Futur Lasor Now

Although he does murals and a bit of graffiti and wheatpasting, Futur Lasor Now is mostly known for his stickers. He may very well be the most prolific artist in Montreal for that medium. Almost every week new ones or new variations on older ones pop up here and there. Unlike most street artists who use stickers as a promotional tool or some form of extension to their painted work, it feels like the opposite for Futur Lasor Now, as he recreates on walls (and sometimes on canvas) characters and imagery that have evolved and become familiar to us through his stickers.

Not only is Futur Lasor Now prolific, but he is also the artist with the biggest diversity of characters and ideas in his work. Most other artists whose art is more often seen on stickers than on walls have one character which they develop into hundreds of variations in colour and context. Futur Lasor Now has dozens of these characters recurring in many different settings.

Finally, as if quantity and diversity wasn’t enough, the world of Futur Lasor Now is a fun, often funny one. Sticker art may not be the grandest of art forms, but it can be very entertaining and in Montreal Futur Lasor Now is, in my opinion, the master of slap-stick.

For much more great work than what I managed to catch on camera myself, see Futur Lasor Now’s blog as well as his Instagram and Facebook pages.

Bien qu’il soit l’auteur de murales et de quelques graffitis et collages, Futur Lasor Now est plutôt connu pour ses stickers. Il est très probablement l’artiste montréalais le plus prolifique dans ce domaine. A chaque semaine de nouvelles créations ou de nouvelles variations sur des anciennes idées peuvent être découvertes dans nos rues et ruelles. La plupart des artistes street utilisent le medium des autocollants comme outil promotionnel ou comme extension de leur art mural, mais chez Futur Lasor Now, ça semble être le contraire. On retrouve dans son art mural (et parfois sur canevas) des personnages ou des thèmes qui ont d’abord été developpés sur ses stickers.

L’oeuvre sur autocollants de Futur Lasor Now se démarque non seulement par son abondance, mais aussi par la diversité des personnages qui y figurent et des variations dans lesquelles on les retrouve. La plupart des artistes dont l’art est plus souvent vu sur des stickers que sur des murs n’ont qu’un seul personnage décliné en des centaines de variations en couleur et contexte. Futur Lasor Now quant à lui a plusieurs douzaines de ces personnages fétiches qu’on a le plaisir de retrouver en différentes situations.

Enfin, comme si la quantité et la diversité n’étaient pas suffisantes, il faut souligner que le monde de Futur Lasor Now est aussi des plus colorés et rigolos. Le sticker n’est peut-être pas la plus grande des formes d’art, mais il peut être des plus divertissants et, selon moi, à Montréal Futur Lasor Now en est le maître.

Pour en voir beaucoup que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, jetez un coup d’oeil au blogue de Futur Lasor Now ainsi qu’à ses pages Instagram et Facebook.


Stickers and wheatpastes

Stickers and wheatpastes are collected here in the same section because, between Futur Lasor Now’s oversized stickers and smaller paste-ups, the line between the two media is blurred. It makes more sense to sort all this work by theme rather than by medium.

Les autocollants et affiches se trouvent ici dans la même section parce qu’avec Futur Lasor Now, la ligne entre les deux peut-être parfois floue. Il s’avère plus intéressant de trier ces oeuvres de plus petite dimension par thème plutôt que par medium.


Lasorbirds

Sticker.

Poster version of the above.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Sticker variation on the above.

Alternate version of the above.

Small paste-up.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Small paste-up.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

Paste-up found in at least two different sizes.

Small paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Larger paste-up version of the above.

Later variation incorporating material from the stickers above and below in this list.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Larger paste-up version of the above.

Sticker.

Paste-up (right) with sticker by Turtle Caps (left)

Paste-up combo.

Small paste-up

Poster. See sticker versions below.

Sticker version of the above poster.

Sticker variation of the above sticker and poster.

Sticker.

Sticker variation on the above.

Paste-up version of the above stickers.

Wheatpaste.

Smaller paste-up version of the above.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker variation on the above.

Another sticker variation on the above.

Another sticker variation on the above.

Wheatpaste.

Smaller paste-up version of the above.

Poster version of the above design.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above design.

Lasorbirds with Turtle Caps in Chinatown

Poster.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above.

Wheatpaste. A sticker version is found below and a 2016 variation on the above design can be found in the ‘other’ section below.

Sticker. A wheatpaste variation is found above and a 2016 variation on the above design can be found in the ‘other’ section below.

A later variation on the above.

Wheatpaste version on the above.

Spoof mini-poster of the Beatles’s Abbey Road album.

Sticker variation of the above.

Sticker variation of the above.

Cartoon-ized variation of the above.

Blueprint-style wheatpaste variation on the above theme.

Another Beatles spoof in poster form.

Sticker version of the above.

One more sticker on a Beatles theme.

Wheatpaste.

Sticker variation of the above.

Sticker variation of the above.

Wheatpaste found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Large paste-up.

Sticker version of the above.

Wheatpaste.

Paste-up.

