French Artist Creates Illustrations That Challenge Society’s Standards For Women

In today’s world, most women feel like they are surrounded on all sides by the obligation to be beautiful, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Strict societal rules and high expectations for women, unfortunately, have become the norm, and even young girls are feeling the impact.

Of course, I think most of us can agree that such human behavior is not always a choice. Human behavior is often automatic and unintentional and rooted in the belief that others expect us to behave in a certain way, particularly when upholding traditions and culture. Even in situations where gender does not appear to be an issue, it has the potential to be so and must be considered.

French artist and illustrator Cécile Dormeau is using her art to confront and hopefully make a change in stereotypes that are central to evolving how both women and men should be able to perceive one another without judgment.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-creates-illustrations-that-challenge-societys-standards-for-women/

Digital Illustrations That Expose The Flaws Of Today’s Society By Alireza Pakdel

The works of the Iranian illustrator Alireza Pakdel criticize the current patterns of behavior in society and propose a reflection on issues that are left aside by a large part of the modern-day population.

In the images below, the artist is trying to address several themes such as capitalism, consumerism, technology, and the harm caused by humans to nature and animals who have to live in pollution.

We featured the author’s work here and here a few months ago with his comics portraying the sacrifice of health professionals in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, right now we would like to share some of his new work that takes on a different perspective and touches the morals and values of modern-day society.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/digital-illustrations-that-expose-the-flaws-of-todays-society-by-alireza-pakdel/

Artist Tried To Imagine How These Famous Characters Would Be Affected By Ecological Disasters

Wall-E And Politics

“My name is Baptiste Drausin, a.k.a. The Baptman, and I’m a self-taught artist. I grew up with pop culture, and I love to use it. I’m particularly a fan of DC comics. When I began to draw in 2017, I did a mashup with two characters from pop culture. Now I use them to talk about ecology issues. Check my illustrations out, and take a look at my Instagram for more of my content.”

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

Mowgli And Extinct Species

“I’ve drawn ever since I was young, but I never took classes; I’m self-taught.

I have also been a massive fan of comics, movies, and TV shows. That’s why I always wanted to do drawings that used pop culture.

I started to draw on Instagram in 2017. I started with doing mashups (a mix of 2 characters from pop culture). But it was in October 2018 that I started drawing on ecology.”

Ariel And Oil Spill

“I was returning from a year of traveling in Australia and Asia, and I saw pollution everywhere, even in places where there were no people. When I was looking for an idea for the 2018 Inktober, I spoke with a friend. He advised me to talk about the pollution and what I had seen. So I decided to speak about ecology by using pop culture to touch on what we love the most and shock people who would see the drawings,” The Baptman told Bored Panda.

Titanic And Global Warming

“I have grown up with Disney, Star Wars, and Comics, so it was essential to use these characters for me. As for superheroes, I have two favorites: Batman (hence the Instagram name Baptman) and Green Lantern. Batman because it’s a Human who wants to change his city to Make a better place. Green Lantern because he is stubborn and wants to save people whatever happens.”

Santa And Global Warning

“I think a lot about global warming and ecology, and I think we need to change now. A few days ago, the IPCC report gave back the keys to act and save humanity. We don’t just destroy the planet as if it will have no consequences; we will die in the end, too. Planet earth will continue to live after us. We will only be one more extinction. But if we want to get past that, we must all change our behavior, our way of life.”

Donald Duck, Force-Feeding And Foie Gras

“As for me personally, things are going well, even if there is global warming, covid, and other nasty stuff going on worldwide.

I try to publish a Book about ecology, and I work with a friend on a New Instagram page about drawing and pop culture. So check out and follow my Instagram to get updates on that.”

The Lion Long And The Hunt

Godzilla Against The Plastic

Ariel And The Ocean Trash

Mary Poppins And Pollution

Bambi And Deforestation

Dumbo And Mass Tourism

The Beast And Animal Experimentation

Winnie The Pooh And Bee’s Extinction

Snow White And Pesticides

Pinocchio And The Plastic

Lilo & Stitch And Plastic Pollution

Superman And The Melting Glaciers

Wonder Woman And Mass Tourism

Star Wars

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/artist-tried-to-imagine-how-these-famous-characters-would-be-affected-by-ecological-disasters/

Random Facts About The World That Might Change Your Perspective On Certain Things

It’s never too late to learn something. And Factourism is probably the best place online to do so.

Created by Ferdio, an infographic agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, it shares cool facts about our world — whether it’s the inventor of the office wheelchair or the most frequently used password, everyone and everything has its place on Factourism.

