Ever wondered what really goes on after dark when most people are tucked up in bed dreaming peacefully? The Best Part has some prints that show you exactly that. In single pieces of art The Best Part have combined two layers of phosphorescent inks to show a peaceful daytime scene and a glow in the dark scene of zombies, crime and general seediness.
New York in the daytime shows a bookstore, a mother walking with a pram in the park, subway trains and what looks like the freak show and ferris wheel at Coney Island.
But when you turn out the lights you see Batman scaling a skyscraper, a mother being held-up at gunpoint, an adult bookstore, graffiti covering the subway, a gun sinking into the water at Coney Island, and a police officer shooting at zombies.
In contrast to San Francisco’s calm daytime scene, glowing in the dark are search helicopters, massage parlour, pirates, people lurking under the Golden Gate Bridge and what the seagull has actually eaten. I love the way the sun turns into the moon on this one.
Both prints are $50 and are limited edition, New York is a set of 75 and San Francisco is a set of 50. I’m hankering after them both but can’t wait to see the new Day & Night varieties that are apparently coming soon.