Dystopia at Scarfolk.
Updated: Apr 30, 2019
From funny, to mildly disturbing to horribly morbid. Scary, as they reflect the reality we live in today. I came across this series of 'fake adverts', rather a satire, featuring the fictitious town of Scarfolk in North England.
A project by artist Richard Littler, the series exposes, in the form of seemingly simplistic posters- the undercurrents of this deeply dysfunctional and dystopian society.
What I really love about these is also how the art is made to look like they are from a different era. As Richard says 'undoing half a century of advances in print and technology. Imitating the palettes, lighting, print errors and textures'.
Here are some of my picks , and you see the entire collection on the Scarfolk Council website.