Memes are quite simple to understand, but they do have rules. Classic memes follow the same format of set up above the image and punchline below, though other more abstract formats also exist. If you’re looking for examples Reddit is the place to go, with /r/AdviceAnimals catering to the former, and /r/Me_IRL catering for the latter.
But what of the people behind the memes? Those unsung heroes who have lent their faces to some of the web’s most iconic caricatures. After much arduous research, we stumbled upon a plethora of examples of individuals who both align to and defy the images that have proven bigger than their own personalities. Check them out in our infographic below: