There are thousands of incredible artists, but not every one of them can make you think about life, society, and 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 creativity was the road right out of the door."

The artist creates 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 images 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 ideas on paper, that immediately allows me to realize if an idea 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 works, 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 works below and let us know what you think.

More info: Instagram | joeymachine.com

#1

Doing Good

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Night Owl 7 months ago

This is heartwarming

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Sweet Peas

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Jaguarundi 7 months ago

Beautiful personification of Gaea, the Earth Goddess.

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#3

Effect Of Video Games Among Children And The Elderly

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Night Owl 7 months ago

I love this one. Connection between generations.

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Depression

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Night Owl 7 months ago

My mind is sometimes drowning, too

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Planning For Death

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Patrice Bourget 7 months ago

Aged person feeding vultures... a sad reality.

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#6

Being A Writer

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QueenSKYEE 7 months ago

The flow of a good story

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Being A Writer

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Daria B 7 months ago

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

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#8

Alcohoolism And Antidepressants

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Diver Driver 7 months ago

Probably the best.

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#9

Side Hustles

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Ethan Daniel Harley 7 months ago

If only there was enough on everyone's card :D

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Depression

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Ethan Daniel Harley 7 months ago

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

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#11

Technology And Infidelity

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld 7 months ago

As a boring asexual, this is what I would rather. :)

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#12

Towering Debts

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Jaguarundi 7 months ago

Notice that none of that cash is drifting down to us?

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#13

Moon Phases

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Anna M. Raimondi 7 months ago

Love this Goddess

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Being A Writer

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Miriam 7 months ago

yes

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Being A Writer

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Queen MT 7 months ago

Baymax is that you?

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Being A Writer

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Ava Ford 7 months ago

I think this one says how we work reflects back on us

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#17

Beyond The Screen

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld 7 months ago

Pages fall open, I fall in. :D

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#18

New Visions

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Daria B 7 months ago (edited)

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

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#19

Home Dangers

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SlightlyBurntWaffle 5 months ago

I’m thinking... dangers of your own home?

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#20

Being A Writer

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Ugh, I hate paperwork and bureaucracy

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#21

How To Stop Pedophilia

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Night Owl 7 months ago

This one's powerful. Ad depressing and sad.

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#22

Yes We Share

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Cookie cutter people

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#23

Individual Autonomy

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Andres Tejeda 7 months ago

The prison that is addiction.

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#24

Planning For Death

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Evelyn L 7 months ago

So sad...

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#25

What We Missed

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Last Hurrah 7 months ago

The opioid crisis.

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#26

Being A Writer

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TheBlackPanda 7 months ago

Walk the line. Follow the script.

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Online Sex Education

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Where do you fit? If at all.

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#29

Mermaid

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Grumble O'Pug 7 months ago

Songof the siren

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Call My Name

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K. LNU 7 months ago

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

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#31

Message From Marx

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Night Owl 7 months ago

I bet Marx would use smartphones

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#32

Beyond The Screen

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Cristian 250 7 months ago

From point A to point B , in comfort of ur own car with the guidance of a gps

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#33

Gene Editing

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Genetic engineering and CRISPR

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#34

Depression

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Dolicious 7 months ago

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

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#35

The Zebra Hunter

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Evolution

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#36

A New Horizon

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

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

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#37

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Jane Alexander 7 months ago

"The pen is mightier than the sword"?

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#38

Smoke Signals

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

This one breaks my heart.

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Night Owl 7 months ago

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Needs more colors

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Evelyn L 7 months ago

Yup, being a writer isn't easy.

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#41

Dead Tired

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Night Owl 7 months ago

And then you fall on your head early in the morning? :D

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#42

The Sponsor

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Night Owl 7 months ago

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

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#43

Be On The Lookout For Hiv/Aids

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Is that HIV?

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#44

Vantablack

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Which Universe to create today

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#45

Mindfulness

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Jane Alexander 7 months ago

We're blessed that we can't swim in wood, we might get splinters if we could.

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#46

Being A Writer

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Daria B 7 months ago

Constructing the world with words.

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#47

Effective Altruism

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Grooming; you're so special to me (gross ~shiver~

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#48

Fresh Water

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Heavens 6 months ago

Explain please

#49

Under Pressure

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Sofia Sills-Freeman 7 months ago

Our awful school system

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#50

Yes We Share

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Dolicious 7 months ago

We´re all cooking with water ;)

#51

Marx In The Usa

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

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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Night Owl 7 months ago

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

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Being A Writer

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

The Passion that is Stephen King

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Daria B 7 months ago

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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Being A Writer

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

TV killed the radio star, & technology killed literature.

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#56

Total Black Out

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Finally time for true spiritual ascension

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#57

Budgeting Tools For Every Style

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Hello please don't judge 7 months ago

Mmmmm tasty !!!!

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#58

Depression

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

The Raven

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Side Hustles

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Ethan Daniel Harley 7 months ago

A Facebook baby? Wonder how that''s going to turn out...

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#61

Common Thread

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Modern Societal Regression

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Depression

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Transcendentalism

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#63

A Question Of Taste

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#64

Trading Up And Down

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Daria B 7 months ago

Oopsie!

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#65

Finding Alternate Income

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Daria B 7 months ago

Items! ♥

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Being A Writer

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Kathrine Heilmann 7 months ago

Writer's block

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Being A Writer

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Daleen Fisher 7 months ago

Creating ripples....😊

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Being A Writer

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Oli Wolfe 7 months ago

Mr burgundy

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Being A Writer

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Night Owl 7 months ago

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

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Being A Writer

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Daria B 7 months ago (edited)

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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Side Hustles

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Daleen Fisher 7 months ago

Children in the upper (IQ) percentiles are not supported?

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Women Talents

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Working Women

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Acting For Freedom

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Phillip Omondi 3 months ago (edited)

Is that MLK Jr. ?

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#74

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

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Dolicious 7 months ago

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

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Being A Writer

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Helen Cole 6 months ago

Alphabet soup?

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#76

Pamplin Grove

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Music is Life

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Cutting The Cord

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Modern entanglements

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Creative Impulses

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H. von Roon 7 months ago

Entertainment Tonight

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Brain Drain, Brain Waste