Montreal-Based Artist Grelin Machin Makes Sweet Treats Scary

 - Aug 3, 2011
References: grelin-machin.deviantart & designlov
Grelin Machin takes the saying, "candy's bad for you," and runs with it in these surrealistic depictions of creepy candy critters. Sure, the colors are vibrant and evocative of fun, but looking at the facial attributes of the candies, as well as the horrified expressions on the females' faces, one can't help but think of fiendish nightmare-inducing things that live in the darkest recesses of the mind.

Grelin Machin is a Montreal-based artist who proclaims herself to be the "General of Candy's Army" on her 'deviantART' page. Her art style relies heavily on vectorized graphics while using pin-up motifs along with macabre candyland imagery.

Implications - There is a high consumer demand for surrealistic imagery because they provide escapist experiences, which consumers enjoy. Corporations may consider utilizing surreal imagery in promotional campaigns.