Wurstbande translates as “sausage gang” as I’ve just learned (thank you Google Translate) but it’s also the name of a Berlin-based illustration and art duo, who alternatively call themselves Lynn and Dennis. The pair has a taste for enormous murals, strange, sleazy looking animals and bright colours – so really, they have nothing to do with meaty snacks – and they’re our new favourite discovery.
Earlier this year Wurstbande year held an exhibition at Tokyo’s Anagra Gallery, entitled Dogs and Weird Things where they showed a collection of cool, wacky paintings depicting exactly that; hostile, bumpy and cheery-looking dogs, old men with lollipops, bananas, giant interlocking bricks… All kinds of strangeness. There’s something nice about seeing this kind of work, which is so often limited to vector illustrations, with that grainy DIY texture that only paint betrays. Fortunately for us the sausage duo is as happy using paper as they are on sprawling walls.