San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann uses the city streets as his inspiration in this hauntingly beautiful series. The muggy atmosphere lends a certain existential character to the paintings. The visual renditions may get you feeling a touch nostalgic, like only a walk down a rainy street can.
Beijing-based photographer Jasper James became inspired during his travels through China, and he created this series called City Silhouettes. The city is visible through the expressive silhouettes of different people, and each image gives a new perspective on the traditional cityscape photograph.
Berlin-based artist EVOL takes tattered cardboard canvasses off garbage-ridden streets, then draws and spray-paint stencils them to look like intricate urban cityscapes that look good enough to live in.
Illustrator Laura Barnard’s cityscapes remind me of the work of Vasco Morao, who we posted about a while ago. Rather than outright inventing surreal scenes and images. However, she often creates some nice atmosphere with mere composition and perspective. She does do the surreal thing sometimes too, though.
Adding illustrative elements to photographs is nothing new, but Swedish illustrator Johan Thornqvist’s approach stands out with the whimsical cityscape elements he incorporates into his images.
Luke O’Sullivan screen-prints directly onto wood pieces which he assembles into fantastic 3-D pieces — houses, cityscapes, appliances — that would work really well as set pieces for a children’s play.
I love the vitality of Rod Hunt’s illustration work. The London-based illustrator has ‘built a reputation for retro tinged work and detailed character filled landscapes with UK and international clients in publishing, design, advertising and new media’. Most notably, he illustrated the cover of Change The World 9 To 5, the best selling environmental book by We Are What We Do.