Burn Baby Burn
Burnt a.k.a. Gotta catch ’em all! is a colorful distraction from the frustrating political status quo in Romania. Frantically searching for change, digging deep inside empty pockets, the hopeless citizen can now reach for his pack of Burnt matchboxes and alleviate the turmoil generated by years of corruption and chaotic management. The matchbox collection currently features 60 packs, however their number is steadily increasing in direct proportion with the so called achievements of the political class. Two international names have been recently featured, alongside three heavy weights from the religious arena (this holy trinity of sorts is neatly packed in golden matchboxes) . The boxes are screen-printed using a special paint which enables the consumer to light up by drawing the match across the political figure’s face.
Primitiv Print is a screen-printing workshop that dabbles in photography and creative sprees of multiple shapes and sizes. It thrives at the border delineating the absurd from necessity, within the confines of Moxa 20 (Bucharest), and boasts an experience of over five years in the alternative press medium.
Thanks to Mirko Ilic for his matchless foresight.