Vincent Mahé charming illustrations show misguided attempts to seem savvy in five intimidating scenarios, to accompany Dan Davies’ tongue-in-cheek article for Mr Porter on ‘How to Appear Wise’.

Too tipsy to contribute anything but enthusiastic nodding to philosophical dinner party chat, judging wine only by its price, scrolling instagram under the table in a meeting – all of these seem amusingly familiar to those who feel constantly close to being exposed as clueless. 

Vincent’s fun, stylish work lets us have a giggle at ourselves. At least you probably haven’t mistaken a fire extinguisher for modern art yet. 

Image: How to appear wise… in a contemporary art gallery

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