These illustrations perfectly capture womens’ hopes and realities of hair grooming

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 18 September 2014

19-year-old graphic designer Cassandra perfectly captures the problems women encounter with their hair through a series of illustrations. In the series, she pits her hair expectations (usually in the form of TV commercial-worthy hair) against its harsh realities (often tangled, hard to manage, and downright frustrating to fix.) No wonder it takes forever for women […]

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Artist creates an IKEA-style instruction manual on how to create your own monsters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Your dream of becoming a mad scientist is now one step closer, thanks to illustrator Ed Harrington’s IKEA-style instruction manuals on how to make movie monsters. Inspired by the wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals of the Swedish furniture company, Harrington illustrates the origins – and assembly process – of well-known bad guys like Alien, Jason Voorhees, and Cenobites.

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Artist creates illustrations based on the weird shapes of clouds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 5 September 2014

Argentina-based artist Martin Feijoo takes cloud spotting to the next level by drawing on them to make them look entirely something else. On his website, ‘Shaping Clouds Project’, he posts illustrations of dinosaurs, birds, and spaceships, which were all inspired by the cloud formations he’s seen in his travels.

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Artist makes witty illustrations around everyday household objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 4 September 2014

Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Your favorite cartoon characters all meet gruesome deaths in these disturbing illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 12 August 2014

There are no happily ever afters in this series of illustrations depicting famous cartoon characters meeting horrific deaths. Illustrator Ben Chan uses a lot of dark humor and wit to portray his characters, who have all died through the very things they are known for.

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You’d think these letters are alive, but they’re really just 3D calligraphy!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

The letters, they are alive! Or not. Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin illustrated these calligraphy pieces that seem to rise up from their 2D canvas, but are actually just products of some clever use of shadow and perspective! Amazing how many people you can deceive with a pen, yeah? If that’s not enough to satisfy […]

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Harry Potter’s middle aged life is depressing in these imaginary book covers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2014

‘The 40-year-old man with erectile dysfunction who lived’ doesn’t seem to have much appeal as ‘the boy who lived’, doesn’t it? J.K. Rowling recently came out with a short story that revolves around Harry Potter’s life as an adult.

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This artist made 50 random profile photos more awesome by turning them into sloths

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Selfies are so 2013. If you want to up your Facebook profile game, you gotta have a watercolor painting of yourself as a sloth! UK-based illustrator Hector Janse Van Rensberg, more popularly known as ‘Shitty-Watercolour’, chose 50 random Facebook friends to be the subject of his next series: Facebook profile photos turned into sloths. He then painted over their human faces, morphing them into slow-moving but adorable mammals.

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Designer celebrates 75 years of Batman by illustrating 75 of his costumes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

This is the poster that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Designer Salvador Anguiano pays tribute to Batman’s 75th anniversary by illustrating 75 of his most iconic Batsuits in comics, TV, film, videogames, and animation. ‘Batman has got such a rich history that in the end it was really hard to choose […]

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Children’s drawings are scary when they’re painted with a touch of realism

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 17 July 2014

We always knew there was something innately terrifying about children’s artworks. Those charcoal eyes, those jagged strokes of color, those messy portraits of imaginary friends. They’re all so innocent, yet they feel like nightmares waiting to happen. Artist Dave DeVries brings out the sinister side of these innocent illustrations by adding a dose of realism. […]

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Artist chose to doodle in something cool rather than dirty

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Gentlemen, admit it. Seeing the near-blank photo above makes you think of something, uhhm, inappropriate. And if you were the one to doodle in the details, you’d probably end up with a sketch of a pinup girl. But one anonymous artist proved that with a bit of imagination (and less green-mindedness), this DIY doodle has […]

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Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath.

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This massive chart of the music universe reveals just how our favorite acts are connected

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Thanks to Pop Chart Lab’s massive Charted Connections of Rock chart, which maps out the links between 727 artists — and over 500 bands — and denotes degrees of separation across musical genres and generations, we now suspect Eric Clapton is the Kevin Bacon of music. It’s just so mindbogglingly good.

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These witty illustrations mash up history with pop culture

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 June 2014

History would’ve been cooler and more interesting if graphic designer and illustrator Eduardo San Gil, more popularly known as ‘Graja’, got his way. In this collection of his artworks, historical figures are re-imagined with pop culture elements such as video games, anime, and tech. The funniest ones are a Viking ship inspired by Barney the […]

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