Hanksy Scoured the Streets of NYC to Create Pun-Filled Artwork

By: Megan Facciuolo - Published: Apr 27, 2014 • References: hanksy & designtaxi
A New York-based artist (or "fartist") who goes by the name Hanksy recently created some humorous pop culture graffiti. In order to do so, he organized a secret illegal art show in an abandoned New York City building. The works included pun-filled graffiti on brick walls of famous figures and cleverly labeled everyday products.

One example of graffiti includes what appears to be a Valentine's Day card with Corey from Boy Meets World on it; he is depicted saying "I'd like Tobangya!" Likewise, rapper Kendrick Lama is illustrated in the form of a golden snitch from the Harry Potter films. "Bitch don't kill my Snitch" is written next to the image. As for the everyday products, an example includes an old sink with the words "or swim" painted inside of it. Stats for Punny Pop Culture Graffiti Trending: Older & Warm
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