Quirky illustrations by Nicola Smanio

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Thursday 30 May 2013

Nicola Smanio is an animator and illustrator from Stockholm. A computer geek at heart, yet not happy about the prospect of a life spent sitting in front of a screen, he prefers to make things the analog way, be that building puppets or carving mountains out of styrofoam. When he does sit in front of […]

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Clever hand-drawn maps of London and New York

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 25 May 2013

Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick […]

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Brutally honest illustrations by Lyvia Aylward-Davies

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By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 May 2013

These quirky little prints by Lyvia Aylward-Davies are just thing to frame or gift to your bestie. What says I love you like a cute, hand-drawn pigeon proudly proclaiming that it will shit on everything you love? Her illustrations are hilarious in a tongue-in-cheek manner. I particularly identify with her illustration about not sharing my Nutella. Because, well, […]

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Illustrations by Eszter Zetelaki

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By luca meneghel in New Illustration on Friday 17 May 2013

These illustrations by Eszter Zetelaki let you enter a personal world of dreams, moods and thoughts through a metaphorical aspect. They are frisky and meaningful. I find them really inspiring.

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Adorable illustrations from Bodil Jane

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By Joyce de Gruiter in New Illustration on Thursday 21 March 2013

Bodil Jane is an multi-talented illustrator, designer and printmaker. The main part of her work is constructed by hand. Her mastery of drawings and colour in combination with sensitivity, cuteness, humour and irony make her unique work very suitable for magazines, bookcovers, flyers, wallpaper, packages and textile prints.

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It’s No Biggie: satirical mini animations by artist Thoka Maer

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By Melissa Vogley Woods in New Art on Wednesday 20 February 2013

It’s No Biggie is a project initiated by Thoka Maer. Of the project, she says: ‘it’s satire, 
it’s entertainment, 
it’s you, 
it’s me, 
it’s annoy-ment, 
it’s life, 
it’s endlessness, 
it’s here and there’. I just find these mini-animations totally cool and a nice break from it all.

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Beautiful hand-drawn illustration by Daniel Mackie

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By Daniel in New Illustration on Friday 15 July 2011

After more than ten years using Photoshop, illustrator Daniel Mackie has abandonned it in favor of pencil and watercolour. Recently winning Best in Book in the Creative Review Illustration Annual 2011, judge Kuchar Swara said: ‘I was really impressed with the level of detail and attention to the figure and its distortions of scale’. All of Mackie’s illustrations are now hand-drawn and painted on 300gsm Saunders watercolour paper.

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