Cityabyss Illustration

If you ignorant blokes thought designer vodka was the only vintage coming out of Poland, you’re quite mistaken! The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow has provided the world with this astonishing freelance illustrator – Beata Szczecinska – the beating heart behind CITYABYSS ILLUSTRATION. What is Cityabyss? Started in 2006 London, Szczecinska clarifies it to be a “subjective, symbolic vision of a world, in which human being feel lost, combined with machine or austere buildings and constructions feels more and more distant from the nature.” Tinged with hints of somber despair of the 40s and 50s, various pieces serve as symbolic construction sites where fashion, photography, design, and architecture, meld into elegant dialectics. Neither utopia or distopia, they’re versions of reality where machines seem to take on personalities, seemingly menacing, slightly threatening, informing the world of their presence. The pieces are not overtly loud but subtle, and if you’ve fallen for these pieces as we have, then don’t be passing up Cityabyss Shop where each signed edition, (including custom prints available upon request) can be adorning your walls.