I’ll admit to enjoying fashion illustrator aleXsandro Palombo’s cheeky commentary on fashion designers, icons, and the industry, in general, on his blog Humor Chic … at first. And I might even wear one of his “I Love Anorexia” T-shirts if it wouldn’t elicit a lecture from Jessica, but lately Palombo’s “art” has become so vulgar and controversial just for the sake of controversy. I, like Jessica, don’t see the meaning or point behind a drawing of a skeletal Rachel Zoe sitting on a toilet. It’s just crass. And I sure as hell don’t think a sexed-up Anne Frank with her 14-year-old head pointing a machine gun at Adolf Hitler’s head says anything of worth either.
Check out more illustrations after the jump.
Palombo’s illustration imagines that Frank would be a super heroine ridding society of what ails it — racism, anti-Semitism, oppression, etc. And Hitler, decked out in a bunch of logos, represents these ailments. And while the image of Hitler works slightly better as a stand-alone piece, the intention behind the total image is hard to understand without Palombo’s written commentary. His illustrations should work on their own without any explanation. All in all, I find nothing humorous or chic about these illustrations. What do you think? [Humor Chic]