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Uncanny - The Art & Design of Shawn Wolfe
Shawn Wolfe:
The Art & Design of Shawn Wolfe
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An ‘uncanny’ collection of Shawn Wolfe’s most provo-cative work. In 1984, having spent seven years in and around advertising, Wolfe established Beatkit™, the world’s first ever anti-brand. It was a brand without a product and was intended to be a shining example of what was sick and wrong in a culture gone mad with consumerism.
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From 1984 to 2000 Beatkit™ sought to expose the dark nature of consumerism, consumption and disposal, all of which escalate the fundamental crises of contemporary life: using up of natural resources, ecological ruin, cynicism, and alienation.

With text by David Carson, Rudy Vanderlans & Eric Fredericksen.

176 pages, Paperback, 7'' x 10'' (180 x 255 mm)
290 color illustrations, English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-091-5  
ISBN-10: 1-58423-091-6       $ 29.95
About the Artist:
Shawn Wolfe
Shawn Wolfe
Shaw Wolfe is best known as the man behind Beatkit™. The so-called "brand without a product" has served as inspiration for the improbable RemoverInstaller™ as well as the artist’s globel "Panic Now" campaign, paintings, t-shirts, comics, sculpture and performance. A practicing designer and illustrator for over fifteen years, Wolfe makes his home in Seattle, Washington.

Wolfe was deconstructing and re­con­struct­ing consumerism and brand fetichism since before he knew that’s what he was doing. From days spent working in retail and crancing out handmade fanzines to a tour of duty in the trenches of the apparel industry to his current position as self-styled ambassador of consumer hoodoo, Wolfe wrestles unmanageable themes ranging from commodification to the soul planned obsolescence. His works are at turns ponderous, playful, and pointless.

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Emek: The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist
The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist
Poster artist Emek combines 60’s counterculture psychedelia and 90’s postindustrial iconography to create vibrant, visually stunning illustrations for rock concert posters and protest art. “The thinking man’s poster artist” his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse spectrum. more...
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