Jow
I have long been fascinated with graphics, type, and vintage ephemera—especially antique letterhead and mid-century imagery from the popular press. I like the interplay between old and new, mixing images and type to create a collision between cultural constructs past and present. 
This new body of work is a collage series of Life magazine ads from the early 1960s reconsidered through the reductive language of contemporary social interaction. Vegas is and has always been a consumer’s romp and a marketer’s dream. The collages play with Sin City’s history and tease the world of advertising by reimagining these lush vintage images through the lens of our instantaneous, media-frenzied culture. The work is nostalgic but not naively so, and using humor implicates the viewer in their own role as a consumer of all things, from cars to art. Part challenge, part commentary, it takes the form of a time-traveling text message to both our past and present selves—SRSLY...WTF!













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SOLD.