The old American Frontier combined with today’s Internet slang

It’s probably a good thing the Internet wasn’t around during the American Frontier days. And it’s probably a good thing Internet slang dies out (it does, right?), because Shawn Huckins has made these paintings look too funny. The American __tier is a statement on both society today and 19th century America, with large white letters painted onto some serious-looking portraits and scenes.

Huckins says of his work, “With the recent additions of pop culture slang words, such as ‘twerk’ and ‘selfie,’ to the Oxford Dictionary, was this the vision our early ancestors and frontier explorers had in mind as we continue the ‘conquest?'” You decide!

Via The Huffington Post


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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.