Mert is a 26-year-old multi-disciplinary art director & user interface designer from Istanbul. He has big passion about creating useful and beautiful stuff while learning new things and improving his skills. He collaborate with clients to determine user needs, requirements and goals for designing positive user experiences and interfaces for both web and mobile applications/sites. After all, users are your biggest stakeholders.
For his latest project titled “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?”, French street artist Etienne Lavie imagines what the streets of Paris would look like if all the ads plastered on posters and billboards were replaced by great works of art. Sneaking around the city, Lavie has been covering advertising billboards with classic French artworks, reclaiming some of the public spaces that have been so mercilessly invaded by advertising. The project challenges the destructive impacts of the advertising industry, getting people to slow down in the midst of their daily routines and simply enjoy the beauty of art.