The many faces of Noma Bar, all illustrated with an intelligence and a beautifully crafted stye he has made his own. Today, I will present a selection of highlights from his new book “negative space”, in which the negative space is expertly used to provide the illustration second meaning.
Noma Bar tackles some of the most hotly debated issues of our time–including oil politics, global warming, and corporate greed. His strategy: Using the negative space of an illustration, to drive home the stickiest points of a conflict.
Some of the images are difficult for me to figure out its second meaning. I will give my guess under the image and feel free to express your thought.
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first glance: It is a tank; second glance: two people sat oppositely, using laptop
first glance: It is a gun;
second glance: there is a person whose mouse is bleeding
first glance: it is a VW van;
second glance: two doves meet at the head of van, crying.
first glance: It is a wolf with red nose and mouth open
second glance: an innocent Red Riding Hood is trapped by a wolf
first glance: some one is smoking;
second glance: ???
Name from author : Fat Cat. (I didn’t see any cat in the picture. But I saw a Euro dollar sign on the face……..)
I only saw two hands, but the author actually named it as “bomb”. Who can help me with that? Does that try to depict the scenes of bomb exploding?
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