Portrait of a Wrench
Pop Art is predicated on making the commonplace uncommon, taking what is hiding in plain sight and shinning an appreciative spotlight on it. This poster predates the Pop Art movement (made up of former commercial artists), yet it embodies all the characteristics of Pop Art in this heroic depiction: The wrench is king.
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About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.