Best Of 2022

Best Irreverent Street Art

Mononymous and anonymous Cincinnati street artist Technique2012 specializes in blending humor, pop culture and social commentary in their singular creations. Pasted throughout the city, spotting one of Technique2012’s pieces offers a moment of irreverent joy, as the best street art does — an unexpected, welcome and often thought-provoking interruption in the day-to-day. For example, there’s “Remote Worker,” an artistic rendering of Milton from Office Space wheatpasted to the side of Staples downtown. Or Jim Carrey from The Mask enjoying a flaming-hot bag of Grippo’s barbecue chips in “Smokin’!” in Hyde Park. Or the now-buffed-over image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker on an episode of Dancing with the Stars walking up the stairs next to the Mockbee in the Brighton.