Spanish artist Escif recently did a whole series of new street murals titled Fast Food Is Not a Crime on the streets of his hometown, Valencia. Known for his simple imagery, and use of colors that blend with the surroundings, these 4 pieces show the most recognizable fast food meals out there – hamburgers, hot-dogs, fries and pizza. The images are shown along with a simple line of text which is another trademark of his. Coming from a country with a rich culinary history, these images are probably the artist’s commentary on the mass popularity of these globally accepted foods and the lifestyle that goes along with it. Always focused on pointing out the influence of globalization, capitalism and/or consumerism, by creating these murals Escif managed to present these familiar images as icons of today’s world.
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