Pop Culture Icons as Minimalist Art Posters


In today’s round-the-clock news cycle, the images of world leaders and entertainers have been burned into our brains. Capitalizing on this media saturation, Ali Jabbar, an artist located out of Dubai, has created minimalist portraits of popular political and cultural personalities in his series Simple Public Figures . After the jump, check out his stripped down renderings, and see if you can recognize the public figure from the bare essentials.

Larry King

Marilyn Monroe

Mahatma Gandhi

Diego Maradona

Barack Obama