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yorkone, so much more than this, straat museum, street art museum


(The Netherlands, 1968)

At a young age, influenced by the aesthetics of 70s and 80s corporate styles, YorkOne developed an interest in logos and lettering. In the early 80s, he started writing on the streets of Amsterdam during the punk-graffiti wave. When the subway-style graffiti from New York reached Europe, he was right in the middle of it. Years later he developed the recognizable style he uses today, combining the rebellious energy of modern graffiti art with the symmetric forms of typography.

So much more than this is a reference to the overload of images and messages we are bombarded with through media and advertising. Short term satisfaction and achieving an impossible perfection are sold to us as the only way to live a happy life. This work invites you to take your time and look a little deeper.

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