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O tu? Ar balsavai už Gražulį?

Grazulis uz vairoKaip smagu kartais prikelti sovietinio ir amerikietiškojo agitpropo įvaizdžius… Ši kartą tai iliustracija straipsniui apie Petrą Gražulį, kurią nupiešiau šio mėnesio IQ The Economist.

Manau, jei pagaminčiau plakatų ir atviručių, nesupyktų net tie, kas iš tikrųjų “balsavo” (tiesiog nagus niežti, kaip noriu). Gal… norėtumėte prisidėti?

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Mr. Sinister Minister

And now it’s time for Andrius Kubilius, Lithuanian Prime minister. Oh, lithuanians do have some strong feelings about this guy, don’t they? But I won’t go into political speculations. I’ll just add that he is truly one of those most distinctive characters of our time, at least in the visual sense — with such a lineament you just can’t be unnoticed by all political illustrators in the country, regardless how much talent they have.

Those of you, who know the guy — I think you’ll agree, that his character fits quite well in these mystical, pseudo-religious fantasmic contexts. At least, I have this desire to see the perverse, uncanny side (but not a vulgar side) of any heroic persona, which Kubilius definitely is — just look at all these headlines – “Europes Unsung Heroes“, “Kubilius: Lithuania economy ‘stabilising’“… Anyway. Some lithuanians call him an “alien” and Mr. A.Kubilius proudly accepts that. Well, and my job is to take all this into consideration.

The illustration appeared in IQ. The Economist, #1 [May 2010].

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Miss President 2010

Well, that’s one of my first works after I signed a contract with IQ. The Economist — the Lithuanian partner of TheEconomist“. For a long time I was looking forward to work with some… thing, which would fit into my understanding of intelligent Lithuanian press, and it looks like this one is a real candidate.

Yes, that’s our President Dalia Grybauskaitė as she was portrayed in an article — mysteriously unclear political views, iron-fist kind of behaviour, etc.  And OMG, they have placed a print from a magazine with the drawing in it in the official presidential webpage. Hm… whatta great chance to be (un)noticed by authorities.

Anyway, nothing radical here, just a rather plain metaphor — oldschool drawing with a subtle XIX century fragrance. Why so? Because I like it so.

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