Pretty much the most amateur thing you can do if you want to wheatpaste a giant poster is to print it out on a bunch of 8.5″ x 11″ sheets and paste them up in a grid. It’s gonna be complicated and probably look terrible. Unless you are part of the Italian street art duo sz zs. They make that 8.5″ 11″ grid work work amazingly well by playing with the possibilities it provides. I’m not artist, but I must say, in my experience as an observer, playing with the constraints you are given rather than staying within them or foolishly trying to ignore them is a one very important secret to successful artwork.
sz zs have been getting up in Venice for a little under a year, and I very much look forward to seeing where they take their project next.
Photos by sz zs