Digital illustrations of iconic firearms
Can you imagine Clint Eastwood without his gun? And what about Bonnie and Clyde? Photographs of these personalities holding their guns have made history and contributed to turning them into the most famed American outlaws. Sometimes the accessories used by famous characters become an icon as much as the character itself. Award-winning Italian multimedia designer Federico Mauro’s interest in iconic instruments and accessories is no secret: his previous works include his series Famous Glasses, Famous Shoes, and Famous Guitars. Now this young designer who wrote his college thesis on horror films brings us Famous Guns, the latest addition to his collection of digital drawings.
The minimalistic design that guides the Famous series lets each object speak for itself. In fact, what is surprising about Federico’s work is that it illustrates the extraordinary extent to which seemingly small objects contribute to the perceived personality of their legendary holders. From the massive M-16 rifle used by Tony Montana in Scarface to James Bond’s elegant black gun capped with a silencer, each of the drawings epitomizes the most famous bad guys of pop culture.