#ThingsThatIHear was a project created by illustrator Avner Geller. The concept is just what you’d expect, he draws out conversations he’s overheard and brings them to life.
The idea arrived when Avner, an illustrator at Dreamworks was visiting a cookware store in Los Angeles when a young woman was looking at her phone and sighing.
The lady on the phone then exclaimed “He wants to go to Bali. But I say Fiji!” and the absurdity of her ‘first world problem’ inspired Avner to start illustrating his hilarious overheard encounters.
From that moment on I started to catch all sorts of real-life conversations, that eventually turned into these illustrations.
Avner aims to create characters in her world of #ThingsThatIHear that we would all recognise. They’re our coworkers, supermarket checkout staff, commuters and friends.
They face struggles similar to our own, from adulthood to opinions to exercise and dating.