Friends Kash Kashmeri and Jolanta Hickey both own prints of this Andrew Horne painting, which quotes Marshall McLuhan.
Words and typography are important in paintings by Andrew Horne. He asked me the other day if I knew the work of Wayne White, a multi-talent who won Emmys for his Pee-wee Herman kids’ show sets.
Turns out I have noticed Wayne White pictures. They are bright, irreverent, finely crafted and often funny.
Lots of Vague Ideas by Wayne White
I particularly enjoy the vintage store makeovers, with their skilfully rendered lettering worked into the scenery.
Hotties 24-7 by Wayne White
The Wayne White website displays Word Paintings 2 without the thrift store backgrounds, often repeating phrases depicted in the earlier ones. They are definitely worth a look, too.
The careers of Horne and White have much in common, beyond their love of words in pictures. Both men have worked as art directors, illustrators, animators and puppeteers, as well as painters. Maybe one day, Andrew will ride his motorcycle into the States, to compare notes. Better yet, Wayne could pop up to the Flying Pony for a coffee.