John Kenn Mortensen gives us a glimpse into a creepy yet curiously beautiful world of monsters through his post-it drawings. These fun drawings almost poke fun at reality by hiding the monsters in the most ordinary of places.
Self-confessed nerd Josh Lane did a series of illustrations reimagining iconic fictional heroes such as X-Men, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as hieroglyphics. What a genius.
Imgur user gabroll works for a t-shirt company, and his customers often make crazy requests for him to draw on the t-shirt box. His illustrations end up being hilariously creative and charming. Here are just a few of the requests he’s received.
Presenting Austrian artist Stefan Zsaitsits. This talented guy has won a string of art scholarships and even published a book of his large-scale works on paper, titled Headsongs. Here you can see his drawings of 2013, depicting childlike characters discovering the weird and wonderful around them, with many of his illustrations containing bloated heads turned […]
Lena Durham’s Girls TV show has been praised for its portrayal of young, twenty-something girls struggling to make sense of life in New York City. Full-time illustrator Nina Cosford has taken note, and produced a fun and colorful celebration of the show’s characters in a project titled Girls Illustrated. This cute and quirky collection of […]
Portugal-based illustrator Tomba Lobos does these ridiculously cool black and white character drawings that are both grotesque and irresistibly cute. We are in love with the illustration of the poor bloke surrounded by stethoscope-wielding hairy critters that comes with the caption: ‘Oh great, I forgot to pack an apple in my lunch and now there’s […]
In a parallel universe, the Cavendish people – humans with bananas for heads – went milling about their daily lives. The banana children went to school and presumably learned about how to avoid banana-loving monkeys. The adult bananas either scrounged for food or taught other Cavendish kids how to do pull-ups while holding a chopstick. […]
‘There should be more physician-artists in the world,’ remarked Popular Science, and boy, we agree. Must say, that’s some gorgeous stuff by Guilhelmus Fabricius Hildanus with his woodcut of a man with a grotesquely bulbous eye tumor.
Who would have thought that an illustrator from the wonderful land of sushi dedicates a series of drawings to profane pizza? But the “P is for Pizza” series speaks for itself and as well as for the artist Kimiaki Yaegashi aka Okimi. The Tokyo-based illustrator and graphic designer seems to be a huge fan of […]
As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.
In their book project, What do you want to do when you grow up?, Spanish illustration duo Cachetejack advises people to stop worrying about the pressure of taking part in society: just do whatever you want to do, without thinking about what others will think. Their illustrations are full of humor and they have a […]
Once you see Lee Hasler’s illustrations, you’ll never forget them. His signature parallel perspective style will let you dive into his world of imagination. His character creation is also unique and makes you smile. Hasler, a UK-based illustrator, talks about his style as ‘technical yet playful, fun but thoughtful, and I strive to inject charm and personality, into an ever-expanding world of virtual buttons and plastic facades’.
I was heavily influenced by Nate Williams. His style is so original, and children’s books are a great vehicle for his art. Williams, aka Alexander Blue, is an illustrator with a love for hand lettering, children’s illustration, and ‘Naïve art’. He is the creator of IllustrationMundo, letterPLAYGROUND, PROCONist, The creACTIVISTs, and he is currently writing and illustrating several funny picture books.
Katya Grokhovsky is an artist who works across many fields, including performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. I’ve known this artist since she moved to New York City, and has since been all over the map. With her performances and paintings mostly based around her being a woman, my favourite piece was when […]
Check out the work of Kilian Eng, an inspirational Stockholm-based illustrator who specializes in fantastic retro/sci-fi futurism illustrations. In his flat vector styled works his vibrant use of colour really shines, while his dynamic sceneries capture exciting glimpses into unknown worlds.