What a weekend! Wow. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. I pretty much did it all, and I’ll be sharing some of the details throughout the week, but right now I want to share this very cool piece of street art. It’s a true TrustoCorp.
A friend wrote in after my No Killing Anytime post to say that the series looked like the work of TrustoCorp. They certainly did, but they actually weren’t. They were wheatpastes that had been applied over existing real street signs. The way TrustoCorp does it is they manufacture real metal signs.
When this one caught my eye initially, I thought it was a real city sign. Woah, I thought, Berkeley really is progressive! (Sign was spotted right outside Looking Glass Photo on Telegraph Ave where the Pinhole Workshop was held yesterday… great fun… more on that later.) But as I got closer I spotted the TrustoCorp logo (the T inside the “wings”) and then this on the back…
I was particularly excited to see this piece of street art because the whole blogittersphere was abuzz last week with the sightings of possibly Banksy pieces in San Fran, and I was feeling a little left out…
Folks aren’t sure if these are the real deal (they look pretty authentic to me) or the work of a copycat artist, but either way, it’s certainly great P.R. for the recent release of the new street art documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. The film had a sneak preview showing in S.F. on the 15th, and is now playing Bay-wide at a few select locations…
Exit Through the Gift Shop Showtimes
In any case, I think Mr. Banksy and the folks from TrustoCorp should make their way over to Oaktown! C’mon y’all, show us what you got…
Very cool. I think the “Caution – God thinks you are stupid” sign is my favorite. Aparently there are a bunch of these bolted up in Miami but I have never seen one in person. Nice find!
Yay! Good find.
Here’s a link to some more TrustoCorp goodness for you fans…
Hey Oaktown Art,
Thanks so much for the great article on the TrustoCorp sign in Berkeley. Here’s a link to the rest of the TrustoCorp signs that were placed up in the East Bay, a couple of which were in Oakland.
Obviously, I have nothing to do with these signs, just enjoy taking pictures of street art : )
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