Artist Nur Syafiqin uses dark ink on card paper to create his printed Courteous Creatures illustration series.
In his series, the artist portrays talking animals that have things to say and gives them speech bubbles that show these critters are not as frightening as we may think they are. One such animal is a python who asks about the weather and excuses its yawn by stating, "Sorry, didn't have much sleep last night. Pardon me." These remarks seem innocent enough but when it offers to console you with a hug, its sincerity becomes questionable.
A shark that claims it has no taste for human flesh and a crow profusely apologizing for pooping on your head are among the insincere yet polite animals in the very humorous Courteous Creatures series.
The Courteous Creatures Series Portrays Talking Animals
1. Courteous Creatures Illustrations - The Courteous Creatures series showcases the potential for humor and creativity in illustration, emphasizing the importance of exploring new ways of presenting art.
2. Talking Animal Art - The use of animals as subjects for art creates opportunities to communicate complex emotions and messages in a unique way.
3. Sincere Insincerity - The trend of insincere politeness challenges traditional notions of authenticity, creating opportunities for self-expression while still adhering to social etiquette.
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can explore using animals as subjects to communicate messages and emotions in a unique and creative way.
2. Publishing - Publishers can capitalize on the trend of humorous and witty animal illustrations that provide a unique commentary on social norms.
3. Hospitality and Tourism - The hospitality industry can incorporate the Courteous Creatures illustrations in their branding or decor to evoke a positive emotional response from their guests.