Artist Turns Everyday Sayings and Phrases Into Pun-Filled Illustrations

We usually don’t think much about sayings and phrases that we use in everyday communication. But for Oman-based graphic designer and illustrator Nabhan Abdullatif, they are a source of inspiration for an entertaining series of cartoons.

Abdullatif takes everyday saying and phrases and turns them into pun-filled illustrations. His works are minimalistic but filled with characters that will both make you laugh and charm you with their cute looks. 

When browsing through Abdullatif’s works, you’ll encounter phrases that you probably use every day. However, there is a chance that you’ll start thinking about them in a different way and have to battle the urge not to chuck next time you or someone else mentions them.

For example, the phrase “I’d be lost without you” is illustrated using two happy socks. An illustration of two glass panels, one clear and the other tinted, illustrates, “I want to be perfectly clear with you.”

Aside from these charming and funny cartoons, Abdullatif, who has 12 years of experience in graphic design and illustrations, also creates all sorts of conceptual and vector art. His works can be found all over the internet, but the best place to check them out is his Instagram profile. Continue scrolling to see some of our favorites.