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Paul Chiappe

Posted by James Cartwright,

Old photos? Cool. Hyper-real drawings of old photos? Cooler. Miniaturist hyper-real drawings of old photos depicting Victorian children in animal masks and Laurel and Hardy’s fictitious school portrait? Coolest. Paul Chiappe creates these tiny graphite masterpieces in microscopic detail, concealing bizarre characters within unremarkable surroundings. Peering through a magnifying glass at these images conjures the voyeuristic illusion of glimpsing a surreal secret history in which Humpty Dumpty was a real egg-headed child and Adolf Hitler had his trademark ’tache before he even reached puberty.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.