Saturday, October 27, 2007

Josh Agle a.k.a "Shag"

O.k., those of you who are into the kustom kulture scene may have heard of this guy. If not, at least you may have seen some of his work. Josh Agle (a.k.a. Shag) is famous for his tiki lounge/lowbrow artwork.


His art has even been used by several magazines and musical artists including Brian Setzer as CD cover art. Shag's paintings usually depict a VERY colorful late 50's early 60's scene. Typically, they might include tiki bars, ski lodges, and/or cocktail lounges. His art brings to mind the likes of secret agents and beatniks. Shag uses lots of purples, blues, greens, reds and oranges in his work.
You can find examples of his work by googling Josh Agle or Shag. I've included a few here. I recently found a copy of one of his pieces that includes modern advertising...ie McDonald's, Coca-cola, and Subway. (see below) I think his stuff has a certain "coolness" about it. What do you think?
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