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Kooky Pop Cultural Caricatures

This CF Payne Series is Imaginative and Peculiar

— June 29, 2012 — Pop Culture
CF Payne is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist whose work has been featured on the covers of such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine and The New York Times Book Review.

Payne is regularly commissioned to paint famous figures like politicians, entertainers and authors. As seen in his work featured here, he usually takes artistic licensees.

One of the pictures in this series, titled 'Americana,' depicts the five apostles of communism -- Lenin, Stalin, Marx, Trotsky and Mao -- as polar bears -- why not? In another frame, Payne portrays a man-sized frog playing the bagpipes in full highlander attire. Another painting shows a creature that is a woman from the waist down but a frog from the waist up; this frog-woman creature poses in such a way as to resemble Marilyn Monroe.
Trend Themes
1. Pop Cultural Caricatures - CF Payne's imaginative paintings of famous figures with artistic license open opportunities for companies with a creative and humorous approach on branding and advertising.
2. Iconic Figure Animations - CF Payne's animated and surreal figures can inspire the creation of unique character designs for video games and feature films.
3. Crossover Artworks - CF Payne's mashup art style featuring unlikely pairings and combinations can inspire artists and graphic designers to create unexpected brand collaborations, merchandise and promotions.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - CF Payne's artwork can appeal to the entertainment business such as online streaming and cartoon networks for potential animation cartoons and shows.
2. Publishing - CF Payne's publication experience can make him an ideal collaborator for editorial illustrations, children's book illustrations, and cover designs.
3. Advertising and Marketing - CF Payne's caricatures can inspire creative campaigns and advertisements with a humorous approach to brands that can generate client attraction and attention.
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