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Street improvements of the best kind? This is from D*Face in London, an artist who seems to tread the line between street art and commercial graphic design. I wonder if one always comes before the other? Some of his work is really sick though:
“I : ( NY”
Speaking of which, I kind of love this LCD Soundsystem song. And kind of can’t wait for the NY version of Paris, Je T’aime. Seems like it’s going to be some sort of series? I never did end up doing the dubai versione. It’d be kind of nice to do one in every city I live in? A little like the tattoo I’m thinking of getting, or starting. Starting in that I’d like a running total of cities I’ve lived in, identified by their airport codes. So far it would go something like this: CCJ | BOM | DXB | NYC | and hopefully this summer, CAI? Postco expat syndrome, (h)aspiration anxiety and blockletter aesthetics all rolled into one, result.
Calling in sick | (apparently) Cops call in sick too. And hating on the economy too, with “Overinflation” and “D-flate“.
Of his work he says:
I wanted to encourage people to not just to ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting our increasingly bizarre popular culture, re-thinking and reworking cultural figures and genres to comment on our ethos of conspicuous consumption. A Pandora’s box of bittersweet delights – sweet and sugary on the surface, but with an unfamiliar, uncomfortable, taste beneath.
I like that he touches upon globalisation too, with What Wars are For and Worship Here. And finally, another one for the surveillance societies – albeit tempered with his slightly trying Boudicca-esque up-the-punx aesthetic. I wonder what did happen to Lex Orwell?
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