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John Scarratt Illustrates Quirky Versions of the Exclamation Mark

By: Jason Soy - Published: Feb 14, 2012 • References: johnscarratt and heyoscarwilde.tumblr
Most writers try to avoid overusing the exclamation mark, but if they looked as good as these John Scarratt illustrations each time I used them, I may be tempted to put exclamation marks everywhere!

The Norwich, England-based artist has rendered a series of poster-like images depicting the punctuation being made up of various cartoon imagery. Among the collection are a bunch of Star Wars spacecrafts flying towards the Death Star, sperm swimming towards an egg, Pac-Man being chased by his enemies and a pair of chopsticks descending upon a piece of sushi. John Scarratt titled the series ‘Exclaimers,’ and rendered each piece in red and black for an added visual punch.

John Scarratt’s online portfolio is full of similarly clever minimalist images covering subjects like Shakespeare, city dining, celebrities and batteries.