Fans of classic movies like Big, Goonies, Blade Runner, or The Terminator will just love this fun collection by Italy-based team Van Orton Design. In the series of 80's Movie Posters, the artists recreated the characters of each story in the style of stained-glass windows.
The artists achieved incredible details by first illustrating…Continue
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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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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
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
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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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
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
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
Freelance art director and graphic designer Vahram Muratyan lives between Paris and New York. As a result of his travels and his interest in the frequently visited cities, he began a blog that visually compares the similarities, both obvious and subtle, between the two major metropolises.
In the series, entitled Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Artist's Face—Ballons is a playful portrait series by artist Laurina Paperina that blends human bodies with balloon heads. The project, which includes Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Joseph Kosuth, and even Paperina herself, creatively interprets each artist based on a combination of appearance and artistic style. Set within a studio, a bedroom, or against a blank…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
These surreal scenes by Christian Schloe feature bizarre moments that draw viewers out of a concrete reality and into a dreamy, fictional world. In his work, the digital artist creates expressive visual stories filled with soft color palettes, elegant birds and butterflies, soft flower petals, and otherworldly, majestic landscapes. The illusion of a scratched canvas and worn, aged…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Anyone interested in typography will be in complete awe of these realistic portraits by artist Sean Williams. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the designer, photographer, and art director certainly has a great eye for conceptual designs. To create the series, entitled Hip Hop Type, Williams took the lyrics from popular songs by…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on September 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
These Grumpy Cat/Disney Mashups don't exactly follow the original animated scripts! In each illustration, artist Eric Proctor—aka TsaoShin—replaces classic princess figures with internet celebrity Grumpy Cat. The results are hilarious scenes in which the cranky feline doesn't quite seem to belong. So far, the ongoing collection of illustrations feature Beauty and the…
Travis Louie is the master of developing odd little characters who convey quirky personalities. His illustrated figures boast antlers and fangs and strangely shaped heads, and he pairs each unique portrait with a creative story in order to provide a bit of background about each imaginative character.
To achieve the dramatic, old-fashioned feel to his…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on August 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
This fantastic illustrated story is a heartwarming reminder to never give up on what makes us happy in life, even if obstacles and social expectations get in the way. It was created by Australia-based freelance artist Gavin Aung Than of Zen Pencils, a cartoon blog featuring inspirational quotes adapted in the form of playful comic stories.
The project, entitled…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on August 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Food art is quite the rage these days. Everything from lively little protesting spuds wearing pink sunglasses to spilled liquid portraits have been making the rounds in the art world.…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on July 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
How great are these modern city map posters by artist Jazzberry Blue! In each print, the self-taught artist features a different conceptual city map filled with geometric lines and bold colors. Although these maps are perhaps not the most accurate way to get around town, they can certainly add a splash of color to any home.
Based in Toronto, Jazzberry Blue says, "My goal is…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on July 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments