Wouldn’t the world be such a better place if we could all just put aside our differences and hug it out? In a set of endearing illustrations, Ingrid Aspock shows just that with some of the most famous rivals in pop culture. The illustrator and graphic designer from Salzburg, Austria studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The simplicity and brightness of her sketches can’t help but make you smile. If Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker can put down their light sabers, hug, and make up, I think everyone can. So hop aboard Ingrid’s love train, start spreading some oxytocin, and hug your arch-nemesis today!
For more fun sketches, check out Ingrid’s online portfolio. And stay tuned after the jump to see Paul Zak (AKA Dr. Love) talk about how hugs increase morality and empathy.