Artist reimagines famous horror villains as babies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 31 October 2014

How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.

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If life came with IKEA instructions, here’s what they’d look like

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 30 October 2014

If only we had these sooner! UK-based artist James Chapman teaches us meaningful life lessons in a series he recently did for BuzzFeed. Illustrating the iconic style of IKEA instruction guides, he gives us the lowdown on what to do in certain situations. For instance, when you’re in a job interview, it’s best not to […]

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This is what American presidents would look like if they were Pokemon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Gotta vote them all! Utah-based designer and illustrator Brandon Dayton has created a series that finally gives us a reason to say ‘aww’ to politicians: Pokemon U.S. Presidents.

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Artist gives the Starbucks mermaid a makeover every time he draws on the cups

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 17 October 2014

Who knew the Starbucks mermaid could also be Colonel Sanders, Thomas the Train, and Goku? Instead of throwing out his used coffee cups, artist Soo Min Kim reuses them as his canvas. Armed with a green marker, he carefully dabs in the details in and around the mermaid’s face, turning her completely into a different […]

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These illustrations are as hilarious as they are adorable

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Monday 13 October 2014

Back in 2013 we brought your attention to the wonderful work of illustrator Liz Climo (read the original post here). Well, now she’s back, and she has a whole book of hilarious animal comics!

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In 1947, famous comic strip artists drew their characters blindfolded. The results are not too shabby!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 September 2014

In a 1947 issue of Life Magazine, 10 comic strip artists were invited to draw their respective characters blindfolded. The results? Not too bad, if we do say so ourselves! Bill Freyse’s Major Hoople, Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, and Zack Mosley’s Smilin’ Jack, all were quite accurate. The others, on the other hand, looked like Picasso paintings […]

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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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