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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Baron Von Fancy

Nominated in Art

About Baron Von Fancy

Baron Von Fancy’s (né Gordon Stevenson) Instagram earned him a career in an unusual way—he called out a gallery for selling bootlegs of one of his instagrams and was offered a show. His signature typographic art, which features slightly off-kilter phrases he often overheard on the NYC subway, has nabbed him collaborations with Juicy Couture, Urban Outfitters, and The Reformation. His typography is simple and gleeful, with primarily big, bold (sometimes rude) statements—his most popular design reads, “Mercury was in fucking retrograde." His 79k Instagram followers look for his mix of new designs (in meme form) and stills from iconic cartoons.

Baron Von Fancy's best work on social