In anticipation of the upcoming Toronto Art Book Fair (June 15-18), we’re previewing some exciting artists to look out for! Here’s one to get you started.
Killer Acid, a.k.a. Rob Corradetti, is a person/publishing imprint based in New York City whose self-described style is a “blend of head shop and punk rock.” Specializing in screen prints, tees, comics, and “psychedelic ephemera,” Corradetti’s work has been linked with a variety of bands, including Thee Oh Sees, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Demarco, Alvvays, and The Black Lips.
Corradetti has been producing his bright and irreverent art under the Killer Acid imprint since 2009, and features everything from technicolour skull prints to Cheshire 4:20 cats. He combines the somewhat grotesque nature of his subjects with an undeniably cool and beautiful vibe, creating a postmodern pastiche of all things pop and pot. Presenting counterculture with a paradoxically chill and vibrant aesthetic, Killer Acid’s work stimulates the stoned brain. Corradetti’s illustrations can be found on Buzzfeed, ETSY, VICE, and Valley Cruise—among many others—and was most recently seen at Paint It Forward in Tampa Bay.
Killer Acid will be featured at the Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) June 15th – 18th 2017, Artscape Youngplace. TOABF is “dedicated to increasing the visibility, dissemination, appreciation, and understanding of the artists’ book and its contemporary manifestations within the visual arts field in Toronto and Abroad.”
For more on Killer Acid, check out his official site here: http://killeracid.com/
More on the Toronto Art Book Fair here: https://www.torontoartbookfair.com/