it all looks too much like ames/kleinsmith/andrio alberi/etc. etc. to just pop up in ny this way. it feels like a junior art director just out of school working at an agency trying to look hip and crazy, so they copped the style they liked on this site.
there's no tradition of this kind of work in nyc to pop up so fully realized like this. besides, sting would work with big licensing and agencies anyway. he's into money in too big a way to allow some unkown artists to just cash in on his name like this.
i seriously doubt ames would do this stuff under psuedonym. i can't see those guys doing that.
there's something about these sting posters that bothers me. they are too 'out of nowhere' and too accomplished and perfect and "alternative" to just pop up like this. i get the impression that these were done by a big-time studio or ad agency to look like cool hip gigposters (beacuse that ol' sting is so 'cool' and 'hip' - gag!)
i dunno, maybe i'm wrong, but these have a slightly bogus feel to them. inauthentic somehow.
anybody have any background on this artist or any info about these posters?