20 Incisive Illustrations from a Spanish Artist

Rafael Alvarez is a talented illustrator of Spanish descent. A master of arts with a specialism in “illustration as visual essay,” he has an impressive ability to show painfully familiar situations from a completely different angle. Often, he does this in a way that can shock you.

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Brave and challenging illustrations from this artist can be found in comics and even children’s books, and he’s also done work for Playboy Magazine, American Express, Paramount Pictures, and many others. His work is also appreciated by art experts, which is why Rafael has won prestigious artistic prizes on more than one occasion.

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Fresh disinformation

Rafael considers the creation of “Hotel Pandemonium” to be his most important project. This is an interactive ebook application, half of which is made up of images developed for an iPad by experts at the Institute of Visual Arts.

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Hotel Pandemonium

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Academic degree

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Mass media for all the family

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A higher education

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Meticulous work

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Grasping one’s muse

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The dance of death

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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Nocturnal witness

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The high point of the party

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Merry Christmas!

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The best age to be

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An unreliable parachute

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Summer in the city

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After the storm

Preview photo credit Rafael Alvarez