Modern Toss: London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks

Modern Toss is bringing its delightfully skewed world view to a London gallery space for the first time next week, with a two-week-long show at the Maverik Gallery in Shoreditch…

Modern Toss is bringing its delightfully skewed world view to a London gallery space for the first time next week, with a two-week-long show at the Maverik Gallery in Shoreditch…

 

Modern Toss is the brainchild of Mick Bunnage and Jon Link, who have published their brilliantly witty illustrations in a series of comics, and also as animations for two Channel 4 TV series. Recurring characters by MT include Mr Tourette, a French signwriter; Alan, who appears in a Titanic poster below; and Prince Edward, Royal Entreprenuer.

Swearing is a popular element within the Modern Toss ouevre, as can be seen in the Periodic Table of Swearing, below. The Table includes all your favourite sweary expressions, plus some unexpected entries, such as, um, ‘cock garage’.

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For the exhibition at Maverik gallery, we are promised limited edition prints, interactive art pieces and “assorted, hilarious paraphernalia from the Toss cabinet of shit-naks”, according to the advance press info. Special treats will apparently include: “a three-ton marble fly; two eggs in a cage fighting over a pin; a talking, stuffed bird moaning about sitting on a twig; and Mr Tourette’s incisive summing up of the international banking crisis.”

Detail below…

The Modern Toss London Museum of Urban Shit-Naks will be at the Maverik Gallery, 68-72 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP from June 22 until July 4. More info is at moderntoss.com.

 

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