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You’d think these letters are alive, but they’re really just 3D calligraphy!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

The letters, they are alive! Or not. Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin illustrated these calligraphy pieces that seem to rise up from their 2D canvas, but are actually just products of some clever use of shadow and perspective! Amazing how many people you can deceive with a pen, yeah? If that’s not enough to satisfy […]

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Harry Potter’s middle aged life is depressing in these imaginary book covers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

‘The 40-year-old man with erectile dysfunction who lived’ doesn’t seem to have much appeal as ‘the boy who lived’, doesn’t it? J.K. Rowling recently came out with a short story that revolves around Harry Potter’s life as an adult.

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This artist made 50 random profile photos more awesome by turning them into sloths

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Selfies are so 2013. If you want to up your Facebook profile game, you gotta have a watercolor painting of yourself as a sloth! UK-based illustrator Hector Janse Van Rensberg, more popularly known as ‘Shitty-Watercolour’, chose 50 random Facebook friends to be the subject of his next series: Facebook profile photos turned into sloths. He then painted over their human faces, morphing them into slow-moving but adorable mammals.

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Mum drew beautiful illustrations on sons’ lunch box napkins for 9 years and counting

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Since 2006, Nina Levy of Brooklyn has been drawing on the napkins for her two sons’ lunch boxes every single day! That’s like nine years and counting. The beautifully illustrated napkins are drawn mostly with ‘art markers’ and a few paint markers. Over nine hundred of the school lunchbox napkins are posted on her blog […]

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Hilarious captions for historical art: women listening to men

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

There’s nothing quite like adding satyrical commentary to old paintings. Seriously you have to try it. Mallory Ortberg, a writer for The Toast brings us a hilarious series of captions for paintings entitled Women Listening To Men. In case it wasn’t clear, the title is rather ironic, as Ortberg’s humour unfailingly makes us chuckle. Her […]

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8-bit video game characters look like grotesque freaks in real life

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 18 July 2014

In the series ‘Pixel Interpretation’, artist Scott Johnson took some of our classic 8-bit characters and portrayed them from a more accurate perspective. Meaning to say, he gave characters like Mario, Link, and Samus, realistic body parts according to their sprites in the video games. The result is nothing short of grotesque and misshapen. Mario, […]

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Designer celebrates 75 years of Batman by illustrating 75 of his costumes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

This is the poster that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Designer Salvador Anguiano pays tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary by illustrating 75 of his most iconic Batsuits in comics, TV, film, videogames, and animation. ‘Batman has got such a rich history that in the end it was really hard to choose […]

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These drawings are the result of an artist redoing his childhood drawings from 20 years ago

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

How far has your drawing skills improved since you were a child? Do you still draw the human anatomy as a bunch of sticks, or are you now a renowned artist whose skill with a paint brush is unparalleled? Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper shows us that he has come a long way from his 4-year-old self through his series ‘Kiddie Arts’.

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Children’s drawings are scary when they’re painted with a touch of realism

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

We always knew there was something innately terrifying about children’s artworks. Those charcoal eyes, those jagged strokes of color, those messy portraits of imaginary friends. They’re all so innocent, yet they feel like nightmares waiting to happen. Artist Dave DeVries brings out the sinister side of these innocent illustrations by adding a dose of realism. […]

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Artist chose to doodle in something cool rather than dirty

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Gentlemen, admit it. Seeing the near-blank photo above makes you think of something, uhhm, inappropriate. And if you were the one to doodle in the details, you’d probably end up with a sketch of a pinup girl. But one anonymous artist proved that with a bit of imagination (and less green-mindedness), this DIY doodle has […]

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You’ll be impressed after realizing these photos are not really photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 July 2014

You’ve been had! What you might have thought are black & white photos are actually photo-realistic drawings by Malaysian artist Monica Lee! Using graphite pencils, Lee draws people, animals, and cityscapes in great detail, even going as far as including freckles and pores to make the portraits more true to life. ‘I like to challenge […]

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Kill time on the train by transforming fellow commuters into cartoon characters

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Saturday 12 July 2014

Bored with your bus, train or even plane commute? Put that crossword puzzle aside and try out what UK-born writer and illustrator October Jones did. He killed time by doodling funny cartoon faces for his fellow commuters and tweets photos of them with his cartoony heads, bringing much joy to his 72,000 Twitter followers.

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Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath.

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Popular utterances delivered as utterly amusing pun illustrations

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Thursday 3 July 2014

How does one visually illustrate popular sayings and well-worn cliches in our everyday conversations and literature? If you’re Nabhan Abdullatif, a professional Oman-based graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in conceptual illustration and vector art, you’ll take everyday objects like hangers, eggs and shopping bags and flesh them out as deceptively simple but highly amusing pun illustrations. […]

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Visual puns to make your day

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Thursday 26 June 2014

We can never get enough of puns, and neither can we get enough of these visual puns by Oman-based illustrator Nabhan Abdullatif. His spin on puns revolve around household objects and things commonly seen in everyday life — and these drawings will either crack you up (like his chuckling egg with cracks all over it) […]

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