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
Community Member
1 year ago

This is heartwarming

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#2

Sweet Peas

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this one. Connection between generations.

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#4

Depression

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

My mind is sometimes drowning, too

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#5

Planning For Death

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Patrice Bourget
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1 year ago

Aged person feeding vultures... a sad reality.

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#6

Being A Writer

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#7

Being A Writer

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QueenSKYEE
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1 year ago

The flow of a good story

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#8

Alcohoolism And Antidepressants

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Diver Driver
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1 year ago

Probably the best.

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#9

Depression

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Ethan Daniel Harley
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1 year ago

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

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#10

Side Hustles

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Ethan Daniel Harley
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1 year ago

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

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#11

Technology And Infidelity

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld
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1 year ago

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

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#12

Moon Phases

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Anna M. Raimondi
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1 year ago

Love this Goddess

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#13

Towering Debts

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#14

Being A Writer

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Miriam
Community Member
1 year ago

yes

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#15

Being A Writer

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Queen MT
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1 year ago

Baymax is that you?

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#16

Being A Writer

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Ava Ford
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Pages fall open, I fall in. :D

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#18

New Visions

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#20

Being A Writer

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh, I hate paperwork and bureaucracy

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#21

How To Stop Pedophilia

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

This one's powerful. Ad depressing and sad.

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#22

Yes We Share

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Cookie cutter people

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#23

Individual Autonomy

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

The prison that is addiction.

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#24

Planning For Death

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Evelyn L
Community Member
1 year ago

So sad...

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#25

What We Missed

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Last Hurrah
Community Member
1 year ago

The opioid crisis.

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#26

Being A Writer

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TheBlackPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Walk the line. Follow the script.

#27

Learning Latin In The Age Of Emoji

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Anna M. Raimondi
Community Member
1 year ago

Classic

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#28

Mermaid

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

Songof the siren

#29

Online Sex Education

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Where do you fit? If at all.

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#30

Depression

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Dolicious
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#31

Call My Name

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#32

Message From Marx

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet Marx would use smartphones

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#33

Beyond The Screen

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Cristian 250
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1 year ago

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

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#34

Gene Editing

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Genetic engineering and CRISPR

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#35

The Zebra Hunter

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Evolution

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#36

A New Horizon

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year 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

Being A Writer

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Needs more colors

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Being A Writer

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

"The pen is mightier than the sword"?

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#39

Smoke Signals

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

This one breaks my heart.

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Being A Writer

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Evelyn L
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup, being a writer isn't easy.

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#41

Dead Tired

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#43

Fresh Water

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Heavens
Community Member
1 year ago

Explain please

#44

Be On The Lookout For Hiv/Aids

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that HIV?

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#45

Vantablack

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Which Universe to create today

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#46

Mindfulness

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Jane Alexander
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1 year ago

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

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#47

Being A Writer

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Constructing the world with words.

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#48

Effective Altruism

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#49

Under Pressure

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Sofia Sills-Freeman
Community Member
1 year ago

Our awful school system

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#50

Yes We Share

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Dolicious
Community Member
1 year ago

We´re all cooking with water ;)

#51

Marx In The Usa

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year 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.

#52

Being A Writer

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#53

Being A Writer

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

The Passion that is Stephen King

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#54

Being A Writer

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year 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)

#55

Being A Writer

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

TV killed the radio star, & technology killed literature.

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#56

Total Black Out

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally time for true spiritual ascension

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#57

Depression

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Transcendentalism

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#58

Budgeting Tools For Every Style

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Hello please don't judge
Community Member
1 year ago

Mmmmm tasty !!!!

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#59

Depression

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

The Raven

#60

Finding Alternate Income

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Items! ♥

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Side Hustles

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Ethan Daniel Harley
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#63

Common Thread

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Modern Societal Regression

#64

A Question Of Taste

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See Also on Bored Panda
#65

Trading Up And Down

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Oopsie!

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#66

Being A Writer

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Kathrine Heilmann
Community Member
1 year ago

Writer's block

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Being A Writer

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Daleen Fisher
Community Member
1 year ago

Creating ripples....😊

#68

Being A Writer

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Oli Wolfe
Community Member
1 year ago

Mr burgundy

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#69

Being A Writer

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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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#71

Side Hustles

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Daleen Fisher
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#72

Women Talents

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H. von Roon
Community Member
1 year ago

Working Women