The Meaning Behind Painted Letter Saws

(Sub)Prime Cuts (painted saws) by Vault49

NY studio Vault49 painted words like “Austerity,” “Tax,” “Gain,” and more to illustrate the current economical crisis. “Budgets are being butchered all around the world, and even worse it’s been done in such bad taste. These finely crafted financial tools should trim the fat nicely. Sink your teeth into these viciously hand-crafted beauties,” states a team member from Vault49.

Letters Pain on saw Painting a Saw Painted letters on a saw
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Adriana de Barros

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