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Mental Illness-Depicting Graphics

Designer Igor Kupec Reveals His Intepretations of Illnesses

— September 14, 2016 — Lifestyle
Igor Kupec is a graphic designer from Slovakia who decided to create simple but powerful illustrations that depict various mental illnesses, disorders or diseases.

The artist created these illustrations in the form of the words that are used to label the various illnesses that are the subject of the artwork. The words are designed to actually depict the health concerns. There are many examples in the collection, some of which include the acronym 'OCD' being shown in small repetitive patterns, the acronym 'ADHD' shown scattered across the page and the word 'Schizophrenia' being doubled to give it a blurry, confused appearance.

Igor Kupec's poignant graphic designs offer a unique interpretation of the struggles that people with health issues relating to the mind must suffer each day.
Trend Themes
1. Mental Health Awareness - The trend of increasing awareness and reducing stigma surrounding mental health can be seen in the popularity of these types of artwork.
2. Art for Advocacy - The use of art as a powerful tool for advocacy and education on mental health is a growing trend that these illustrations embody.
3. Visualizing Mental Health - The trend of using visual aids such as infographics and art to help people better understand health issues can be seen in these mental illness depictions.
Industry Implications
1. Mental Health - The mental health industry could benefit from incorporating visually stimulating and informative tools like these illustrations in advocacy, education, and treatment.
2. Graphic Design - The graphic design industry can take advantage of the trend of visualizing health information and create new and innovative ways to present information.
3. Art Therapy - Art therapy is an industry that could utilize these illustrations to help individuals with mental health challenges visually express and cope with their experiences.
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