They are us

In addition to his paintings and fantastic colorful street pieces, Maser designs amazing graffiti. He took his inspiration for the typefaces and colors from the hand-painted signs and adverts seen around the city of Dublin between the 1930s and 1960s.

“They are us” is a project created by Maser, in which he designs a series of positive messages being placed around the city. His work is directly inspired by his passion for his hometown: “Dublin is a central theme in my work. I spent some time traveling and painting when I was younger. The more I travelled, the more I realised how great this city is. I loved it more from being away.”

This theme of hope led to a connection with musician Damian Dempsey. “With my work, I want to portray a positive message, but still address what I encountered on the street. And that is what Damien Dempsey does with his music. I think my work is reflective of what’s in Damien’s music. He’s a local hero to me. His words have weight behind them, people listen to them. And I thought it would be interesting to intertwine what we were doing.”

For the “They are us” series, he kept same old-fashioned style as the old adverts. Superb results !!

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Have a look on his website, click here!

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