When a pop-artist references something from “Back in the day,” they’re usually talking about the ’80s or ’90s… But not usually the 1890s. Not so for Olly Moss, who’s debut book for publisher Titan is a collection of olde timey silhouettes, but with a twist: they’re profiles of modern actors, musicians, and characters from movies and TV.
By doing that, he manages to somehow recontextualize the images, and make them into witty comments about how we identify, and identify with figures from pop culture. You know: art or whatever. It’s pretty neat though, and often deeply funny. The book will hit stores on October 30th, but we’ve got a sneak peak at some of the silhouettes inside… Can you identify them all?