NYC-based Internet artist/digital creative Tom Galle has recently started a new project which we are pretty confident it is going to catch on with the Internet. Entitled “Corp Gear,” this new project is a collection of weapons fashioned out of corporate logos. As you can see from the images, Galle has done a brilliant job in turning iconic corporate logos that we are familiar with into weapons. The collection, which only started earlier this month, so far saw Galle turning Nike very recognizable Swoosh logo into a blade (‘Nike Knife’), McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches into a brass knuckleduster (‘McDonalds Brass Knuckles’), Facebook’s blue ‘F’ branding into a crowbar (‘Facebook Crowbar’), and Mercedes-Benz’s pointed star into Shuriken, AKA ninja star (‘Mercedes Ninja Star’).
Tom Galle did not offer any details on what inspired him to turn corporate logos into weapons. Ok, perhaps, there it is not necessary to have an inspiration or any reason for every artworks. Personally, though, I can’t help but to think it has a subtle reference of corporate oppression, and/or how corporations have been sponging over consumers with overpriced goods that are unhealthy/cheaply made. But those are just personal opinions conjured up by the silly conspiracy theorist mind of mine. So, don’t mind me. Anywho, just take a look at Tom’s work and appreciate the awesomeness that comes with each piece of his work of art. You can keep abreast with Tom’s work by following his Instagram page. Scroll down to steal a few more looks, courtesy of Tom Galle.
Images: Tom Galle.
via Baller Status.