Carnaval Des Fleurs, Haiti 2014
Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown's weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as blank canvases, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture. "My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it's about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? "Use a laser printer, not an inkjet," says Andrew, "and don't fall off your ladder." Photo by @dcmism
Paris Instagrammer and illustrator Tiffany Cooper's (@tiffanycooper_) pop-culture comics are always drawn with a gentle wink. "I especially like mocking the fashion industry," she says, "but in a nice way. Making people laugh is the ultimate thing for me." For more of Tiffany's black-felt-pen drawings featuring fashion personalities from Suzy Menkes (@suzymenkesvogue) to Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle), follow @tiffanycooper_.
Photo by @tiffanycooper_
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @eatfish93, @ravivora, @piluro, @laurenmarek, @connortd, @ohdeardelgado, @pedrosmithson, @ugajiny and @lainetrees who all had featured submissions for #WHPspacedreams !