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These surreal superhero mash-ups will freak you out

superhero mash-ups

Whichever way you turn, you can never really figure out the happenings in these illustrations

Everybody loves a superhero, whether it's gazing at the work of one of the greatest comic book artists (opens in new tab) or spotting them in some of the best designs in sci-fi movies (opens in new tab), they've been a part of our pop culture for decades. However, we've never quite seen them like this before.

Madrid based designer Oscar Gutierrez (opens in new tab) likes to paint things a little bit differently. Taking the well-known aesthetics of some of our favourite superheroes such as Spider-Man and Superman, he then twists and turns them into a mélange of limbs, shapes and colours. Whichever way you look, you can never really figure them out.

Often encorporating typography and animals into his work, most of his work is inspired by American pop culture and it shows. We absolutely adore this series and we think you will too - even if it does freak you out a little bit first.

superhero mash-ups

superhero mash-ups

superhero mash-ups

superhero mash-ups

Find out more over on the Oscar Gutierrez (opens in new tab) website.

So, did these illustrations freak you out? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine
Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.