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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.