A few things fitting into place for me after reading the Politiken Spyo article yesterday. The birds seem to be something from the years since that 2010 interview. Before that it seems to have been mainly banners – with a strong element, that’s continued, of social commentary. 1
I CAN’T BREATHE
YOUR MONEY, UP MY ASS
ONE MAN’S TRASH, ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE
The lettering shaped by the width of the paint roller, the reach of the telescope handle, the number of letters and the amount of space available.
I’m not sure how the birds came into the picture. A Spy vs. Spy reference? Spyo, SPYONE. They’re often strikingly serene though.
The birds and banners have made quite a distinctive mark on Copenhagen, and even Aarhus: One of them was adopted as the motto for the 10th SPOR Festival in 2014.
DO IT ANYWAY
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