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David Lyle Mixes Old and New for a Unique Look and Ambiance

 - Jul 19, 2011
References: davidlylepaintings & loudreams
David Lyle has created images that are quite interesting and eye-catching. His work has a sort of '60s, '70s and '80s feel to it and the black-and-white photography captures the essence of those eras quite nicely. David Lyle uses pop culture brands, icons and images that almost everyone is familiar with in his work as well.

What is unique about his work is that he mixes the past with those pop culture references most people recognize. Mixing the history with pop culture images has an almost eerie effect to his pictures, because on the one hand the history aspect is supposed to be completely serious, but the on the other hand, pop-culture images are supposed to be happy and funny.

The contrast between the two is quite intriguing and makes you want to view more of his work because it is quite creative and a bit comical.