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Illustration: Michael Kuo illustrates the weird, uncomfortable and awkward

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Illustrator Michael Kuo seems to thrive on the kind of wriggle-inducing awkwardness that other people flee from. His work focuses on the mean, the naughty and the downright uncomfortable; from a gang of despondent-seeming petty criminals, a scantilly-clad woman on a string of weird dates with a bald hairy-chested man and a series based on people who do odd things under the cover of darkness. Bold, bright and colourful in a way that seems to defy his subject matter, his illustration borders on comic art. Particularly charming are his Bad Type illustrations which see letters composed of uncomfortable looking and violently-inclined people. Here’s to Michael for providing a space in the illustration world for the rude, the dirty-minded and the slightly awkward.

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    Michael Kuo: Bad Types

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    Michael Kuo: Bad Types

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    Michael Kuo: This Is It

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    Michael Kuo: Melancholy

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    Michael Kuo: Bad Company

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    Michael Kuo: Investigaćion

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    Michael Kuo: Date Nights

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    Michael Kuo: Late Nights

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    Michael Kuo: Late Nights

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    Michael Kuo: Late Nights

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    Michael Kuo: Late Nights

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    Michael Kuo: Late Nights


Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.