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Pop art is alive and well. Having materialized in the 1950s as an alternative to the traditions of fine art, the movement draws from popular culture and often relies on irony. As we’ve noted before, our highly connected, celebrity-obsessed culture is a breeding ground for such art, so it’s no surprise that it seems to be a particularly thriving art scene these days. And many artist have emerged as household names through the years, such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. Though not quite that prominent (yet), Brazilian artist and designer known as Butcher Billy has a tremendous body of work that pushes pop art forward, while also paying tribute to the past. Butcher Billy is “known for his illustrations based on the contemporary pop art movement. His work has a strong vintage comic book and street art influence while also making use of pop cultural references in music, cinema, art, literature, games, history and politics.” This is just a small sample of his extensive, diverse portfolio. If you didn’t know Butcher Billy’s work, now you do. Killin’ it, indeed.

Via Behance and curioos.com

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Superheroes are often revered not only for their remarkable abilities, but also their superior body types and physiques. Chicago-based artist/illustrator Alex Solis turns that perception on its head in this fantastically funny series (which has actually expanded beyond superheroes to feature #famouschunkies). We love how Solis captures the essence of each character, so they are instantly recognizable, but super-sizes their bodies in a strangely endearing way. Some might say that this vision is a more cerebral endeavor… social commentary on American culture and our obesity epidemic. But somehow, we think Solis is using his own super talents to invoke a little laughter into our day. Mission accomplished! We can’t wait to see more.

Via Instagram

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It’s no secret that we are fans of superhero art, as well as polygonal illustration (as evidenced here and here and here). So when we stumbled upon this gem of a series, we just had to share. French-Canadian designer/illustrator Eric Dufresne perfectly marries geometric forms with with the likenesses of some of the most beloved DC Comics characters (his work is very reminiscent of the über-talented Charis Tsevis). These intricate grid systems cannot be easy to pull off, so hats off to Dufresne for a job well done.

Via Behance

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This probably doesn’t have mass appeal, but for those superhero buffs out there, you will instantly recognize what Mexican-born, New York-based producer/designer/photographer Carlos Naude is up to with this simplistic series.

Via Tumblr and carlosnaude.com

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