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Common Folk Presents…

Common Folk Collective is very excited to present “The Not Yet- Our Disastrous Future” Art Show, a collaboration between visual artists and their interpretation of a literary passage from Moira Crone’s new novel The Not Yet set in a future New Orleans. As one of the many artists, thos One says “I was initially really intimidated by the idea of somehow finding a way to do visual justice to the futuristic, ethereal, dystopia of Crone’s prose. But then it just kind of crept into my subconscious and gave my piece its aesthetic punch. I totally got into.” A collaborative art show like this between an author and international artists (Brazil, Poland, UK, Spain, Germany, U.S.) who’d previously been unknown to one another can be daunting and risky but also offers a reward in equal. And the gamble paid off. There’s something so positively electric and inspiring about seeing such diverse interpretations that diverge yet continue the common thread throughout.

And if the quality and talent of the art wasn’t as impressive as it is, it’d almost take second seat but thankfully idea and execution here meld together harmoniously, feeding into one another as opposed to fighting against. The pieces all add such dynamic strength to the project as a whole.

Please contact the artists about purchasing their art (or for illustration work) and definitely be sure to check out The Not Yet and come back to Common Folk Collective often for more schooling and debauchery. Cheers!

Full gallery • Inspiration (passages from the novel)


thos One (US) Flickr page.

Rafael Cerveglier (Brazil) Flickr page

Paul Smith (UK) Flickr page

Renato Wilmers de Moraes (Brazil) Flickr page

Jaime Huxtable (UK) Flickr page

William Keckler (US) Flickr page

Faith Goble (US) Flickr page

Samuel Rodrigues (Brazil) Flickr page

Franz Falckenhaus (Poland) Flickr page

Rainer Jentsch (Germany) Flickr page

Peter Clementi Flickr page

Cecilia Sánchez (Spain) Flickr page

Chris Boyce (UK) Flickr page



thos One

final the not yet2

thos aka thosalumpagus aka totally thomas aka “fill in the blank.” Help me reach my goal of finding a new place to call home by my birthday (+/- a couple weeks), May 24. I am intrigued by Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Berlin, anywhere in Asia, exotic Baltimore, or any other places you might suggest. Who wants me to be their new neighbor?!?
I also happen to be into graffiti, photography, illustration, all things hip hop, and creativity in general. And I’m part of the Common Folk Collective. My Flickr page. Boooom.

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Full gallery • Inspiration

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