Supersize Me


(via Ron English)

Ron English is a well-known painter, whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris and the Whitney Museum in New York. Ron is also widely considered to be one of the seminal figures in the ever-growing culture jamming movement. He has pirated over a thousand billboards over the last twenty years, replacing existing advertisements with his own hand-painted subvertisements.

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  1. When I saw the title I was convinced this was going to be another mention about how you’ve gained a stone (or was it two stones? three? how many lbs is a stone anyway?)
    Anyway, go on… blame work… I know you want to. 🙂
    And I’m sure it’s only a couple of lbs blown wayyy out of proportion.

  2. Ryan – nope, for once not about me and my weight, instead it’s about the art! Love that guy’s stuff. A stone is 14 lbs. My weight jumped from about 11 stone 7 to 12 stone 8 in a little over a year. Technically it’s definitely not heavy and I agree with that. But, though I’m tall, I have a slim frame (i.e. not broad shouldered) and don’t carry weight well. Is more about toning up than weight loss really, that I need.

    And I DO blame work. For a lot of things! Never had to do 50 hrs a week until this job. That plus 1 hour each way commute means 60 hours of my Mon-Fri week is accounted for and it sucks.

  3. Ah, but that’s the profit vs. non-profit sector for you. Any type of profit-oriented business may pay well with lots of perks, but they get their pound of flesh, one way or the other.

    I consider myself pretty fortunate. My job’s at the opposite end of the spectrum.

  4. Ryan – true. I don’t actually think I’m cut out for the commercial sector. I don’t really share the values (believe it or not). Also, I’ve never been a money orientated person.

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