Orticanoodles, the pseudonym for two Italian artists, Wally and Alita, recently released a series of portraits which are printed upon stencils with embedded lettered messages. These “stencil upon stencil” pieces feature well-known celebrities, political leaders, and artists combined with intricate stencil techniques. Explaining their work, Orticanoodles say, “All of them are shelled and brutalized…so they loose their superficial side, their public image, making them empty skulls. Sometimes this process is done as a form of social criticism and sometimes, simply, to mythicize Death.”
The Italian duo began their collaboration with handmade posters, then branched into street art, and now take part in major urban guerrilla campaigns. Read more about them in: Orticanoodles and the stencil.