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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

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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.