Wednesday, September 28, 2011


TrustoCorp is a collective that takes parody seriously. They source out locations and augment them with their spoofs of advertising, signage and pop culture references. Their most recent stunt planted altered issues of popular celebrity magazines with headlines like 'Donald Trump Pregnant' along with graphic novel type illustrations in great monochrome color palettes. Their ad spoof stuff has a similar graphic language to that of ESPO aka Steve Powers in that it has a 50s graphic simplicity to it, though most of it is black and white.

Check it out here.


Prefab77 is a collective of artists from Northeast England. They take imagery from popular culture like fashion, fame, politics and history and collage it together in inspired and contrasting ways. Most of their work is about breaking down British culture and doing away with the old ways. They just did a great installation for Dublin Contemporary 2011 that uses type contrasted with fashion imagery in a really beautiful yet stark way.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils

Besides having an awesome name, Alexandre aka Vhils has an awesome style too. He has pioneered deconstructive stenciling. He covers a wall with plaster, or maybe it was already there. Then stencils on his design and goes to town on it with a hammer drill. Removing layers of plaster rather than adding layers of paint. He draws the figures out of the wall in a truly ghostly way.

Check it out here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Noma Bar

Noma Bar is an Israeli illustrator who focuses on using negative space as a positive thing. He develops images that create a play between the negative and positive space that are both insightful and humorous.
His latest project is a giant plastic dye cutting dog sculpture that allows the user to create their own neg/pos images and artworks.

Check it out here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lloyd Schermer

Lloyd started his career in newspaper publishing and so he spent the majority of his time surrounded by block type. Wood metal or otherwise, he always thought it had a peculiar beauty so when he left the business he hung on to a larger personal collection of the stuff as well as picking up any and all type he could find. Eventually he got the idea to put these large block letters together in artful compositions and hang them on the wall. His idea caught the eye of galleries and collectors and so here he is today. With work in the Smithsonian, The Newseum and many publishers boardrooms. It's pretty awesome looking work.

Check it out here.