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Korean Artist Makes Visual Puns from Pop Culture | Monday Insta Illustrator

Can you guess the meanings behind @hi_bin's humorous drawings?
December 21, 2015, 4:30pm

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Aug 20, 2015 at 2:21am PDT

Tiny visual puns mashed with iconic characters make up the Instagram profile of illusrations by @hi_bin: Batman and the Joker in a heated game of ping-pong, Ghengis Khan on a gameshow, Ronald McDonald and Colonel Sanders play Scrabble, while fat Neo dodges healthy vegetables, etc. Many of the charming images are captioned in Korean, but the messages behind them are clear. The most epic adversaries—real and imaginary—are just playing a game.

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While the symbolism isn't obvious, @hi_bin's comments elucidate their meaning. For English speakers, the frequent reference to Korean words makes the illustrations something of a guessing game that reveals themselves only through Google Translate. Check out a few of our favorites below, and if you guess their intentions without cheating, let us know in the comments.

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Dec 21, 2015 at 3:11am PST

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Dec 1, 2015 at 9:16am PST

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:24am PST

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:30am PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Aug 16, 2015 at 9:34pm PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Jun 20, 2015 at 1:49pm PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Jun 7, 2015 at 8:30am PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Jun 27, 2015 at 3:36am PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on May 5, 2015 at 7:19am PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Mar 30, 2015 at 4:39pm PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Mar 22, 2015 at 8:46am PDT

A photo posted by bin (@hi_bin) on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:46pm PDT

See more of @hi_bin's visual puns on Instagram.

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