Now that the Transmetropolitan Art Book has been out for a good long while, I’d like to show you my contribution to its majesty.
So, I started with some brainstorming sessions with some friends. The initial idea was to deface a WalMart with some black paint, sticking 3rd eyes on every goddamn smiley face we could find. That idea was quickly chucked out in favor of some kind of massive graffiti installation, trying to recreate a portion of the future San Franciscan landscape right here in good ‘ol modern day New York.
So, wheatpasting guerrilla art on the mean Manhattan streets should have felt like the rebellious act of a disenfranchised youth, lashing out against a cold uncaring system. Instead, incredibly, there were people clustered around asking polite and searching questions about the project as I busily defaced advertisements on my little patch of Chelsea.
I’ve been busy putting together an installation as my contribution to the Transmetropolitan Art Book. Amazingly some previews I’ve put together have been making the rounds on the internet. BoingBoing‘s Xeni Xardan just put together a post, and Warren Ellis tweeted it to the masses.