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
"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
Added by alice on November 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
For next week's New Yorker cover, artist Jack Hunter created this heartwarming cover of Burt and Ernie holding each other on the couch while watching the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. It's meant to celebrate this week's high court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
He calls the illustration, "Moment of Joy."
As Hunter states, "It’s…Continue
Added by alice on June 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Welcome to the wonderfully wacky world of Anna-Marie Jung. The freelance illustrator from Graz, Austria has a hilarious sense of humor that comes through in every one of her works. Inspired by pop culture like cartoons, comic books, movies and computer games, she creates "nerdy" art that features the Internet's most famous…Continue
Added by alice on April 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Illustrator Alessandro Gottardo (aka Shout), who's best known for his incredibly sweet and surreal illustrations, just sent us his latest work. In his trademark style, Shout has created a new set of quietly powerful images for an Italian magazine's 2013 calendar. It was made by thinking…
Ready for something light and fun? Spotted on Fab.com (my wallet-hurting obsession), are these hilarious posters under the name Movie Cats by illustrator Brian Kirk. From old classics like Rocky and Jaws to more recent flicks like Lost in Translation and The Office, each of these posters will make any art/cat/movie lover giggle with glee. They're currently selling for $18 each, or a…
Added by alice on October 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Ready for something light and fun? Spotted on Fab.com today (my wallet-hurting obsession), are these hilarious posters under the name Movie Cats by illustrator Brian Kirk. From old classics like Rocky and Jaws to more recent flicks like Lost in Translation and The Office, these posters will make any…
Added by alice on October 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Don't we all need a little break? Minnesota-based illustrative designer Matt Kaufenberg has started a very cute series that shows what the Avengers (and their related characters) do on their day off. For example, he says, "Hulk loves to smash even on his day off. He especially loves playing Smash-A-Loki and beating Thor's high score. Nevermind that the 'whac-a-mole'…
Loving the surreal nature of this new illustration called Pocket Watch by New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. Created for Plansponsor's July issue, it's an accompaniment to a piece about watching your pocket with the amount of time you have until retirement.
By using gears as her cityscape, she shows how each of us are moving through time until we ultimately reach…Continue
Hong Kong-based Man-Tsun is back with some awesome new illustrations. You may remember Man-Tsun as the one who created those eye-catching double illustrations on transparencies. This time, for a group exhibition in Hong Kong, he takes us back to our childhood with these nostalgic video game illustrations titled The Gamer.
Student and freelance illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley created this beautiful watercolor painting of the Wollman Rink in New York's Central Park shortly after moving to the city and as the leaves were beginning to change in the fall. The piece was selected for the 2012 American Illustration Annual. Just lovely.…
Added by alice on February 4, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Norman Rockwell's The Runaway has been fantastically remade in Halloween-style by artist Luke Radl. It features Spiderman as the cop, a pirate as the waiter, and a Green Goblin dressed boy as the runaway. Love this modern update. For a quick art history lesson, you can read more about the original Norman Rockwell painting on the…
Added by alice on January 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Want to be a kid all over again? To coincide with the release of the new Muppets movie, David Voldtriede created 26 different illustrations that highlight a Muppets character corresponding to each letter of the alphabet. Not only will these make you feel like you're walking down memory lane, they're so well-executed, they'll make you wish you had all of them hanging up on your wall. We…
Heng Swee Lim (aka I Love Doodle) just released a new illustration that's just too cute and clever not to share. Called "I'll Never Lego," it shows two LEGO bricks joined together with one saying, "LEGO!" and the other saying, "No." The print is now available at Etsy.…
One of our very favorite illustrators Alessandro Gottardo (aka SHOUT) just wrote to us to share some very exciting news. A few days ago, the prestigious Society of Illustrators called Gottardo to tell him that he'd won two Gold medals this year, in two separate categories.
Every year, at the end of the year,…Continue
Online print shop Eyes on Walls just wrote to us to tell us about a new set of limited edition prints by Lora Zombie. As you'll recall, we've written about Zombie's perfectly chaotic grunge art many times before, so you could say we're big fans. The four separate prints depict…