Peep This: Noma Bar Shape Portraits


The curve of a jawline, the arch of an eyebrow: how well do you know your pop culture icons? From politics to music to the small screen, illustrator Noma Bar portrays famous figures with colorful illustration that’s been distilled to a series of basic shapes. The results are sometimes straightforward, and sometimes sly. We’re featuring a cross-section of Noma Bar portraits to coincide with the paperback launch of his book Guess Who:The Illustrations Of Noma Bar

(available April 7); click through to see if you can match the personality to the portrait and highlight for answers.

Tony Soprano

Nick Hornby

George W. Bush

Michael Jackson

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

Vladimir Putin

Charlie Chaplin

Kim Jong-Il

Read a full interview with illustrator Noma Bar on Grain Edit.