Lebanese comic-book artist and illustrator Raphaelle Macaron has become one of the most sought-after artists in the Arab diaspora. Her eye-catching work is reminiscent of the colorful, cartoonish Pop Art movement and vintage Egyptian movie posters. The Beirut-born, Paris-based artist’s inspirations range from current affairs to record sleeves of the Sixties and Seventies. Her illustrations have been commissioned by The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Amnesty International and others.
Here are some of her favorite pieces:
‘Beirut Explosion’ (2020)
‘Anatomy of a Nightmare’ (2020)
Edward Said (2021)
‘Nancy Jazz Pulsations’ (2021)
‘Visit Beirut’ (2018)
‘Society Magazine’ (2020)