Culture jamming is often used on the side of social reformers against popular brand excesses. The mischievously honest illustrations of Andrew Rae use satire and jumbles of Where’s Waldo-esque portraits to satirically critique politics and contemporary life’s fascination with the convolutions of mechanization and money grown on trees.
His line drawings have a humorous edge, but his pieces speak deeper than his style. Having had illustrations presented in the world’s top periodicals ranging from The New York times to The Guardian, there is a pervasive spark of charm and approachability that make his deliciously colorful pieces accessible to everyone.
Key themes found in his work are individuality, joy, bureaucratic skepticism, anthropomorphism, political metaphor, robots, chaos and resolution. His love for intricate detail in both narrative and visual expertise make his stories as appeasing as the various topics he seeks to set straight through using a little bit of needed humour.