From Coșbuc to Palahniuk: The Insane Illustrations of Lucian Lupu

Lucian Lupu is a Romanian illustrator, characters designer and advertiser, with a sweet tooth for twisting forms and figures in a manner that we don’t know where they begin and where they end anymore. The most interesting of his illustrated projects are based on literature, from which he selected totally different authors.



For instance, what on Earth does George Coșbuc, the Romanian poet in love with his country, its historical heroes and the girls with black cingles, has to do with the dark and unconventional contemporary novelist Chuck Palahniuk? Lucian’s illustrations for “Nunta Zamfirei” are just a quiet sensible compromise which doesn’t emphasize the artist’s true talent. The actual true skills and artistic views are aggressively stated in his “Fight Club” project.




It’s like these sets of art pieces are created by two different human beings; the one who enjoys the light and the other one who lives in the dark. But hey, we’ve got all light and darkness in us!

More of Lucian’s Illustrations on Facebook and Behance

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Romanian self-taught writer, based in Cyprus, interested in contemporary art, unconventional culture and gonzo journalism. Writing for almost a decade, he is agnostic, supports a censorship-free society and reads way less than he wants.

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