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Gibran Julian's ‘Cities Within Cities' Digital Artwork

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Apr 18, 2009   Updated: Jun 20 2011 • References: gibravo and notcot.org
We've seen a mix of real life and illustration throughout the fashion world, but Gibran Julian's 'Cities Within Cities' series shows that this mixed media phenomenon has taken over the art world as well.

Each of the images takes a close-up outdoor shot of nature and superimposes digital illustrations atop it. The completed landscape is a miniature imaginary world into which Gibran Julian allows us to peek.

Implications - There is a continuous appreciation of the unusual across all industries, from a consumer perspective. While the television industry maintains its focus on 'reality' television programs, other industries -- such as cinema with countless vampire movies -- appreciate a deviation from reality into unusual other worlds.