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If it weren’t for Yves Jose Malgorn, no one would have ever guessed that beneath Mickey Mouse’s lovable exterior was complex robotic circuitry.
In his series entitled ‘Android Anatomy,’ Malgorn takes beloved pop culture figures and illustrates cartoon x-rays of them. However, instead of rendering skeletons and other biological body parts, viewers are greeted with mechanical gears. You’d expect certain individuals in the collection, such as Futurama’s Bender, to have electronics underneath their skin, but Malgorn gives this treatment to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Arnold Schwarzenegger as well. It makes for a series that’s both mentally provocative and visually stimulating.
Yves Jose Malgorn is based in France and works as a graphic illustrator. As stated on his website, he specializes in, “logos, illustrations, graphic designs, character designs, flyers, posters, [and] album covers.”