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Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa
Henning Wagenbreth:
Cry for Help
36 Scam Emails from Africa
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The tone is carefully chosen: subservient, condescending, solicitous, disdainful. That’s the way the now ubiquitous ‘African Scam Mail’ has descended upon us and that’s the way German illustrator and author Henning Wagenbreth applies his own distinct style and wit to depict them.
Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa (image 1) Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa (image 2)
Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa (image 3) Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa (image 4)
Using just a few bright colors and an amazing command of typography, Cry For Help is a series of brilliant vignettes illustrating 36 of Wagenbreth’s favorite scam emails from Africa.

Styles utlized include woodblock, linocut prints and computerized images, and all visualize in tragicomic manner just how easily a weapon of globalization (the internet) can be turned against its creators.

Henning Wagenbreth is an award-winning illustrator and professor of Visual Communication at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (Berlin Academy of Arts).

80 pages, Paperback, 5'' x 8'' (130 x 200 mm)
45 color illustrations, English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-245-2 
ISBN-10: 1-58423-245-5 $ 16.95
About the Artist:
Henning Wagenbreth
Henning Wagenbreth
Excerpt from an article by Matthias Schneider, Goethe Institut: "The work of Henning Wagenbreth resembles a treasure chamber, a collection of curios, in which you might encounter mechanical installa­tions, obscure sensations and lovable freaks from the fin de siècle to the modern digital age."
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Cry For Help: 36 Scam Emails from Africa (image 6)
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See also:

Hendrik Dorgathen: Space Dog
Hendrik Dorgathen: Space Dog
With his pioneering, wordless graphic novel, Space Dog, Hendrik Dorgathen has been hailed as the first illustrator to bridge the gap between comics and art. Hendrik Dorgathen is a lecturer at the School of Art & Design, in Kassel, Germany. more...
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