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SINISTER INFOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY VAKA VALO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Vaka Valo‘s illustration and color palette resembles the how-to/airplane emergency guides, removing them from their explanatory contexts and fusing them to create new, totally obscure, narratives.

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For example, a construction manual interplays with a first-aid guide so that the blood poring out of Mrs A.N. Example’s nose flows seamlessly into a paint tin. They are strange, and not a little sinister, but then anyone who actually reads the aircraft safety card will be disturbed at the vacant expressions on the illustrated faces and understand quickly the leap of imagination it took Vaka to create these “dreams.”

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