The man behind the Art Mob is Los Angeles based artist Dennis Bredow. His retro-modern work is a celebration of the ever-optimistic 1950′s, an era of exuberance and remarkable craftsmanship in graphic design. He works with birch panels and acrylic paint, sanding and distressing the paint to achieve a visual history to each piece, adding vintage advertisements or articles into his pieces.
I also find the advertising slogans and messages of that time to be worth exploring. For example, in my Maybe It’s You piece I have covered the panel with ads that declare to women all of the ways they can improve their figure, or improve their appeal to men. As the father of two daughters I find this equally charming and disturbing. The bold statement is intended to point out the absurdity of the message.