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The Artful Pop Culture Silhouette Series

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Not since we discovered how to make a boxing shadow puppet with a bent thumb and crooked palm have we ever been so enraptured with a set of silhouettes.

While these dark visions weren't created with dexterously placed fingers, that shouldn't detract from their gorgeous simplicity. The work of silhouette specialist Jordan Monsell, this series of portraits are part of his new exhibit at the Hero Complex GalleryCut It Out.

Despite only conveying his subjects with the cut out outline of a brow and nose, Monsell manages to portray pop culture figures with a great deal more skill than we ever could with a full-colour attempt. 

Featuring over 300 characters from the world of film, comics, video games, sci-fi and horror, Monsell's show opens at the Los Angeles-based gallery today - but if you can't make it out there, we've picked some of our favourites below. 

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Two-Face

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Ash J Williams

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Thanos

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Dr Who (David Tennant)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Rocket and Groot

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The cast of Firefly

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The case of Guardians of the Galaxy

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Nosferatu

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