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  • 03.30.09

Let This Be a Sign: Artist Shawn Wolfe’s Blistering Commentary on Consumerism

Seattle-based designer Shawn Wolfe has built his career on cheeky and subversive work for MTV, K2, Sprite, Capitol Records and Old Navy. But at the heart of his self-initiated artwork is a critical and highly entertaining survey of consumerism. As he described his focus at the Y Conference this weekend: "Consumerism is how we choose what we wear or what we eat," he said.

Let This Be a Sign: Artist Shawn Wolfe’s Blistering Commentary on Consumerism

Seattle-based designer Shawn Wolfe has built his career on cheeky and subversive work for MTV, K2, Sprite, Capitol Records and Old Navy. But at the heart of his self-initiated artwork is a critical and highly entertaining survey of consumerism. As he described his focus at the Y Conference this weekend: “Consumerism is how we choose what we wear or what we eat,” he said. “There’s no way of escaping it, but being aware is a good thing.” His carved wood signage plays on some of his favorite logo; here are some of our favorites.

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hole-food

Whole Foods

playstation


Microsoft Xbox

nascar


NASCAR

eat-clones


Burger King

taffy

Disney

You can check out more of Wolfe’s signage at his Web site.

About the author

Alissa is a design writer for publications like Fast Company, GOOD and Dwell who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She likes to walk, ride the bus, and eat gelato.

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