Not sure if this is completely true – but it is kind of funny. And the whole type poster/sexy text thing is perhaps a little overexposed. The picture is by Daniel Seidi Kano and is all rights reserved, so I shouldn’t really post it here – but I have linked back – and it did appear on his Tumblr – 2 Color Ideas, which is also good fun. So go check both out.
You see a lot of images like this these days. Actually, you’ve probably seen this kind of thing a lot for a while now, if you’ve been looking.
The picture is by Penelope Umbrico and was found on the Rencontre Arles site. Actually there’s lots more of this kind of thing on her site – lots of New Aesthetic-y pixellated, Flickr-ish overloaded ‘similarly different, differently similar’ image grids. That probably doesn’t make much sense – I should find a better way to describe her work. I should probably think about it a bit more.
But it does seem very much of the times…
Some more images:
Sunset Portraits, 2011
Instances of Books Being Read (from home-decor and home-improvement webistes and catalogs), 2007
Artist/designers like doing this kind of thing – both the sentiment and the presentation feel kind of typical of the times.
It comes from Les Rencontres Arles – I found it via Brainpickings/Maria Popova.
I like this illustration, I think. Done by Lola Dupree, from an original photo by Shaun Kardinal, used in the New York Magazine piece, Listening to Xanax