Captivating portraits made with wire mesh

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 17 March 2014

Brooklyn-based artist Seung Mo Park works with a seemingly impossible material to make these impressive layered portraits of people: stainless steel wire mesh. Yes, seemingly. Obviously Seung made it happen — and very well at that. We are absolutely gobsmacked.

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Monster art on Post-It notes by John Kenn Mortensen

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By Eugenia Viti in New Illustration on Sunday 19 January 2014

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.

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Pop culture heroes reimagined as Egyptian hieroglyphics

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 January 2014

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.

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Imgur user gabroll takes ridiculous drawing requests to do on t-shirt boxes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 20 December 2013

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.

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Quirky, surreal illustrations by Stefan Zsaitsits

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 16 December 2013

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 […]

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Girls: The Illustrated Version

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 18 November 2013

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 […]

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Fun black-and-white character illustrations

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Thursday 14 November 2013

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 […]

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The banana people have come to replace our heads with, uhm, bananas.

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

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. […]

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Doctored art: Incredible anatomy drawings by physicians

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

‘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.

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P for Pizza: drawings by Kimiaki Yaegashi (aka Okimi)

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By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Saturday 7 September 2013

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 […]

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Chandler O’Leary’s sketches from the road

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Illustration on Thursday 5 September 2013

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.

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Cachetejack tells you not to worry

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

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 […]

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Playful illustrations by Lee Hasler

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Monday 2 September 2013

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’.

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New illustrations by Nate Williams

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Saturday 31 August 2013

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.

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Colourful art by Katya Grokhovsky

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By Ryan Leitner in New Art on Tuesday 27 August 2013

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 […]

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