Anonymous graffiti and digital artist ‘Microsoft’ has said he no longer plans to work through the medium of satirical street art and Ctrl + V. Know for his subversive epigrams of post-Stalinist Russia, ‘Microsoft’ developed a distinct stencilling technique involving just four thicknesses of brush and a ‘truck-load of clip art’.
Unlike his contemporaries, ‘Microsoft’ refused to conform with pen and paper; instead just using a mouse: ‘…and not a fancy USB mouse, Comrades, a mechanical mouse – with a PS/2 port. That’s right, a 6-pin mini-DIN connector! Da, I said it.’
‘Microsoft’ is credited with bringing about the collapse of the Soviet Union by social commentary and using a rather naff looking lighting bolt. A versatile artist, Microsoft made use of a myriad of shapes from a four pointed star, to a five pointed star, to the even more exotic – six pointed star.
At times idiosyncratic, ‘Microsoft’ famously told Andy Warhol that to rotate any less than 90° was a bourgeois trap. Said one art critic: ‘Microsoft Paint was an original, he saw no boundaries – provided he selected ‘no outline’ first.’