Counter culture has done a lot to help define America, especially considering that, without it, no one would have any idea where to order their deli meats. Feeding off that other kind of counter culture, Derrek Coss Prints
Drawing inspiration from lowbrow art and the "more subversive sides of culture," this Hub-based AIB-schooled graphic designer showcases his "slightly" dark sense of humor in a bold collection of advertising-esque comic prints that depicts everything from burlesque performers and rock bands to circus freaks and robot workers, who tend to avoid gossiping around the water cooler, as that thing could literally destroy them. Highlights include an alluring horse-mounted-woman wearing pasties Barnyard Burlesque Benefit Show poster; a mid-century advertisement for "Free Toast Never Burnt!"; and one of Pee Wee Herman clutching a Sarasota City Sheriff's Dept mugshot placard, right before he spent time in jail worrying whether someone would try to pop his Chairy. There're also must-sees like the mildly disturbing Devil's Circus marquee for the Lil' Gomorrah's Haunted Doll House of Horrors; a bulldozer running over a kiddie pool alongside the quote, "There was an accident at work today"; and 'bot-friendly spots for the "Hi Rise Window Cleaning" company and the fictional Local 777 Robot Workers Union, whose motto is presumably "Banding together today, to enslave humanity tomorrow".
If music's more your thang, DCP "rocks" a series of gig posters like one for a Delta Spirit/Whiskey & Company number which depicts four revolvers and a buck dressed in a suit & tie, and another for the Jocks that features a throwback Heisman-esque football player -- another image that has helped define America's obsession with meat.
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