According to Amazon.com, Poster Boy has a book coming out next month. Poster Boy: The War of Art should be released on March 2nd.
Here’s Amazon’s description of the book:
His cut and slash mash-ups of subway platform billboards only exist in New York City, but Poster Boy’s artful and funny appropriations of advertising have gotten him attention the world over. The New York Times dubbed him an “anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humor and a talent for collage”; the Guardian UK said of his work, it “is witty, web-savvy and economical . . . and the only materials it requires are chutzpah, imagination and a 50 cent blade.”
Poster Boy tweaks corporate copy, replacing it with incisive and playful puns and turns of phrase rich with innuendo and political punch. Beautiful models turn ghastly and iconic spokespeople become the mouthpieces for Poster Boy’s ideas. Poster Boy: The War of Art collects his best work yet.
This could be a really great book, also, it could be complete crap. Has Poster Boy really done enough work to fill a book? Especially if it only contains his “best work?” Maybe he has, but then again, his forays into anything other than subway ad disruptions have been met with a lukewarm response at best. I’m hopefully, but cautious. What I would love to see is something like half the pages filled with disruptions that he has made at home with magazines or something. That might be interesting.