As culture jams go, my favorites have always been the ones that make bold alterations to existing advertisements and billboards, taking the piss out of consumerism and Madison Avenue alike. New York street artist Poster Boy has been brilliantly and anonymously tweaking subway ads for about a year now with little more than a razor and a wicked sense of humor. And, unlike Banksy, he gives in-person interviews. Ben Walters talked to him for the Guardian:
To see some examples of Poster Boy's adbusting, click through to the gallery here or check out his Flickr stream. I love the ones where he pixelates posters using the grids formed by the subway tile as a sort of graph paper, and I also have to appreciate a street artist who can punnily reference Rauschenberg. I'll be keeping a sharp eye out for his work when I'm in New York later this spring, that's for sure.