FTW today commonly stands for “For the Win”. It is an expression of enthusiasm. “FTW” is a type of cheer, or a strange way of exclaiming “this is the best” or “this will make a big difference.
Years ago, “FTW” used to have the meaning: “fuck the world”. This was a term commonly used by social rebels, anarchists and anti-authoritarian types to express frustration with modern society.
This was my contribution to a group show curated by Carmen Billows at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery In Hackney Wick / London. Right next to the exhibition space, the stadium for the controversial 2012 Olympic Games was being built.