Homophobic sexist insults, and pseudo-compliments on the looks often punctuated by "lol", are common subject on social networks. This vocabulary of questionable taste represented by various hand letterings, highlights the multiple sources of these insults.
This portrait of an androgynous woman hilights the stalkers' stereotypical ideas : a woman with short hair is necessarily a "lesbian feminist" which is a profile (among others) that attracks a lot of hateful remarks.
The complementary duotone, the cut-out silhouette and the rasterized shadow refer to a pop aesthetic, symbolizing the universal scope of the phenomenon and also the casualness of the stalkers, who justify their actions under the cover of "humor" (as for example , "la ligue du LOL".).
Contacted by Magma magazine,
I designed the cover of the N° 49, which dedicates a special file on the harassment on social networks.
Words, invectives, thrown on the web by anonymous,
and which stick to the skin, as stigmas.
These rivers of hateful, racist and homophobic remarks,
though on-screen, affect real pepole
and turn their life into hell.