Sort of like 95% of Hip-Hop and Rap.It is everywhere because it takes no technical skill. Few people invest heavily in their craft to produce anything outstanding. To be a high-level illustrator takes training and practice. Cranking out this shitty art style does not.
I can't be the only one who's noticed the ugly art aesthetic used by Facebook and various other media brands and companies. You know it when you see it: tiny heads on huge bodies, often with tree-trunk arms or necks, weird skin colors, and a general soy vibe that suggests those who devised the style and executed it are almost certainly SJW cranks. You can see the ideology in this nonsense.
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I don't think flat visual design is inherently bad, but this is clearly an ideological weapon being wielded by those who subscribe to absurd notions of the promotion of ugliness under the guise of "body positivity."
Lately I've been thinking that Grand Admiral Thrawn was right: you can learn a lot about the psychology of a civilization from looking at its art. And ours is hopelessly confused and adrift in a sea of endless electronic concupiscence, in denial of reality, with a distorted and unnatural visual notion of humanity derived from a ludicrously inaccurate, secular vision of morality. There's been a lot of discussion of this in the "Why do all new buildings look like this?" thread, but these graphic design examples provide perhaps an even clearer portrayal of how Marxist ideology poisons everything, even art.
It's especially unnerving when you consider that even in the Soviet Union, the art had a daring, stoic quality, and sometimes seems genuinely inspirational. But art like the examples above is addled with infantilism, suggesting that we have already plunged ever further into psycho-social depravity than the tyrant empires of the 20th century. This Hugbox Bolshevism, as I'm calling it, is just one more hideous mutation of the Satanic mind-virus that has been gnawing at western civilization for over a century now.
“How do we get past the barrier of ethnicity? And Jim Jinkins, the show’s creator said, ‘Let’s try coloring them all different colors.’”Many interesting takes in this topic
I personally always thought that this art-style was popularised because it de-racialises art. That in itself is newspeak for erasing the White Man (everywhere)
The first step is by making skintone green/purple/blue and erasing typically White facial features in art
Art is taken away from 'White supremacy/patriarchy ideals' and brought to some unknown alien-like style. Green faces, blue skin, purple hair, non-recognizable facial features, over-simplified lining, grotesque proportions etc etc.
After having read most comments here it's properly a mix of old-school communist demoralization techniques and the modern cultural Marxist war on the White Man