Often in life, what most fascinates us are the things we don’t completely understand at first… it’s the things that make us work a little bit that carry the most reward. Such is the art of illustrator/designer/artist Nacho Diaz of Spain. Each of his illustrations hold some hidden meaning, some underlying theme which doesn’t reveal itself until you look closer and ponder the possibilities of each element: zebra stripes become a bird cage, a rabbit gets its own lucky foot, or a certain letter of the alphabet marks the location of treasure.
Far from simply being clever tricks of the eye or stealthily created metaphors, Diaz’s work stands out with its clean execution and expressive cartoonish characters. While his work generally lacks a solid, visually cohesive style to bind it together as a series, that may not be very important when you consider how well each images stands on its own. For more of Nacho Diaz’s work and for his large catalog of prints on t-shirts, head to naolitoart.com.