Equality between people is something we’ve been fighting for ages and ages. It is completely normal that not all people can meet the standards of our society.
What we are having trouble with is accepting that difference that makes us all unique. This issue in our society has been going gone since the dawn of time. We keep believing that everybody should be the same, look the same, in order to be treated the same.
There are a lot of differences between men and women, between women and between man as well. If it’s totally okay to display a commercial of a girl posing with her underwear, why is it not allowed for a mom to breastfeed her kid in a public space?
There are so many why’s to this, but to see it better for yourself, below we have made a collection of some powerful illustrations that try to raise awareness upon these matters.
Modernity has brought us a very hectic life. Everything is speeding and reaching beyond its limits. This indicates how we perceive our social issues. How we address them and what’s our relationship with them.
But one illustrator dared to speak about these issues, he creates illustrations out of pop culture, politics, mental issues, and many other topics that are often thought-provoking and bring new light to the perspective of how we perceive our world. The inspirations to draw something relatable, you got to see in almost all of his drawings.
In one of his interviews, the illustrator Stephan Schmitz stated that the main kick of his illustrations is the surprise and attention they transmit. He tries to achieve this by combining objects, symbols, or scenarios, by working with negative space, or by tinkering with the rules of perspective. In the best cases, the image produces an ‘AHA’ effect for the viewer
I think, once you’ve got someone’s attention through an image with this method, it will automatically make him/her think about the subject. Even if it is only for a couple of seconds.”
He loved drawing since he was a kid and always wanted to become a comic artist. But didn’t think of it professionally until he decided to learn illustration art in Switzerland. He also encourages young illustrators to start doing what they love and finds their style and voice through their work.
Don’t forget to check his work presented down below and tell us what impressions you got from his work!