I’m digging these images by French graphiste Denis Dubois. By gently tweaking old-time illustrations, Dubois expresses humor and cynicism for our modern world. The incredibly prolific artist refers to what he does as “manufactured images.”
I love art with commentary, and I love art with wordplay, so Dubois’ collages are win-win with me. As I was scrolling through his blog, I couldn’t help but pair up a few that seemed to generate an additional layer of commentary when placed next to each other.
Many of Denis Doubois’ pieces deal with issues of identity and uncertainty amid change and technology. Despite their antiquated look, the concepts are more current than ever. You can order signed and numbered prints in a variety of sizes priced between ~$40 and ~$500 USD directly from the artist by writing to: denis.dubois1 [at] yahoo [dot] france.
As an appropriate footnote to the above pairing of Dubois’ manufactured images, you can find him on Facebook here.
For more provocative collage work, see this story on Winston Smith.