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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… the proliferation of superhero movies in recent years has spawned all sorts of superhero art (here and here and here), which we are generally fond of. If art is a barometer for cultural consciousness, then fantasy and escapism seem to be at the forefront of people’s thoughts lately. Dubai-based fashion and portrait photographer Martin Beck, however, looks at these extraordinary characters and personas as rather ordinary, beyond their colorful costumes. Beck’s series, We Can Be Heroes, is a collection of superbly gritty portraits of regular people with regular struggles, who might not otherwise be viewed as heroes. Beck, in his own words: “When we think of superheroes, we think of perfect bodies and beautiful faces., achieving unbelievable feats. There are people we idealize as characters that can do no wrong and only seem to exist in our daydreams. This project tries to humanize superheroes. Despite our flaws and failures, each of us, in our own way, can be heroes to our family, our friends, our colleagues and we all have the potential to help others. My Heroes are regular people not restricted by race, religion or beliefs. They live among us, they surround us, they are everywhere. Everyone is a superhero.”

Via martinbeckphotography.com

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Yes, we have a certain fondness for superheroes, as well as polygonal art (here and here). Once again, an illustrator/designer has merged the two into some impressive works. This time it’s French artist Simon Delart, otherwise known as s2lart. His series of Justice League heroes is made up entirely of triangles, which is pretty impressive given the results.

Via Behance

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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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Barcelona-based design studio Forma and Co. recently completed a fantastic project entitled “Re-Vision”, which is “an exercise in style and synthesis of different cultural icons.” These sophisticated illustrated portraits, in the form of postcards, are super minimalist, but immediately recognizable. And the colors are stunning! Wish they were for sale….

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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