And that’s the beauty of it. You never know what these guys will drop next!

More: Factourism, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

The team at Ferdio aren’t quite sure if there’s an actual pattern to which facts their followers like the most. “In general, it seems that facts which are surprising and relatable get the most attention,” a company spokesperson told Bored Panda.

“We always try to do proper research and properly check the fact before we illustrate it. If it’s questionable, we skip it … We always try to rely on academic and scientific literature with reliable sources.”

When the company started Factourism, each of their fact posts included only a simple title, an illustration, and a link to the source. Eventually, however, they realized that many readers don’t click the link, so they started to include a small description next to their facts as well.

Even though Factourism has been running for quite some time now, Ferdio say they aren’t running out of ideas. “We have an ongoing list of hundreds of facts that are waiting to be checked and illustrated. However, we tend to spend more time on researching sources to make sure that each fact is well-documented.”



























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/random-facts-about-the-world-that-might-change-your-perspective-on-certain-things/

Illustrator Creates Posters With Deep And Hidden Meanings

32% Of British Women Don’t Feel Safe Walking Alone At Night Survey Says

According to Laurie Allen: “I am an editorial illustrator that works in publishing and advertisement. The goal with my illustrations is to help the viewer think deeply about the text. Articles can be cold—merely reporting facts or sharing a story without the personal details. My illustrations allow you to understand the article on a personal level, making it easier to connect to and adding a deeper layer to the piece. Enjoy!”

More: Laurie Allen h/t: boredpanda

How Search Engines Reinforce Our Beliefs

What Would Happen To Earth If Humans Went Extinct?

Cleaning The Slate: Difficulties Of Life After Prison

Record Levels Of Plastic Found In Arctic Sea Ice

Opinion: In 2008 We Bailed Out Companies, But Not People. Are We About To Do It Again?

Parenting In The Screen Age

Biden Addresses Global Vaccine Shortage

Framing Britney Spears Exposes The Contradictions Of American Womanhood

How A Neighborhood Coped After A Grisly Homicide

Aunt Jemima Announces New Name, Removes “Racial Stereotypes” From Product

How Right-Wing Radio Stoked Anger Before The Capitol Siege

Fixing America’s Prison Problem

Where Are The Female Drivers In Formula One?

Spying Eyes: The Future Of Surveillance

Finding Peace On Nun Twitter

Transgender Issues: Who Should Compete In Women’s Sports?

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/illustrator-creates-posters-with-deep-and-hidden-meanings/

Clever Thought-Provoking Illustrations By Stephan Schmitz

Society and its issues is a topic often covered and discussed by many, especially artists. They love to portray the problems society has in their creative work and make a statement.

That’s what Stephan Schmitz (previously featured here), a Swiss illustrator, does. He takes pop culture, politics, mental issues, and many other topics often discussed and fought over and turns them into deep and thought-provoking illustrations. Every single one of his drawings has an idea behind it and most will find something that relates to them.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/clever-thought-provoking-illustrations-by-stephan-schmitz/

20 Comics Exploring The Difficult Themes Of Politics And Economics By Artist PinkWug

Reading comics may be a great way to relax and to distract yourself from the problems in the real world. They offer an escape into another realm and they are enjoyable to read as the images are already suggested.

But some modern artists like to stay in reality and explore everyday problems, making more people aware of them as well as making them discuss and be more mindful. One of these artists is PinkWug. His comics reflect the injustice in the world, but in a fun and playful way.

More: PinkWug, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

On his Patreon, PinkWug says, “I aim to make my comics accessible to the general public and to raise awareness on important issues in a digestible and shareable format.”

Bored Panda got in touch with PinkWug and he revealed to us that he has never been that artist that draws all the time: “I didn’t doodle in my notebook in high school like most artists I know.”

He added, “However, I saw the impact that comics like Poorly Drawn Lines and Dinos and Comics were able to have through their relatively simple yet cute drawings and unique writing style. They gave me the confidence to start making comics as a relative beginner in this craft and to slowly develop my own style.”

The artist’s comics definitely have a distinctive style in the color scheme and the characters as well as the dialogs. But what really sticks out are the unusual topics. A lot of successful webcomic artists avoid talking about sensitive subjects like politics as that often results in a very mixed and crazy response from the readers.

“My main focus was always on tackling political themes. The comic format was chosen because it’s the perfect medium to quickly introduce people to new lines of thought, new perspectives on the various political issues that affect us all.”

