You might not know the name Butcher Billy, but if you love and appreciate (as I do) the “Post/Punk New Wave Superfriends” or the “Real life villains in the Legion of Doom,” then you already know the Brazilian artist’s subversively daffy, pop sensibility.
Billy’s latest intervention takes on the most inspired street artist of them all—BANKSY. What Butcher Billy did was to take a bunch of the most iconic Banksy graffiti designs out there and replace the principals with animated characters from the worlds of Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna Barbera. So the maid in “Maid in London” gets replaced with Rosie from The Jetsons, while the girl in “Girl With a Balloon” gets the Donald Duck treatment. You get the idea.
Butcher Billy has slapped together a bunch of the designs, which are available as a coloring book that you can order from Behance.
via Banksy gets Banksied | Dangerous Minds.
After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, Wanksy, an artist from Greater Manchester, England, decided to act. He used washable paint to draw penises around potholes in his neighborhood, and suddenly, they were repaired in 48 hours.
“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it,” Wanksy said in an interview. “Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed.” A Bury Council spokesman disagreed: “Painting obscenities around potholes will not get them repaired any quicker, but simply waste valuable time and resources.”
Bored Panda journalists found that using the Manchester City Council website, it took 5 clicks, 1 form, 1 survey, and a minimum of 5 days just to get a pothole inspected. Lithuanians use a similar-but-different tactic to get their roads repaired.
More info: Facebook | Manchester City Council (h/t: huffpost)
After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, ‘Wanksy’ decided to act
“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it”
“Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed”
Potholes were repaired 48 hours after Wanksy used washable paint to draw penises around them
via Anonymous Artist ‘Wanksy’ Draws Penises On UK Potholes To Make Government Fix Them | Bored Panda.
Edgy, nerve hitting and a conversation starter. On brand for a stunt production (dare devil) company. More evidence of a trend which supports a change in attitude which is much needed for world change. I love it. Jesus Christ pulled off some pretty impressive brand stunts in his day: turning water into wine; healing the blind; feeding the multitude with the loaves and fishes. But when it came to one of the biggest stunts of His career, He turned to Montreal’s 1one Production—at least, according to this “never-before-seen original footage” of Christ and his marketing team from a couple thousand years ago.
As self-promo films go, it’s pretty well done. “With the evolution of media, and the viewer becoming more intelligent (and cynical) towards traditional advertising, we need to create stunts that can’t look like anything short of amazing,” says Jean-René Parenteau, executive producer and associate at 1one. “When it comes to doing that, you want an expert, not someone who’s just hoping they can pull it off. This has been our focus for the past five years. Stunts aren’t a new trend for us. It’s what we’ve always done and focused our expertise towards.”
CREDITS Client: 1one Production Agency: lg2 VP and Creative Director: Marc Fortin Copywriter: Philippe Comeau Director: Pierre Dalpé DOP: Barry Russell Producer: Jean-René Parenteau Production House: 1one Production Music and Sound Design: 1one Production
John Holcroft is a well-known British illustrator who has worked for BBC, Reader’s Digest, The Guardian and the Financial Times, among others. However, what makes him famous are not his employers, but the brilliant satire reflected in his illustrations and the retro style he uses to create them.
Everytime Holcroft publishes a new drawing, they inevitably go viral and spread all over the Internet. His style is based on advertisements from the 50’s, and he reproduces everything from their visual design style down to their aged vintage feel.
The content of these illustrations, however, is anything but old-fashioned – social issues and modern behavior drawn in a satirical way. The issues he focuses on include our dependence on technology, society’s greed and the devaluation of workers, just to name a few.
More info: johnholcroft.com | Behance | Facebook (via: BoredPanda.es)
via Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The Style Of The 50s | Bored Panda.