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8 Famous Quotes Illustrated With Clever Artwork

"It's Not What You Look At That Matters, It's What You See" -Henry David Thoreau

Famous for his thought provoking negative space artwork, Tang Yau Hoong is an illustrator based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hoong has just released a brilliant new series where he pairs clever illustrations with famous quotes. In one of his favorite new prints below, Hoong takes Steve Jobs’ popular quote, “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” and illustrates it by placing two half eaten apples next to each other. So if you look within the negative space, you can subtly make out the silhouette of Steve Jobs.

In an interview with My Modern Met, Hoong explains the inspiration behind his art:

I enjoy making illusion art because it has the ability to mislead us. We rely on sight in our lives and yet it is so fragile that we could easily be deceived by what we see.

I’ve been following Hoong for a long time who happens to be one of my favorite new artists. So check out some of his latest prints:

"Stay Hungry Stay Foolish" -Steve Jobs“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” -Steve Jobs <Tweet This>
 
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done" -Nelson Mandela“It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done” -Nelson Mandela <Tweet This>
 
"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun" -Albert Einstein“Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun” -Albert Einstein <Tweet This>
 
"Always Remember That You Are Absolutely Unique, Just Like Everyone Else" -Margaret Mead.“Always Remember That You Are Absolutely Unique, Just Like Everyone Else” -Margaret Mead <Tweet This>
 
"Imagination Is The Beginning of Creation" -George Bernard Shaw“Imagination Is The Beginning of Creation” -George Bernard Shaw <Tweet This>
 
"Patience Is The Companion Of Wisdom" -St. Augustine“Patience Is The Companion Of Wisdom” -St. Augustine <Tweet This>
 
"A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step" -Lao Tzu“A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step” -Lao Tzu <Tweet This>
 

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