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Artist reimagines heroes, villains in minimalist ‘Masks’ series

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Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”

Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.

Daredevil works well, too, but I think my favorite may be the Incredible Hulk, the only character to be shown twice: once apparently when agitated, and again when in rampage mode.

See a selection of the illustrations below, and the rest at Behance.

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(via Fubiz)

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No Batman, Fail. :). J/K. Nice.

Why two Hulks?

*eyeroll* You’ve gotta be kidding me. There’s minimalist, then there’s “minimal effort”. Also this has been done many times before, feels like copied, or at least uninspired work.

I agree with Miguel fully! These look like they took all of 10 minutes to put together. Why are we still celebrating artists who barely make art?

Mummra the ever living

March 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

That’s quite the compliment paid by Miguel and NoFace (Sin Cara?)- it takes a huge amount of effort (and considerable skill) to make art look effortless. I’d wager there are an awful lot of developmental versions of each piece shown above that we’ll never see.

They look pretty cool to me- I’d edit out a Hulk though. Pick your favourite and go with it I say (or turn one red/ gray).

Joker is a personal favourite.

Technically, the style is called “longshadow” or “flat design”. It’s the latest “me too’ fad. It’ll pass.

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