Tiny paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Paste-up.

Tall wheatpaste from alley between St-Laurent and Clark (artist on the left is unidentified).

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Pasted poster (also featuring Turtle Caps).

Sticker version of the above poster featuring Turtle Caps.

Sticker.

Poster.

Wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Turtle Caps (right) paste-ups.

Wheatpaste.

Paste-up.

Hand drawn version of the above.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker spoofing the St-Hubert restaurants logo.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Large paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Stickers.

Paste-up.

Stickers.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Sticker variation.

Sticker.

Sticker

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker (sorry I only encountered it sprayed like this…)

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn sticker.

Paste-up; also features Fred Caron top left and Citizan bottom right.


Rest of the zoo

Wheatpaste.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste; also visible on the right is a wheatpaste by Swarm.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker (what’s left of…)

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up


Patch

This is a tribute by Futur Lasor Now to his dog Patch.

Un hommage par Futur Lasor Now à son chien Patch.

Patch wheatpaste between two Turtle Caps.

Dog Patch wheatpaste by Futur Lasor Now and two by WhatIsAdam.

Sticker version of the above.

Another sticker version of the above.

Transparent sticker version of the above.

Sticker variation.

Sticker variation.

A 2016 variation.


People with lasors

Wheatpaste.

Sticker variation of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above.

Another sticker variation of the above.

A different sticker on the Lasor Celine theme.

Poster.

Smaller, earlier poster.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Two versions of a poster side by side on a door. Each design also found as a sticker, see below.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Poster.

Poster.

Poster.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste. Also features Turtle Caps at the bottom.

Sticker version of the above.

Sticker.

Stencil (?) on sticker montage. Slight variations have also been found.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above design.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker variation.

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of one of the sticker above. Also visible on the right is a wheatpaste by Swarm.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up

Paste-up. Also visible is ROC514 on the left and Satan Is Real on the right.


More people

Large paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Stencil(?) on sticker montage.

Stencil(?) on sticker montage.

Stencil(?) on sticker montage.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Variation on the above sticker.

Poster version of the above (left one of course).

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Posters.

Sticker.

Sticker variation.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Small sticker.

Small sticker.

Small sticker.

Small paste-up.


Obama and the Illuminati

Poster. Also visible are a Pnda paste-up in the top left corner and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art at the bottom.

Sticker version of the above wheatpaste.

Later variation on the above sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Vinyl sticker.

Vinyl sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Hand drawn sticker.

Hand drawn sticker.


Election/political-related

Paste-up on electoral billboard.

Paste-up on electoral billboard.

Robo-Harper paste-up on electoral billboard; photo © Futur Lasor Now.

Sticker-sized version of the above.

Robo-Harper sticker.

Robo-Harper sticker.

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau sticker.

This Bernie Sanders sticker was adapted from one of the pieces featured in Futur Lasor Now’s Futur Politics Now expo at the Fresh Paint Gallery during March 2016.

Another sticker from the latter series, this one depicting Hillary Clinton.

Another political sticker from the American campaign.

Wheatpaste evolved variation of the above.

Sticker version of the above.


Futur Lasor Now, ‘cereal’ offender

Poster.

Sticker version of the above.

Sticker.

Slighty larger variation of the above.

Out of the box version of the above.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sticker version of the above.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker. Wheatpaste version also exists.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.


Other

Sticker.

This is actually cut vinyl, nice how it blends with the tags around it.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Futur Lasor Now (speech bubble sticker) with Graffiti Knight (top right), National Zombi (green creature on right) and ROC514 (bird on the left).

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker mocking the Tim Horton’s logo.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker. More variation on this Grand Theft Auto design are found higher up in this gallery.

Futur metro station.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.


Various

Various wheatpastes on the boarded up Club Sandwich for the 2016 edition of the MTL En Arts festival. All the designs seen here are found in the gallery above as stickers and wheatpastes.


Murals and other painted pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Labrona (left), Futur Lasor Now (middle) and Andy Dass (top right) for a 2017 memorial jam for Akira.

Another one at the same spot as above.

Contribution to the 2016 International Percussion Festival.

Back of information board for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Part of a huge multi-artist jam in the Plateau.

Quick ones at the same spot as above.

Group piece featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall). In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mural or the 2014 edition of Decolonizing Street Art in Little Italy.

Futur Lasor Now (left), FEone (centre) and Turtle Caps (right) under expressway.

Side wall of a Plateau café. Futur Lasor Now’s lasorbirds are on a huge Turtle Caps.

Back wall of the above café.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

Contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival (with Mono Sourcil on the left).

Unofficial contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Griffintown.

Contribution to the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Waxhead (in blue) and Futur Lasor Now (top left) on Montreal Plateau rooftop.

Futur Lasor Now (top centre) and Sam Kaston in alley off St-Laurent.


Drawings, tags, etc.

Quick one in Mile End.

Quick one in Mile End.

With Waxhead (top left) and Turtle Caps (bottom).

With tags by Fleo and others in between.

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