In a series titled “Iconatomy”George Chamoun sets a swath of a color photograph portrait over one of black and white, juxtaposing the features of two iconic people from different generations. The graphic designer based in Sweden seamlessly places these images over one another in such a way that can leave us wondering (how did we never notice their physical similarities?), before we are inevitably plunged into comparison and thought about the personality and accomplishments of both highly influential individuals. As you recognize the people in these photos, draw your own parallels between them. It’s not too common that a clever work of graphic design stirs inner intellectual commentary, but when it happens, it’s great exercise to take part in it.

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©George Chamoun

george-chamoun, iconatomy, graphic-design, iconic, photography

©George Chamoun

george-chamoun, iconatomy, graphic-design, iconic, photography

©George Chamoun

george-chamoun, iconatomy, graphic-design, iconic, photography

©George Chamoun

george-chamoun, iconatomy, graphic-design, iconic, photography

©George Chamoun