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An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.

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Breathtaking photorealist-surrealist artworks by Jono Dry

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

South African contemporary artist Jono Dry specializes in rendering black and white photorealistic-surrealist artworks, usually on a large scale and using graphite on paper or board. One of his pieces, called ‘Creation’, shows his own hand drawing his mother’s hand drawing his hand. Kind of confusing when you describe it, but astounding in realism when […]

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Illustrations of Tarantino and Coen Brothers’ badass movie characters with their best lines

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Oh, what rocking graphics from Cleveland-based creative Oliver Barrett. These works juxtapose illustrations of film characters from Quentin Tarantino’s and Coen Brothers’ flicks against the rather classic movie lines they’ve uttered onscreen. Our favorite is the Pulp Fiction one with an impossibly irate Samuel L. Jackson going ‘Does he look like a bitch?’

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Crazy Google searches made crazier with zany illustrations

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 15 February 2014

Josh Mecouch did a bunch of chortle-friendly comic depictions based on unbelievable Google search queries from ‘squirrels are the devil’s oven mitts’ to ‘americans think obama is a cactus’. Perfectly normal if people surf the Internet when they’re drunk or high, of course, but it’s alarming to think they could be Googling these while sober.

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Fucked Up Fairytales! We interviewed the illustrator

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 15 February 2014

Rachael Wise isn’t your typical gal who’s easily impressed by princesses waiting for prince charming and cheesy fairy tale endings. Instead, she wants strong heroine figures and a more realistic portrayal of their tales. So she came up with a series with a dark and twisted sense of humor. We interviewed her about how the fucked-up fairy tales series came about and what’s next for her. Fingers crossed that Pixar tales are next! [read our original post about these illustrations]

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The alphabet made to look like different landscapes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 14 February 2014

Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.

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Look into their eyes! Wild portraits by Geoffrey Guillin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Take a look at these illustrations created by French artist Geoffrey Guillin. Inspired by the 1920s and the silent film era, Guillin has created almost life-like portraits with these characters. There’s so much detail on every face, it’s hard to look away! Guillin has been drawing since a young age, when he was influenced by his fascination with the elegant art-deco illustrations of the early 20th century.

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Illustrations of football players by Daniel Nyari

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Romanian illustrator and graphic designer Daniel Nyari has come up with a series of amazing illustrations titled ‘Match of the Day’. The series include players like Theo Walcott of Arsenal, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (was Tottenham Hotspur), Neymar of FC Barcelona, and Robin van Persie of Manchester United. Daniel Nyari currently lives and works […]

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Witty illustrations by Eduardo Sales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 6 February 2014

‘Cinismo Ilustrado’ which translates to ‘Cynicism Illustrated’, is a cynical but witty series of illustrations by illustrator and designer Eduardo Sales, in which he expresses his thoughts on technology, pop culture, the economy, religion, politics, and trends. The hilarious and thought-provoking series of posters contain viewpoints and sarcastic jabs that make us re-think about everyday […]

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Disney princesses in all their un-Photoshopped glory

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Buzzfeed illustrator and writer Jen Lewis posted this wicked batch of pictures, imagining what Disney princesses would look like without the help of that ubiquitous digital doctoring technology that’s going on all the time. They’re so outlandish, they’re funny. Obviously, Nicolas Cage makes a surprise appearance.

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Game of Thrones, set in feudal Japan

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Monday 3 February 2014

Redditor Seiji submitted these illustrations of scenes from the third season of Game of Thrones in the context of feudal Japan. These rock so hard, we just want someone to actually make an actual anime with Game of Thrones set in that period.

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Cute series imagines Spider-man and Venom when they were childhood buddies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 1 February 2014

Oh, childhood. Those were the days when mortal enemies were the best of friends. When We Were Kids, is a series by Turkey-based artist Riza Turker wherein he imagines the childhoods of famous superheroes and anime characters. One of his most consistent work in the series is that of Spider-Man and Venom. We know what […]

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Hyperrealism alongside the tools used to illustrate them by Karla Mialynne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 1 February 2014

New York-based illustrator Karla Mialynne creates hyper realistic artworks that make you have internal debates whether you’re looking at a photo or a painting. Her subjects usually involve different animals like colourful birds, a goldfish, a mouse, and a husky wearing a Native American headdress. She uses coloured markers, watercolour pencils, and acrylic paint to illustrate the realistic images, then sets all the tools down beside it, and takes a photo.

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‘Should I Google this person?’: Hilarious flowchart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 1 February 2014

For a recent post on Dell’s Tech Page One blog, illustrator and artist Wendy drew this flowchart breaking down the complex decision-making process behind the simple act of whether to Google a person or not. It’s hilarious.

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