New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the ornate forms that have a traditional feel. There's so much going on in each scene…Continue
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Atlanta-based graphic designer Justin Barber's Truth and Lies series tells it like it is, while poking fun at the little white lies we all tell each other and ourselves. Whether it's a stretch of the truth or a little lie to save others from a harsh dose of honesty, we're all guilty of taking part in these tiny truths…
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Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and transforms it into charming…Continue
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Redditor Tatsputin is a working dad who finds himself traveling out of state for ten days out of every month, but he takes a piece of his kids with him through their adorably scribbled drawings. While on the plane, the loving father affectionately colors in the drawings his tiny tots made for his trip and hands…Continue
Added by Pinar on December 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Food illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin has combined two of our loves - coffee and books - into one fun illustration. Called Literary Coffee, it shows famous authors like Bram Stroker, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare as cups of hot java (or other drinks). While many of these you'll know right off the bat, some you may have to look up to really get the inside…
Added by alice on November 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
These perfectly constructed multi-car pile-ups are actually digital sculptures by artist Chris LaBrooy. The series, called Auto Aerobics, features a collection of cars that are intertwined like large metal puzzle pieces. Paired with the phrase: "And roll….and stretch….and glide…..and flex," the project features cars that twist and turn and tumble, and fit perfectly together in…
Added by katie hosmer on November 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of social media as elusive spying platforms. Each image reflects its fair share of…Continue
Animals From History is a playful series that ties together history lessons with incredibly detailed animal illustrations. Created by Christina Hess, each full color print features a famous character portrayed by a well-dressed cat or a dog. Hess pairs her illustrations with the elaborate life stories of cleverly named characters…
Added by katie hosmer on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Southern California-based artist Adonna Khare creates incredibly imaginative illustrations of animals whimsically interacting with each other. From enormous elephants to miniature mice, Khare creates an illustrated zoo full of diverse creatures. She even includes mythical creatures that range in surreal sizes. In one instance a gorilla wears a tower as a hat and in another a bear standing…
In The Last Supper, Moscow-based artist Nataliya Platonova filled every page of her little notebook with clever illustrations and she utilized the crease to add dimension to each playful scene. The project features all kinds of interesting characters about to enjoy a meal at the dinner table.
Occasionally the artist adds a hint of color to the otherwise…Continue
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"Nevermore." You don't have to be a bibliophile to love this new illustration of Edgar Allan Poe by Evgeny Parfenov. The Moscow, Russia-based illustrator has really outdone himself, creating this stunning vector portrait of the late author with a clever twist. The 1985 poem "The…Continue
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In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking "like" have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated), illustrator and designer Eduardo Salles created a series of posters that touch on these…
Added by katie hosmer on November 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Mongolian artist Solongo Monkhooroi combines Western pop culture and Eastern traditional art to create wonderfully imaginative illustrations. Growing up amidst the beautiful natural landscapes of Mongolia and then moving to the United States to pursue her career in illustration, Monkhooroi has clearly been influenced by the various forms of art from each region.
In addition to visual art, Monkhooroi draws…Continue
Added by Pinar on October 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Artist and freelance graphic designer Pez created this remarkable series, called Distroy, in which the many cute cartoon characters whom we have grown to know and love are transformed into unexpectedly gruesome illustrations.
With just a graphite pencil on paper, Pez creates incredibly detailed layers of peeling decay, turning the characters into decrepit depictions of their more…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
This series by UK-based artist Si Scott, entitled Resonate, features black ink illustrations inspired by British wildlife and old anatomical drawings. Scott's signature style often features an explosion of expressive pen strokes bursting with energy, and these animal portraits are no exception.
Putting pen to paper, Scott creates all of his images by hand and then scans them to create…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Graphic designer Polly Forbes-Gower, aka Polkip, creates incredibly vivid illustrations that blend her eye for detail with her love for patterns. The UK-based illustrator produces stark, flat backgrounds that make way for a variety of animals covered in playfully ornamental designs.
Polkip's drawings capture the essence of each creature, and the images…Continue
Artist Pablo Jurado Ruiz uses impressive Pointillism techniques to fill his black and white illustrated portraits with great detail and personality. Based in Spain, the artist focuses much of his time on portraying people with realistic style. He uses just black ink on paper to produce thousands of repetitive little dots that result in the various shades of gray and rich…
Added by katie hosmer on October 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Whether they're set in nature or in a dizzying urban environment, artist Pascal Campion's illustrations add a sense of joy to living life. The San-Francisco-based illustrator turns a walk at night in the rain into a spectacular experience vibrating with energy and a magical zest for…
When most people see a pair of ruby red slippers, the story of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz usually comes to mind. Though shoes are not always the first visual cue for many TV shows and movies, different styles can often be associated with specific stories and fictional characters. French illustrator Nicolas Bannister decided to take this pop culture trend and turn it…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments