So this one—spotted recently on a SoHo wall—started a debate here at DML HQ.
One group—let’s call them the pop culture cognoscenti—saw this as a brilliant mash-up, a cross-textural blending of two iconic ’80s films (Jeff Goldbloom’s “The Fly” and Michael J. Fox’s “Back To The Future”) with cutting-edge 21st century street art.
Another group, the more cynical members of our team, said that this is part of a viral ad campaign for retro sneakers—another example of corporate interests co-opting an underground phenomenon.
And a third group—mainly the copy writers (nerds)—enjoyed it as a clever pun: “Get it? Marty McFly—and he’s an actual fly!” That’s what we love about New York City: even the walls are conversation starters.
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