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It is said that art is often an honest reflection of societal issues at large. History shows that for centuries art has been a sort of barometer, documenting larger issues through the lens of the artist. This certainly holds true for the work of Italian artist Alessandro Rabatti. His series Facebank serves as commentary for the very uncertain financial state of the world today, with a humorous bent, of course. Rabatti alters iconic faces on currency (related posts here and here and here) from around the world, “disguising” them as fictional superheroes. Despite the seemingly fun nature of these pieces, Rabatti’s intent and message is likely much deeper. For one, by altering the faces of these historical figures to look like familiar comic book characters with a rich (albeit fictional) history of their own, Rabatti remarks on their economic and political status, looking to them as possible “saviors” of the global economic crisis. There is an implied trust in these figures, both real and fictional, so the dialogue Rabatti initiates with this series could really go on and on. Oh, and these works are just plain cool looking. From conception to execution, we’d say Rabatti has creative super powers of his own.

Via alessandrorabatti.com

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Croatian-born, Melbourne, Australia-Based designer Josip Kelava is wildly talented. He has a very specific aesthetic style that really resonates with us. Kelava’s sense of typography is phenomenal, and paired with his excellent illustration skills, this series of superheroes and villains really shines. The way the illustrations interact with the type adds some great dimension.

Via josipkelava.com

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This is some superhero art like we’ve never seen. Macedonia-based designer/illustrator/artist Marko Manev’s black and white depictions of select superheros really capture something special. While we’ve all seen appropriately colorful superhero portrayals, this series explores a darker side, and with phenomenal results. We really love his style, which is a refreshing departure from typical fan art. Iconic scenes in this stirring series feature Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, Superman, Dr. Manhattan, and Wolverine. If you’re interested in purchasing prints, Manev seems to be selling limited edition prints every so often (they sell out quick!).

Via markomanev.com and Facebook

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It’s clear that we love superhero art (and, um, eggs, it should be noted), and there’s a lot of it out there. So when we came across this unique take (also see Helvetica Heroes and Superbugs) by Italian artist Simone Zulli, we had to share.

Via Tumblr

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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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Since reading about Texas-based Mondo in the New York Times late last year, we’ve been really taken with their work. This offshoot of theater chain Alamo Drafthouse commissions artists to design alternate versions of movie posters. Quite fittingly, they recently released a series of posters tied into and coinciding with Marvel’s blockbuster The Avengers. They are all brilliant, particularly the glow in the dark edition of Thor.

Via mondoarchive.com

UK freelance illustrator and animator Liam Brazier creates these remarkable vectors, largely depicting superheroes and other sci-fi characters. The bold colors and sharp angles really bring these to life. Almost reminiscent of origami. Super cool!

Via liambrazier.com

 

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