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Brief Published: 7 Jul 2011

Billboard Cut-Outs Borrow Colour from Old Ads


French guerrilla artist Thomas Louis Jacques Schmitt’s latest installations adapt existing billboard advertisements by cutting through them to reveal the colours of previous adverts.

Manipulating the layering of adverts by revealing those that are hidden underneath the latest image, Schmitt’s technique results in surreal, colourful  compositions that happen purely by chance.

Several samples of Schmitt’s work can be viewed via his Flickr profile.

Thomas Louis Jacques Schmitt