Last week, people in New York started noticing some rather odd products showing up on the shelves of their local stores, like “Nose Job in a Can,” “Happiness” beer, “Bankos” cereal — featuring the logos of AIG, BofA, Chase, Citi and others — and the misspelled, but very Snickers-like “Bulemia” candy bar.
Turns out these aren’t new retail offerings (yet!), but the work of some pranksters calling themselves TrustoCorp.
Reads their Flickr profile:
TrustoCorp is a New York based artist (or artists) dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire. TrustoCorp targets areas in the public domain typically reserved for messages of trust and authority and subverts them with messages of mayhem and absurdity hijacked from the visual style of our authorities.