Sacramento, California-based illustrator Jerrod Maruyama has a way of taking our favorite pop culture characters and turning them into cute and cuddly creations. He uses the term "kawaii" which he tells us is the Japanese version of cute. "The Japanese culture uses characters for just about everything," he says. "There is a real appreciation for cute… Continue
Added by alice on August 24, 2011 at 10:30am —
Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Jon Bertelli takes some of the most curiously cute animal photography we've seen in a long time. Whether it's of a patient cat precariously perched on a bicycle seat plotting his next move or it's of a baby giraffe seemingly stretching his neck out to be in the shot, each one will make you smile for its sweet storytelling ways. …
Added by alice on August 13, 2011 at 11:30am —
If you're looking for a few good laughs, check out Brainless Tales, a once-a-day comic by a man named Marcus. He calls it "weird daily art masquerading as a daily comic." Search through his archives and you'll find some hidden gems, especially when he sneaks in some internet/pop culture references.
From his website: "Cartoons and games are fun to make, but they also consume a great deal… Continue
Added by alice on March 19, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Xavier Gallego is an illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona, Spain who creates monsters and animals that are so cute and cuddly, you want to reach into your computer screen and hug them. Each of his candy-colored illustrations tell a sweet and silly story that you can't help but fall in love with.
A little over a month ago, Gallego launched an Eyesores iPhone app where you customize… Continue
Added by alice on December 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Reminiscent of something Jonathan Adler might do, these kitschy cute ceramic lamps are just whimsical enough that I want them all displayed on my mantle. This new lighting collection, by Abigail Ahern, was showcased at the London Design Festival. I love the different colored lampshade atop each of the sculptures and how just one of them could "lighten" up a whole… Continue
Added by alice on September 24, 2010 at 9:00am —
Most of us hate rats. In fact, when you see one, you probably start freaking out, acting all sorts of crazy.
This incredibly cute set by 19-year-old British photographer Jessica Florence forces us to have a whole new perspective on the little critters. She does a great job humanizing the rats, giving them a lovable personality.
Added by Eugene on July 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This collaborative piece by Phil Lumbang and Becca would fall under the "cute" category of street art. The scene is almost reminiscent of something you'd see in a children's book. It was seen in Los Angeles, on Mateo + 7th.
Added by Eugene on July 19, 2010 at 11:00am —
You can always count on artist Luke Chueh to both shock and surprise you with his sweet but disturbing work. CoproGallery is the current home to Luke Chueh's new pieces. The show, titled Beginnings / Endings (And Other Worthless Epiphanies), toes the line between comedy and tragedy,…
Added by alice on May 10, 2010 at 7:00am —
An illustrator specializing in clay, Irma Gruenholz makes stories come alive through her clever and creative art. Her three dimensional illustrations have a wonderfully nostalgic feel to them and through her characters' simple yet subtle expressions you can really feel the emotions in each piece.…
Added by alice on April 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
A Birth Day
Jean-sébastien Deheeger is a French illustrator who's created some very cute and clever designs that will speak to your inner child. He cites his personal experiences as inspiration and he likes taking simple objects and putting a funny twist on them. I particularly love his characters' expressions.
Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm —
The Soundtrack Continue
Luke Chueh's pieces are really cute in an eerily disturbing way - and that's exactly why they're so great. Featuring sad and/or tortured characters, Chueh's work stems from the intolerance he suffered as child growing up as a Chinese-American.
Luke was born in Philadelphia, but raised in Fresno. In 2003, Chueh moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in…
Added by Eugene on August 29, 2009 at 11:00am —
Using ink and watercolors, Jeff Soto creates cute little blob monsters that look like raindrops with personalities. I just can't help but smile when I look at these pieces.
If you happen to find yourself in San Francisco tomorrow, July 9, you can catch these at the group show "WHAMMY!". They'll be at the VASF Gallery in San Francisco from…
Added by Eugene on July 8, 2009 at 11:30am —
There aren't many things in this world cuter than these baby animals. Even the biggest and most dangerous animals look adorable in their early stages of life.
Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 12:00am —