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Shawn Huckins' Series Uses Jargon & History to Create a Funny Contrast

By: Janelle Savel - Published: • References: shawnhuckins & honestlywtf
The Shawn Huckins series called 'The American__Tier' uses classic 19th century American paintings in conjunction with 21st century slang to create a series of juxtaposed prints.

He replicates the paintings by hand, then superimposes them by hand with white paint. Miraculously enough, unlike most artist these days, Huckins steers clear of any aid from Photoshop. The text that appears on the photos was inspired by our present day vocabulary including everything form status updates to texting acronyms.

If our forefathers were around to see the change in jargon defined and inspired by pop culture, what would they say? They'd probably be a little confused at first, but they'd quickly catch on. If Oxford dictionary recognizes 'selfie' as a word, then surely they can to. According to Huckins, "We live in a very different time than our Explorers did and we would appear to place our priorities in very different places: what entertains our selves versus what serves our society" Stats for Pop Culture Slang Paintings Trending: This Year & Average
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