This guy may well be Facebook’s finest, most generous member. Someone who has a bit of extra time on their hands hears users’ descriptions of far-out visions they’ve had that usually involve c-list celebrities caught in embarrassing situations, and renders them in lines, curves and colours using only Microsoft Paint. It’s awesome.
Long flights with a layover. We’ve all been there, hated that. But only Christpher Niemann could manage to bring alive these coma-inducing moments through a riveting visual diary. The key characters of this story include the unreclinable chair, sudden changes of plot (or menu preferences), and the much-envied wailing baby.
People are my inspiration. So the world’s most populated suburban transport system provided more than enough creative fodder. These are the profiles of the Mumbai train travellers, captured in my new book, I Take This Train Too. Through humorous profiling and caricatures (with personality-inspired hues), I have attempted to map this unparalleled universe. An international crowd-funding initiative […]
Filthy and glamourous, drag queen and cult actor, Divine, shot to fame in movies directed by the legendary John Waters. In 1983, the make-up artist Van Smith created the Simply Divine Cut-Out Doll Book. Unfortunately, the book has been out of print for a very long time but a copy is offered for $300 (230 […]
The Ruta de las guías inciertas book (Guide of the uncertain walks) is a Barcelona travel guide with a twist. It’s an experimental way to plan a visit to Barcelona through the unique drawings of Clara Nubiola. Over the course of a month, Nubiola was sent daily to an unknown departure point with a bag […]
Klas Herbert is a creative Swede living in Barcelona. His drawings are not only visually stunning pieces of art, but also kind of self-describing portraits of his rich, inner world. I’ve known him for several years now. Very few illustrators give so much time and love to one single handmade drawing as he does.
If you love fashion illustration and you haven’t heard of Richard Haines, then you should check out his successful blog: What I Saw Today. He is an artist with real integrity, where smudges ooze personality onto the paper.
Kerry Hyndman is a great exponent of classy modern illustration, all chunky, rough, angular shapes with clean lines and some boss texture, along with a fine line in glorious shades of blue. Ain’t that a lovely blue?
UK illustrator and biting wit, Mr Bingo, decided to keep the tradition of postcard sending alive through touching and thoughtful insults. And who doesn’t love a good dose of swearing and hand-rendered personal attacks arriving on their door mat? If only this service were still running, I’d be shelling out 20 quid to be told I’ll ‘never be as good as Peter Andre’. Luckily the 400 bits of hate mail have now been collated into a lovely book.
Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and a genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically created and stunningly beautiful, with wonderful use of color. His work never fails to amaze me. Or make me smile.
This cracking little company make some very stylish greeting cards, mugs and things like that, working with some artists such as the great Andy Smith and Sanna Annukka. Well worth a gander.
Residing by the sea in sunny Brighton, I work as a freelance illustrator in a rough and exciting mixed media style for a broad range of clients, but also dabble in things like graphic design and fine art.
Full of neon colors and high level detail, the work of Columbian designer-illustrator Andrés Ariza seems to capture a series of moments from the same lucid dream. Clearly inspired by video games as much as geometry, his characters are chaotic – assembling and disassembling themselves at will.
Arteechoke Studios is my freelance illustration studio, based in Cape Town. It is a place of continual experimentation, featuring digital paintings, maniacal sketchbook doodles, and a comic in the early stages of production. My work generally contains elements of the macabre with a splash of humour thrown in for good measure.
I came across the work of South African illustrator, Caroline Vos, in 2011 through her Twitter profile, @Caroline_Vos, and I absolutely cannot get enough of it. Typically featuring caricatured celebrities, her ability to distort her subject yet still maintain its integrity is truly astounding.