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'Cartoon Particles' by Markus Hofko

 - Dec 5, 2008   Updated: Aug 10 2011
References: designboom &
What would Walt Disney think if he saw his beloved Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck reduced to 'Cartoon Particles?' I think he may actually appreciate the art of Germany-based Markus Hofko.

The artist has photographed the iconic characters that he has deconstructed into their individual shape and color elements according to volume. They are pretty intriguing in that state, very similar to a child's puzzle.

Markus Hofko also goes by the name "the rainbow monkey."

Implications - The Cartoon Particles series by Markus Hofko avoids getting caught up in what artists have done in the past; instead, this deconstruction of Donald Duck focuses upon the route of what makes these comical characters so classic. Those with an appreciation of cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are going to be fascinated by the work of Markus Hofko.