Hate Is Ugly
With searing, visually layered imagery, Melinda Beck delivers a strong, anti-hate message in this illustration. Bending her style to expressive effect, Beck riddles the central silhouetted profile head with holes and incorporates an ominously red snake and mouth with rodent-like teeth. Far from benign, the botanical border consists of thorns, insects and other signifiers of decay and destruction. Often combining digital and hand-drawn imagery, Beck creates illustrations for magazines, books, cover designs, posters, and animations.