My Want of the Week: Something Askew

Christopher Conn Askew

Christopher Conn Askew's intensely graphic artwork is like military propaganda from 1984. Anthropomorphized, vaguely threatening domestic animals, particularly cats, mingle with children, nudes, badges, weapons, and typography for a sinister yet delightful effect. I COVET his latest print, Upon a Tiny Throne:


How awesome is that? It's a limited edition of only 200 prints; don't tell me if you get one because I'll be insanely jealous!

Via She Walks Softly.

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