If you’ve seen a mural by Brooklyn graffiti artist Vers, you’ll never forget it. Not only is his style easily recognizable, it also towers above most works being done on the streets today.

Tagging mostly his own nom de plume, Vers bends and twists the fonts into cyberpunk shapes that evoke  the futurism of transportation and recall, at times, the mangled, vivid sculptures of mid-’50s expressionist John Chamberlain.

The occasional figurative element placed in the margins of Vers’ mural work, however (robots, street-urchins, monsters), brings the hard-edged style into the present dystopia, where being connected also means being spied on, and where freedom is found nowhere near the establishment. (Brian Chidester)