Don’t Rush Challenge by visual artists getting aclaim


By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Almost two months ago, Toluwalase Asolo, a 20-year-old business management student at the University of Hull, tweeted a clip with the caption, “The boredom jumped out.†To the song of Don’t Rush by UK rap duo Young T and Bugsey, she and her seven girlfriends changed looks seamlessly while passing around a makeup brush used as a metaphorical baton.
This one minute and 26-second video would go on to garner 2 million views and become the popular #DontRushChallenge.
We have seen many try the famous challenge before the trend died down. But this recent one by the Pakistani visual artists is taking the internet by storm. Shared by Umair Najeeb Khan, the brains behind Paak Legion (Pakistan’s first superheroes comics) on his Twitter, the minute-long video has garnered more than 77k views by the social media users.
In the video, we see eight illustrators take the Don’t Rush Challenge and the results were mindblowing! Every artist could be seen in an animated version of him/herself and we are in complete awe.
Taking part in the challenge were Khan, Abeer Kasiri, Maha Abdul Alaam, Haris Mansoor, Maheen Z, Samad Rizvi, Saleha Kamran Afzaal and Ameer Zahir Ali. Twitter lauded the efforts of the illustrators.