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Nathaniel Russell's Dog Isn't Really Missing

Nathaniel Russell creates funny and sad flyers you might make for the yard sale you had in 1994. Only his advertisements are a little more clever and poignant than those.

by Christian Storm
Dec 27 2012, 5:48pm

Way back in September I was wandering around the massive New York Art Book Festival at PS1 when I discovered a little zine by Nathaniel Russell featuring handwritten and xeroxed flyers, the kind you would make for a yard sale you were having in 1994. These fake advertisements for a "calm down party" and a "talking partner for hire" have the same clever and sad tone as David Shrigley's work. Nat also makes really beautiful drawings and other art, but I immediately fell in love with the flyers (though I of course forgot to write down his name and spent a while searching for him online). Check out some of his favorites above and make sure to pick up a copy of his book, Public Notice, to see the rest. Maybe you should even put them up around your neighborhood and see what happens.