ILLUSTRATOR ALAN DUNNE is unusual among email users – in that he pays attention to the scam spam he gets into his inbox.
From “stories of dying millionaire philanthropists looking for me to inherit their millions to continue their legacy, or tales of dethroned dignitaries itching to lodge large sums of money to me for safe keeping”, Dunne takes these “impressive tales of deception” and turns them into wonderfully wry illustrations.
In one such illustration from his ‘Spam Series’ – available to view on his Flickr account or at AlanDunne.ie – Dunne conjures up the tale of Alena, a lonely 30-year-old Russian lady appealing for love with someone who can help her get over her disappointment with Russian men… (see this and others in the slideshow below).
He told TheJournal.ie:
The spam email illustrations are really fun to do. I reckon I must be the only person who tells people to forward on their spam!
(All images © Alan Dunne)