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May 01, 2010

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lumikha

you are holy.

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my friend tagged me about this picture on facebook and we we're arguing about what does this means. WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE MEANING OF THIS? i want to stop the arguments already haha

Marc Johns

I'm not sure I can describe it's meaning exactly, but I'll give it a shot.
It's basically about imperfection. A loaf of bread looks perfect on the outside, but then you slice it, and find there are holes inside.
So if I were a piece of bread, I'd probably have a hole, the kind that when you try to spread on peanut butter, it flows through the hole and makes a bit of a mess. A great deal of my drawings are about identity, and about how we try to portray an ideal self through brand names, or through the adoption of trends. It's all a bit of a silly game, but we all participate to varying degrees (myself included). But deep inside, beneath the surface, we are all imperfect (like a slice of bread).

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  • Marc Johns makes drawings and puts them on this blog, and sometimes he makes them for people like National Geographic, Google, Wired, Newsweek, Tommy Hilfiger, and Harper Collins. He has a book called I MADE THESE DRAWINGS FOR YOU. Many of his fans have tattoos of his drawings.

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