ARTS & CULTURE

Here Are The Beautiful Illustrations Giving Us Life This Election

Art makes the scary go away.

09/11/2016 6:59 AM IST | Updated 09/11/2016 8:21 PM IST
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Happy election, readers! It’s hard to believe we are finally reaching that glorious finish line. As we do, artists and illustrators all over the country are making our turning stomachs a little less jittery by sharing their optimistic and super sassy election-centric drawings on Instagram. 

Take a break from refreshing the polls or scrolling Twitter or replaying results in your head to check out some of the illustrations created and shared on this most apocalyptic of voting times.

See you on the other side, folks. 

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A photo posted by Sandy (@sandyapolis) on

Third (in a series of three) illustration encouraging voter empowerment. If you've got it (the right to vote), flaunt it. #imwithher #vote #empowered #cleavageforclinton #hootersforhillary #boobswithballs #aigagetoutthevote #design #illustration #jbjorkdesignstudio

A photo posted by Johanna Björk (@jbjork) on

Fuck this guy. Vote.🗳🇺🇸

A photo posted by Phoebe Wahl (@phoebewahl) on

vote! 🇺🇸

A photo posted by Andrea Antoinette Nakhla (@andreantoinette) on

Third party voting

A photo posted by Jack Sjogren (@sjogrenjack) on

bye hater literally never talk 2 me again!!! ty!!! #boybye

A photo posted by Frances Waite (@franceswaite) on

#susanbanthony #hillaryclinton #girlscandoanything #illustratorsoninstagram #suffragette

A photo posted by Chuck Gonzales (@cgonzaillo) on

#debatesketch #hillaryclinton #debate2016 #debatenight #nasty #cgonzaillo

A photo posted by Chuck Gonzales (@cgonzaillo) on

Khizr Khan, from my DNC sketchbook (see my website for link to rest)

A photo posted by Jen Sorensen (@jen_sorensen) on

GO VOTE

A photo posted by Christopher David Ryan (@hellocdr) on

Tell me it's going to be okay #jamesyangart #illustration #election

A photo posted by James Yang #jamesyangart (@yangblog) on

Goals.

A photo posted by Christopher David Ryan (@hellocdr) on

#HillYeah 🇺🇸#imwithher #ericyahnker #teamnasty

A photo posted by Eric Yahnker (@ericyahnker) on

In the words of the AMAZING @carinakay... "I’m voting for every woman who has ever been called “too earnest” “too loud” “too opinionated” “too pushy” “too demanding” or “too much, just too much.” For the women who have been guilted, shamed or dismissed because their victories and successes and triumphs made pathetic men feel small. I’m voting for the next generation of girls who deserve to live in a world where they don’t have to constantly fear for their safety, a world where 1 in 4 won’t be raped by the time they graduate college. I’m voting for the little girls who still believe that “pretty” is a measure of success, for little boys who are taught that doing anything “like a girl” is an insult. I’m voting for my female friends of color who are too often left out of the conversation entirely, whose experiences are undermined and ignored. I’m voting for those we’ve lose to suicide because people with small minds and twisted hearts made my friends feel like being queer made them less than, made their very existence wrong. I’m voting for my Muslim-American friends who continue to be treated like the enemy when they are really anything but. I’m voting for the White Helmets in Syria and the bright-eyed, bad ass little girl in Seattle who just got her first bike and helmet and the bad ass little girl across the world that is dreaming about food and a roof and an end to the bombing. For the mother of that little girl who dreams of nothing more than safety for her child. I’m voting for the refugees and the immigrants and those who have forgotten that this is a country built by and for refugees and immigrants. I’m voting for the founding mothers who are mentioned in footnotes if even at all. For the women throughout history who have gone by “anonymous” because the byline of a woman would devalue the words that they had written. I’m voting for the Mexican-American Abuelita that raised me, the woman who came into this country undocumented and cleaned houses and raised other people’s children because she had the audacity to believe that her own children deserved to have a better, brighter life ― that all children do..." Let's make HERstory today.

A photo posted by Geesubay (@geesubay) on

Precious Patriotism, 2015, charcoal on paper, 42x42in. #gollum #trump #ericyahnker #drawing

A photo posted by Eric Yahnker (@ericyahnker) on

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