Ironic Hand Lettered Series Of Illustrations About Our Contemporary Lifestyle
I’m Polish illustrator and graphic designer, who likes to play with letters, their forms and functions. Because of my work (well, and let’s be honest – also beyond) I often spend hours staring at the monitor (large or smaller). When I look at some people I love, my friends, many people on the streets with their phones, I can see the same thing… I swapped good, old mobile phone for a smartphone quite late and suddenly I felt, how often we “switch” from one device to another, almost constantly staying in touch with new technologies. What is the conclusion? What is the reality we build this way? How does this affect us in our daily life and how we can feel it?
Those observations of our daily relations with new technologies and social media provoked me to create my new series of illustrations, which are colorful and eye-catching but, at the same time, ironic and also thought-provoking. They were not made to criticize the new technology itself, but rather more to provoke to look for some necessary distance and balance in using of our resources and inventions. They were also created for the love of hand lettering and illustration – part of the work I created in one weekend when I just could not stop drawing.
Works refer to modern consumption and digital era, but so far they are fully hand made, hand drawn and hand cutted. I used neon markers, wrapping papers, vibrant colors & gold paint to emphasize the character of our contemporary surroundings, full of tempting pics, nice packages (hey there, and what’s inside?) and blinking elements. First part of this set was created on oval cane plates which refer to the consumerism but also became a kind of decorative frames.
This fresh series is still continued and published on my Instagram account, @magicsuitcase_illustration and, as I wrote in one of my Insta posts: „Well, yeah, and I’m using my phone to share it, you’re using yours to see it – nice paradox, isn’t it?”
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