Henning Wagenbreth avec Cry for Help
Cry for Help The tone is carefully chosen: subservient, condescending, solicitous, disdainful. That's the way the now ubiquitous 'African Scam Mail' has descended upon us and that's the way German illustrator and author Henning Wagenbreth applies his own distinct style and wit to depict them. Using just a few bright colors and an amazing command of typography, A Cry For Help is a series of brilliant vignettes ... Full description
"A Cry For Help" is a series of brilliant vignettes illustrating 36 of Wagenbreth's favourite scam emails from Africa. He uses a variety of artistic styles, from woodblock and linocut prints to computerised images, and all visualise in tragicomic manner just how easily a weapon of globalisation (the internet) can be turned against its creators. Henning Wagenbreth is an award-winning illustrator and professor of Visual Communication at the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin (Berlin Academy of Arts).