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Laylah Ali

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

Laylah Ali paints some of the weirdest characters we’ve ever seen. Often strange-looking and frequently tribal, her figures are seemingly comedic until second looks reveal sinister motivations. These people (are they people?) are policemen, warriors, slaves and priests embroiled, it seems, in imminent wrongdoings. Ali is documenting contemporary political problems, in a way that seems specific but that can in fact be applied to all of us, everywhere.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.