Born on Guy Fawkes Day and raised in the birthplace of the Republican Party, Drew Mueske’s political agitations may have oozed in where small town political conversations were desperately avoided. By most accounts he’s fairly unassuming, but his progressive political art has drizzled across Wisconsin and beyond throughout the past decade in the form of Progress Label clothing.
With the presidential transition looming last fall, Drew wasn’t excited about the severing of presidential priorities, including racial, gender and sexual equality, or the chopping of regulations that will surely be infused into rivers, lakes and groundwater destroying more natural habitats, beauty and life. Like many tender and creative Americans, it has been difficult to process the rotten elements that played a part in the recent election. After bartending Thanksgiving dinner for four generations of activists, Drew awoke foolishly early on Black Friday still a little buzzed and with a foggy idea for a game using Trump quotes. After letting the idea marinate, Drew and a few friends began gathering materials and testing the game in different ways, trimming the fat until they had something tasty to sink their teeth into.
On Inauguration Day, Drew launched Trump Roast — a tasteless party game where players choose America’s “position” on ridiculous policy questions by selecting from a variety of real-life Trump quotes, statements and tweets. A handful of Trump Cards give players a chance to create an “Executive Disorder” that temporarily increase their power in the game. A rare cut of stupidity and humor, Trump Roast is easy to play, yet sometimes tough to swallow.
Trump Roast collector’s edition game is on presale until President’s Day and 20% of all sales support Lady Parts Justice, a women’s reproductive health organization. All games are limited edition, original art pieces. Trump Roast has a butcher shop design concept with game elements to be custom screen-printed in Drew’s professional screen print shop, Offbeat Press. The package design cleverly takes Trump’s ridiculous hair and turns it into a cut of meat, complete with a small-handed meat fork, basted with gold ink and meat drips that outline Donald’s face. The directions are printed on a white linen napkin and the entire package is wrapped in designer butcher paper. The game is thoughtfully designed, but lighthearted enough that the political elements don’t cut too deep.
What makes this meat so delicious?
Trump Roast is the finest filet to ever see the light of day! Born with a golden meat fork and over-aged to imperfection. The crusty outer facade is artificially-flavored with agent orange, marinated in filthy spoils, then stuffed with a pasty-white blend of privilege, pride and power, and wrapped in golden ignorance. This rancid old Roast is racy, raw and disgusting but the Russian spies have us chained to the dinner table and are forcing this tasteless meat down our throats. The game is on, let’s get this party started!