Super-

Super-

Mix-Media/Digital Installation + Print Illustration/Dimensions variable

 

Super- project is a criticism of propaganda and the overused concept of “hero.” The use of comic patterns is implemented to create fictional characters based on existing political figures. The interactive process of “giving superpower” refers to how political figures have been shaped and empowered. Why do we need these “heroes?” Who empowers them? Why are these powers suitable when they are translated as “superpowers” in an imaginary world? 


Text & Design: Michael Zibin Yuan
Print in Pratt Grad ComD studio, New York, December 2014

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 Research in taxnonomy of Political Units and typology of Superheros.

Research in taxnonomy of Political Units and typology of Superheros.

 "Patterns" Poster, Print, 34in x 44in

"Patterns" Poster, Print, 34in x 44in

 Character Model

Character Model

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 "General Baekdu", Illustration, 10in x 6.75in

"General Baekdu", Illustration, 10in x 6.75in

 "Leopard-man", Illustration, 10in x 6.75in

"Leopard-man", Illustration, 10in x 6.75in

 "Hawklady", Illustration, 6.75in x 10.5in

"Hawklady", Illustration, 6.75in x 10.5in

 "Arctic the Great", Illustration, 6.75in x 10.5in ", illustration, 10in x 6.75in

"Arctic the Great", Illustration, 6.75in x 10.5in ", illustration, 10in x 6.75in

 Comic size collection

Comic size collection

 "_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery

"_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery

 "_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery

"_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery

 "_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery

"_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery

 "_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery

"_ology" Exhibition, Dec 4th 2015 Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus Gallery