Ha, this parody of the NYT's ad for its "weekender" deal is funny because it's true. Who doesn't love the Politics & Socks section? Note to Times: even aged hipsters are mocking you. Not good.
Poster Boy let the Guardian tag along for some of his work, and mentioned that the NYPD Vandal Squad is squeezing his friends for information with which to hunt him down.
All subversive things in our culture must eventually be co-opted by the very things that they subvert. It's the American way. The American Apparel ad spoofer—who had a months-long run of fame for creating super-porny ripoffs of AA ad posters (which eventually turned out to be Photoshop fakes by the people at Stereohell)—has now become the subject of an actual American Apparel ad. In Vice magazine, naturally! Click through for photos of Dov Charney's victory over artistic mockery:
Anonymous subway-based ad remix artist and minor obsession of ours Poster Boy has been caught on film! All we had before to identify him was this photo(shop). Animal NY's vandal-in-chief Bucky Turco spent a nice evening with PB in a Brooklyn subway station, just cold maxing and relaxing and shooting the breeze while carving up ads with an X-acto knife and attacking trains. We now have a definitive description of Poster Boy: a male wearing a hat, doing art. If you see anyone matching that description, call police immediately. (Not really, snitches!). Watch the full clip below:
Poster Boy: an anonymous ad remixer in the New York subways. Art: is it what he does? Culture jamming: a term too annoying to use any more, though everyone knows what it means. Sell out: is he bound to, eventually? Questions: he asks them. Britney: slut, psycho, or star? Maria: is she really poopy? Man: why is he flying on outside of train car? Poetry: why aren't I good at it? Five new Poster Boy pieces: after the jump, ya dig:
Remember those Budweiser "Whasssssssssupppppppppppp!!!" ads, that made you want to crush and kill everyone in your path? Yes, well someone has put the idea to use for the sake of good. We won't ruin the clip for you. We'll just say that this is two minutes of poignant political genius, and if you don't like it then you might as well just go live in a world in which you drink Budweisers all day with John McCain as Sarah Palin shouts "Whassssuupppp!!" in your ear, forever and ever. You must check it out kids:
Anonymous subway ad vandal Poster Boy hasn't let his newfound fame go to his head. (Maybe he has? We don't know the guy personally). He's still traipsing around subway platforms with an X-acto knife and a tube of glue, busily remixing posters while slack-jawed commuters stand by unaware, presumably. After the jump are five of his newest works—I have to admit that the "FART" one is the best of all:
After lots of slobbering positive reviews on our part, the anonymous subway ad vandal known as Poster Boy has finally made contact. And he sent us a present: an exclusive Photoshopped work (after the jump). Which is outside his usual methodology, but hey, since this kid is on his way to being a star, it just makes it that much more special. You can all say you knew him way back when. Suck it, New York magazine:
Poster Boy is like gentrification: he doesn't stop, you just get used to him. NYC's premier subway ad poster art-vandal continues to implore hipsters to free their minds using little more than an X-acto knife and some glue. And all the cool bloggers still love him. Five of the anonymous kid's latest, greatest works, below: