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Well-Known Cartoon Characters in Detailed Decay by Pez Artwork

French artist and illustrator Pierre-Yves Riveau , perhaps better known as PEZ Artwork, created this series of drawings, playfully titled Distroy.  The graphite drawings seem to depict a number of well-known characters sourced from cartoons and video games, each in various stages of decay.  However, the characters seem to be physical structures as much as biological persons.  Paint appears to be flaking away, old facades revealed and covered in graffiti all on the faces of otherwise cheerful cartoon characters.  Distroy reveals a darker side of pop-culture, and perhaps a more pessimistic outlook for the larger society it operates within, the audience sitting in front of the television. See more of Riveau's drawings after the jump.

French artist and illustrator Pierre-Yves Riveau , perhaps better known as PEZ Artwork, created this series of drawings, playfully titled Distroy.  The graphite drawings seem to depict a number of well-known characters sourced from cartoons and video games, each in various stages of decay.  However, the characters seem to be physical structures as much as biological persons.  Paint appears to be flaking away, old facades revealed and covered in graffiti all on the faces of otherwise cheerful cartoon characters.  Distroy reveals a darker side of pop-culture, and perhaps a more pessimistic outlook for the larger society it operates within, the audience sitting in front of the television.

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