Scantily clad Marvel heroes subvert the pin-up genre

A naked Captain America reaching for his underwear
[Image: David Talaski]

Taking its name from how people would display the images, the pin-up genre has entertained people for decades. If you look closely at pieces of pin-up art though, you might notice that most of them depict glamorous women in compromising states of undress.

However these illustrations by David Talaski subvert the genre by showing buff guys snagging their kit on house plants, capes and shower doors. And just as pin-ups of yore would depict the fantasies of the time, these illustrations rely on today's biggest fictional characters: superheroes from the Marvel universe.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.