Street artist and pun king Hanksy has stepped a little bit outside of himself for a Memorial Day Weekend project that he pasted up around Manhattan last night.

The four pieces are a little darker than his typical work—he explained to us this morning: "At 19 my grandfather was liberating France during World War II. While at the same age my largest concern was figuring out how to sneak beer into my college dorm. I'm not a fan of war, but I respect those who have served. Willingly or not. These posters are just a small reminder that in-between your long weekend beach selfies and third bottle of rosé, you should acknowledge the real reason everyone has the day off."

The pieces are still up and you'll find them on the LES and in Chinatown on your way to brunch.