Joe Black's 'No More Heroes' Series is a Comment on Western Society

 - Jan 15, 2012
References: mrjoeblack & mymodernmet
The 'No More Heroes' portrait series is made out of numerous badges conveying a Western cultural imagery that clashes with the superhero they combine to form. For instance, Wonder Woman may represent a woman's strength and independence to some, but artist Joe Black shows that she actually symbolizes the "classical philosophy [that] beauty [equals] truth." He illustrates this point by using iconic Playboy and glamor buttons.

For those who don't agree with that sentiment, these individuals can appreciate the No More Heroes portrait series for its immense detail. The badges themselves were handmade by Black himself. He painted the images directly onto them and arranged them in such a way that they almost look like pixelated paintings of these classic characters.