• “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    THE HOOK: A young couple are making out in their car out in the countryside. Suddenly the music on the radio is interrupted by a broadcast announcing a lunatic with a hook escaped the asylum. Taking it seriously they drive away. Arriving home she starts to scream: there's something hanging somewhere in the car. It's a hook!

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    EXPLODING BREASTS: Your breast implants can all of a sudden burst out as the result of low air pressures at high altitude. To be true the airport checkpoint procedures would have to be even more awkward.

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    FLASH YOUR HEADLIGHTS AND DIE: It's nighttime. You're driving and a car comes towards you with their lights off. You flash at them, right? Bad move! They are in fact gangs seeking out victims for their initiation ritual and the first driver to flash their headlights sounds like as good a criterion as any other! The new gang member has then to take you down. Nothing personal.

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    FIREFIGHTING SCUBA DIVER: A man dressed in his scuba gear was discovered in a clean up of a forest fire. He was accidentally dropped by a fire-combat helicopter tanker that picked him up while refilling in a lake near by, says the urban myth.

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    GEORGE TURKLEBAUM: "George was always the first guy in each morning and the last to leave at night, so no one found it unusual that he was in the same position all that time and didn’t say anything. He was always absorbed in his work and kept much to himself." said his boss Elliot Wachiaski while explaining why none of his co-workers noticed he was dead on his desk for 5 days.

  • “Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

    GOOD LUCK MR. GORSKY!: Astronaut Neil Armstrong made a strange remark while on the mission to the moon that was caught in the communication traffic between mission control: "Good luck Mr. Gorsky!". Goes the urban myth that 26 years later he finally conceded a young reporter the explanation. When he was a kid he overheard the neighbors, Ms. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky while playing in the backyard: "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!".

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“Urban Myths,” a Collaborative Project of Artists Drawing Popular Urban Legends

Have you heard of the story about the guy who died at his work desk and wasn’t found for days? Or how about the one about the woman whose breast implants blew up while she was on an airplane? Although there’s no proof if these incidents really happened or not, these are the types of stories that get passed around for year and years.

Urban Myths is a collaborative art series that illustrates popular urban legends. The project was orchestrated and curated by Mother Volcano, an illustration studio that has a lively, cartoonish aesthetic. From posters to editorial illustrations, the studio has a wide portfolio of creative projects, but their Urban Myths series is one you should especially check out. Artists featured in the series include Marta MonteiroNicolau, Claúdia Loureiro, and Inês Cóias. To see the full series in its entirety, check out Mother Volcano’s Behance page, but in the meantime, browse the gallery above to see a few of our favorites.

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