts poster, particularly the recent history. Functional, experimental, vibrant, stolen.
Considering the relatively unchanged context of this school staple, it is sometimes our sole means to communicate with the rest of the student body. It seems a very one sided conversation, sometimes humorous, sometimes glum, sometimes inspirational. Does it end here?
Can we work within this stable context to communicate more about our environment? Can we change the way others percieve their surroundings(Through placement, architecture, repetition)? Can we give as well as recieve?
Do we go unchallenged because of a favorable stereotype?
I think the posters Mike Calvert was doing last year started to play with an internal dialogue, yet the joke was still very much "inside".