PinkWug is creating comics about what he is really passionate about and with his art, he is trying to make people be more involved in the world we live in. He says “Political apathy is a real problem and I wanted to play a small role in getting more people to care about civil and labor rights.”

“The range of reactions my comics have created can only be described as wild. There are always people fighting in the comment section for hours on end,” he added.

However, he sees the bright side as well, “There are also people willing to learn and people willing to teach. There are people thanking me for tackling issues they care deeply about and there are people wishing me death. All in all, I would give it a B+.”

Well, it seems that when some issue really matters to someone, they will accept all sides of the debate and this artist is proof of that.

PinkWug was inspired by other artists and he has an inspirational message of his own, “I would just like to add that it’s never too late to start creative projects. Don’t worry about not being able to catch up to people who have been practicing the craft since their birth. Whatever you create, it will be the first of its kind!”











SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/20-comics-exploring-the-difficult-themes-of-politics-and-economics-by-artist-pinkwug/

20 Comics Exploring The Difficult Themes Of Politics And Economics By Artist PinkWug

Reading comics may be a great way to relax and to distract yourself from the problems in the real world. They offer an escape into another realm and they are enjoyable to read as the images are already suggested.

But some modern artists like to stay in reality and explore everyday problems, making more people aware of them as well as making them discuss and be more mindful. One of these artists is PinkWug. His comics reflect the injustice in the world, but in a fun and playful way.

More: PinkWug, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

On his Patreon, PinkWug says, “I aim to make my comics accessible to the general public and to raise awareness on important issues in a digestible and shareable format.”

Bored Panda got in touch with PinkWug and he revealed to us that he has never been that artist that draws all the time: “I didn’t doodle in my notebook in high school like most artists I know.”

He added, “However, I saw the impact that comics like Poorly Drawn Lines and Dinos and Comics were able to have through their relatively simple yet cute drawings and unique writing style. They gave me the confidence to start making comics as a relative beginner in this craft and to slowly develop my own style.”

The artist’s comics definitely have a distinctive style in the color scheme and the characters as well as the dialogs. But what really sticks out are the unusual topics. A lot of successful webcomic artists avoid talking about sensitive subjects like politics as that often results in a very mixed and crazy response from the readers.

“My main focus was always on tackling political themes. The comic format was chosen because it’s the perfect medium to quickly introduce people to new lines of thought, new perspectives on the various political issues that affect us all.”

PinkWug is creating comics about what he is really passionate about and with his art, he is trying to make people be more involved in the world we live in. He says “Political apathy is a real problem and I wanted to play a small role in getting more people to care about civil and labor rights.”

“The range of reactions my comics have created can only be described as wild. There are always people fighting in the comment section for hours on end,” he added.

However, he sees the bright side as well, “There are also people willing to learn and people willing to teach. There are people thanking me for tackling issues they care deeply about and there are people wishing me death. All in all, I would give it a B+.”

Well, it seems that when some issue really matters to someone, they will accept all sides of the debate and this artist is proof of that.

PinkWug was inspired by other artists and he has an inspirational message of his own, “I would just like to add that it’s never too late to start creative projects. Don’t worry about not being able to catch up to people who have been practicing the craft since their birth. Whatever you create, it will be the first of its kind!”











SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/20-comics-exploring-the-difficult-themes-of-politics-and-economics-by-artist-pinkwug/

Artist Takes A Critical Look At Modern Society And Calls Attention To Problems In Today’s World With His Thought-Provoking Illustrations

Alireza Pakdel (previously) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and art director from Iran. His work mostly explores and revolves around various problems that are dominant in our modern-day society, reminding us of important things that we might overlook when it comes to our everyday lives.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-takes-a-critical-look-at-modern-society-and-calls-attention-to-problems-in-todays-world-with-his-thought-provoking-illustrations/

Post-Soviet Russia in Provocative Visual Mise-en-Scenes of Sergey Chilikov

Sergey Chilikov (1953-2020) is one of the most outstanding practitioners of the ‘new’ photography which emerged in the USSR in the 1970s.

Closely linked to the Sots Art (Soviet Pop Art) movement, Chilikov’s work is a subversive response to the strict Brezhnev era of the USSR. Away from the oppression of public society and in the privacy of domestic situations, people were free to behave as they wished. Chilikov turned his lens upon his subjects in this liberated state. His work offers a glimpse into a fascinating past counter-culture that has striking resonance to our societies today.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/post-soviet-russia-in-provocative-visual-mise-en-scenes-of-sergey-chilikov/