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There are thousands of incredible artists, but not every one of them can make you think about life, society, and the future. Joey Guidone is a 33-year-old illustrator from Italy who, in his free time, loves hiking in the Alps around his town.

"I think I started creating things on paper as soon as I got a pencil in hand," the artist shared with Bored Panda. "I remember my dad used to supply me and my sister with tons of chalks. Since my family house was isolated and safe from cars, a good place where I enjoyed expressing my creative ideas was the road right out of the door."

The artist creates thought-provoking images about science, modern society, and changing times. "I like taking objects and making them 'talk' to each other in surrealistic conversations. Basically, my work is creating meaningful drawings that communicate information easily and quickly. Using objects as symbols and building visual paradoxes and metaphors is the way I like the most for doing that."

The artist was happy to share his artistic process. "I usually sketch very quickly my drawing ideas on paper, which immediately allows me to realize if it could work or not. If I think it does, then I draw a refined sketch with my pen tablet. Then, if approved by the Art Director, I bring it to final art."

And while Joey loves his work, there are some minuses in being an illustrator."In my opinion, the good and the bad about being an illustrator is that it's a lonely journey. That gives you complete freedom, which is great, but at the same time being alone can be very tough and requires a good dose of self-knowledge."

Take a look at some of his cool drawings below and let us know what you think.

More info: Instagram | joeymachine.com

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Daria B
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What story hides behind that door? This one is good on so many levels.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once again, mental health needs more awareness. Our minds are flowers and many people's are falling apart.

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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me when listening to Star Trek openings. (Voyager and Next Generation in particular)

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Although I like snakes, that´s a strong manifestation of depression

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Call My Name

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hovering over the picture with the mouse: the title = "Call My Name"

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A New Horizon

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H. von Roon
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much symbolism here, the Stars and Stripes, the rising sun of Japan.....the owners, and destructors, of the ocean?

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The Sponsor

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best dancing partner and if you mess up it's your own fault.

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Marx In The Usa

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An airing out of dusty, contextually here to mean archaic and unprogressive, politics and ideologies has long been overdue; yet we have yet to have anyone available that is trustworthy enough to do it.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting. The shortest and slimmest one is the strongest and the most powerful

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would be a nice prank to be pulled by librarians on April's Fools Day. Fill in a few books with those letter cut outs for children, and see the reactions of visitors. (Would be a pain to clean up, though)

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Common Thread

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could be a metaphor for domestic/working slavery - workers not paid enough in the textile/fashion industry.

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A Question Of Taste

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, looks sad :( Someone needs to water it with knowledge, creativity and imagination

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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the 1990s. Some teen magazines had those "cool tiny" novels with them. Also there were cute tiny notebooks. My Barbies were intellectuals becauae of these.

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Why It’s Harder To Be A Housewife Than People Think

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Title: 'Why It´s Harder To Be A Housewife Than People Think'

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Reading Books Today

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Brain Drain, Brain Waste

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Yes We Share

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who'll read it first? (And troll the rest with spoilers ♥)

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The Use Of Condom

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hehe a condom :D And I thought blowing bubbles is child-friendly 😏 😇

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Italian Researchers

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