“Life is too short to get a real job”, says Elia Colombo, also known as Gebe, and we are nothing but grateful for his unusual motto, as it got this Italian artist to where he is now. Gebe combines his passion for graphic design and philosophy to create thought-provoking artwork.
The freelance designer, illustrator, and self-named ‘free spirit’ turns his views and observations into colorful conceptual illustrations that hold a mirror to modern society, pointing out its flaws with a fair share of humor and irony. Gebe seeks perfection in simplicity, which results in a minimalistic and incredibly accurate satire in an image.
In his polished illustrations, Gebe reflects on controversial topics, such as social habits, media, and religion and makes us face the harsh reality of today’s world.
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#1 Dream Big, It’s Free
#2 Breaking The Rule
#3 We Can Undo It!
The research process of the idea is a phase of immense introspection. Once the inspiration comes, Elia can imagine the final product, drawing it first on paper and then transforming and perfecting it on Adobe Illustrator.
With irony, sarcasm, and color, Gebe tackles social habits, institutions and the social media with a critical tone. Elia wants to make people think, try to make them think differently.