French urban artist Thom Thom aka Hephaestus or Thomas Louis Jacques Schmitt works only on billboards: cuts, slashs, slices, and re-sticks to reconstruct the advertising message to distinguish it and upgrade it into street art. The consumerist publicity is first violently mutilated and then metamorphosed into committed artwork.
Armed with only a razor blade and a big imagination Parisian artist Thomas Louis Jacques Schmitt AKA Thom Thom slices, cuts, and excavates public billboards and ads to create wonderous works that resemble tile mosaics. As Thom Thom cuts away a the layers of ads new messages, images, and faces appear showing us what was there all along but we could not see. (via)