MEDIA DEMENTIA ARTWORKS
Ego Boost Tee
With this artwork, the Brasilian artist Mão created the Ego Boost Tee white & black. The objective of this artwork is to highlight provocatively and funnily how most people feel the uncontrollable need to boost their self-esteem through others' approval on social media.
In general, the artwork intends to depict a social phenomenon that is bigger and more complex. Today we live in a society where social media, among other things, are utilized by people to delude themselves to be conducting a v.i.p. lifestyle.
Most times, we are in front of extremely insecure people seeking to increase their self-esteem by showing fake physical features, situations, feelings, and social statuses.
Usually, the goal is to obtain others' attention, approval, and to provoke envy or admiration. We believe that, in most cases, this behavior aims to compensate for a sad and pathetic everyday reality.
"Rob the average man of his illusion and you rob him of his happiness at one stroke".
The talented Evelyn Deetz created this ironic and extreme illustration used on our Beggar Tee. This artwork intends to represent the common tendency of people to be so addicted to social networks and others' approval to lose touch with reality.
She drew an aged woman who is begging for likes on the streets while taking a selfie. The illustration is trying to communicate that social media and others' approval became an addiction that can affect people's life like drugs.
Finally, she chose to embody an old woman because, figuratively, it points to how many people waste their lives trying to obtain others' approval while portraying a fake image of themselves.
Social Suicide Tee
With this illustration, Boris Bobz created the Social Suicide Tee white & black. He represented a guy pointing a gun at his throat while surrounded by people capturing the scene with their smartphones.
The French artist wanted to frankly communicate the unhealthy but widespread necessity of people to do everything they can to be in the spotlight, highlighting a society that produces individuals who are becoming more and more insecure while devoted to the spasmodic search of others' attention.
By now, this is a way of approaching virtual life that is extremely inflated, so, to attract others’ attention, people compete to do the most stupid things, making it look like a race to become the most idiot among sub-humans. As a consequence of such context, we live in a society where stupidity and trash reign.
Virtual Chains Tee
With this illustration, Mr. Blob created the Virtual Chains Tee white & black envisioning a weird and distorted reality as it's usual in his artworks. He realized two birds as main subjects, surrounding them by a calm sea and a starry sky.
The artwork is rich in small details to discover, which make it interesting and articulated at the same time. However, the intent of the artist with this artwork is simple: highlight how modern society tends to focalize on virtual dimensions, and too often forgets to live everyday life precious moments.
The artist represented a scene where one of the subjects is saddened by the incapacity to relate with the other, who is hypnotized by the smartphone and chained to a virtual dimension.
The artwork on our Zombies Tee by Evelyn Deetz has the goal to provocatively emphasize how TV tends to offer content of the lowest quality, turning its viewers into brainless zombies. Sadly, most people seem to watch and enjoy this content, which is the main reason it's broadcasted.
The artwork highlights three pillars of TV that greatly contribute to dumbing down people. Specifically, it draws attention to soap operas that contain unintelligent and pathetic plots and dialogues, TV news spreading manipulative information, which the average audience absorbs without any filter, and reality shows that best represent people's mediocrity.
Also, because of this issue, we live in a period where many people are delusional and pretend to be chefs, DJs, models, singers, athletes, entrepreneurs, or a combination of the just mentioned categories. The sad truth is that, usually, we are in front of individuals of suspicious talent, dubious abilities, and very little intellect.
The Italian artist Jamesboy is the author of this illustration used on our Hug Tee. In the artwork, he represented a natural environment where two people are hugging each other with apathy.
The artist has a quite unique style, making his subjects look diaphanous by drawing them with delicate features. The artwork is simple but effective and aims to instill the feeling of detachment that affects modern society.
Nowadays, we often find ourselves lost in the fog of technology, which in most cases, we decide to utilize to live an artificial existence, numbing ourselves from reality.
Press Corpse Tee
With this illustration, the French artist Boris Bobz created the Press Corpse Tee white & black where he represented an old man driving a carriage pulled by a zombie-like young lady who is brainwashed by the newspaper showed to her.
The old man represents the media, which manipulates the masses by using methods that have been used regularly during history. The vulture represents the system, which awaits that the media’s job is carried over properly to take advantage of the unconscious and helpless mass. The young lady pulling the carriage like a donkey (symbol of ignorance) represents the mass, which is the one that is brainwashed and exploited, allowing the system to be alive and healthy.
With this beautiful illustration, the artist aims to communicate in a provocative way the ease with which, too often, people get brainwashed by what they read or see in the media. This can have dangerous consequences by influencing people’s behavior who end up being like unaware puppets.
This artwork wants to be a sort of wake-up call, inviting people to be always careful when getting opinions based on what is read or seen in the media. In general, it’s important to always doubt everything, check multiple sources, and be informed of who is behind the information.