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Vince Low: Dyslexic Artist Highlights Condition

If there was ever any proof that dyslexia doesn’t limit you, it’s Vince Low.

The artist, from Kuala Lumpur has created a series of beautiful images of other famous dyslexics, by “creating artistic order, from the chaos of pen lines”.

The “Faces” project started when Vince Low was head illustrator at advertising agency Grey. He created three portraits of famous dyslexics to create awareness and support for the condition. Those three portraits were John Lennon, Pablo Picasso, and Albert Einstein.

John Lennon

John Lennon. Image By Vince Low

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso. Image By Vince Low

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein. Image By Vince Low

Due to the huge impact these portraits had on the public in Malaysia, Vince has expanded on the project, where he moved onto portraits of other dyslexic people from the public eye.

Vince Low Explains All

“It all started with an advertising campaign for the Dyslexia Association of Malaysia. In Malaysia, most people are not aware of dyslexia at all. In fact, through our campaign, we found out that many parents actually think that their dyslexic children are retarded or mentally disabled.

This year, we came out with a second phase to address the issue. We used well-known celebrities who were dyslexics to illustrate that dyslexia is not a curse, but a gift.

The fact that I am a dyslexic made the message stronger. It proved that anyone with dyslexia could be successful as well.

In terms of art direction, I was looking for a certain style that could be easily understood yet difficult to execute.

My initial drawings met the brief and were accepted by my creative director but I was not satisfied. I tried again, this time experimenting with scribbles to draw a portrait of Kimbo Slice.

My creative director loved it and all three of our dyslexic icons were subsequently re-illustrated using this style.” ~ Vince Low

You can see the full range of Vince Low’s illustrations on his personal Behance gallery for his original campaign and for the expanded Faces campaign

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