sedki alimam illustrates pop culture mashups with IKEA man
sedki alimam illustrates pop culture mashups with IKEA man sedki alimam illustrates pop culture mashups with IKEA man
nov 15, 2014
sedki alimam illustrates pop culture mashups with IKEA man


sedki alimam illustrates pop culture mashups with IKEA man
all images courtesy of sedki alimam

 

 

 

when two typologies, discplines, or figures are combined into a single visual, we are given the opportunity to make multiple associations at once. what was once familiar is still recognizable, but with a distinct twist that provides its own meaning and origins. this mentality provides the basis for sedki alimam‘s ‘IKEA man’ series.

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
hello kitty

 

 

 

according to the graphic designer, he says ‘lately, I’ve been experimenting with character design and my inspiration usually comes from a lot of unusual places. back from my last visit to IKEA, I was about to assemble a piece of furniture. I bumped into a simple character, many of you have probably seen on IKEA’s instruction manuals, thus, I decided to call him IKEA man. after a few hours of illustration and childhood cartoon flashbacks, I came up with these.’

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
papa smurf 

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
bart simpson

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
yogi bear

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
michelangelo 

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
brain

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
fred flintstone

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
spongebob

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
minion 

sedki alimam ikea man pop culture mashup illustrations
the original IKEA man

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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