Learn the sign language alphabet with these adorable illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 22 December 2014

Thinking of learning a new language? Maybe French, German, Mandarin, or maybe even sign? It’s actually quite easy, thanks to Chicago-based illustrator and web designer Alex Solis, who created a series of adorable illustrations for learning the American sign language alphabet. Just like a children’s book, the cards come with cute characters, each corresponding to […]

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If video games were pulp novels, they’d look like these

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 22 December 2014

Who knew jumping on top of bricks and turtles could prove to be a nail-biting crime novel? California-based illustrator and painter Astor Alexander has taken the plots of our favorite video games and reimagined them as pulp novel book covers. One of the novels, ‘Taken… Again’, is about a plumber turned super spy named Mario, […]

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Artist illustrates dragons playfully interacting with everyday objects

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 19 December 2014

We’ve gotten dragons all wrong! They’re not the destructive, vicious, fire-breathing creatures we thought they were. Bangladeshi cartoonist ‘Manik n Ratan’ paints dragons in a whole new light – one that’s more adorable and endearing, not to mention, alive. He illustrates them interacting with everyday objects, such as toy cars, a toothbrush, a magnifying glass, […]

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Luis Quiles’ controversial illustrations on poverty, privilege and pop culture (NSFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 December 2014

All you need is a quick glance at Luis Quiles’ artwork to get an idea of what’s going on in the world today. Through his raw, and quite often graphic, illustrations, Quiles comments on the big issues. From our obsession with social media and pop culture, to the bloody violence and discrimination that goes on every day around the world, Quiles captures heartfelt emotion in each of his drawings to bring about a powerful response in us.

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If famous world leaders were hipsters, they’d look like this

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 15 December 2014

They probably have all their speeches prepared on vinyl. In the series ‘HIPSTORY’, Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni turns some of the world’s most iconic leaders and policy makers into hipsters. By simply giving their hairstyles and clothes trendy makeovers – not to mention a stylized beard here and there – leaders like John F. Kennedy, […]

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The Ikea man has now evolved into 151 original pokemon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 27 November 2014

Previously, we showed you graphic designer Sedki Alimam’s amusing series about IKEA’s iconic instruction manual character. Finding inspiration from a recent trip to the furniture store, he turned the IKEA Man into cartoon characters like Bart Simpson, Spongebob Squarepants, and Fred Flintstone.

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Cat-shark hybrids are one of the weirdest things we’ve ever seen

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 27 November 2014

Now we’ve seen everything. First we brought your Dirds (dog-bird hybrids), then there were Meowls (cat-owl hybrids), then there were Slittens (sloth-kitten hybrids). Now, feast your eyes on Shark Cats, shark heads and tails illustrated onto cat bodies!

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Illustrations of lips carry intricate and surreal images within them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Most artists, they like to portray lips as luscious, seductive, and alluring. Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov, however, likes to portray lips as a forest, a prison, and/or a horrifying heap of naked people.

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The famous IKEA man looks even better as different cartoon characters

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 15 November 2014

Inspiration usually comes in the most unexpected ways. For Sweden-based graphic designer Sedki Alimam, his latest character illustration involved a trip to IKEA. He was about to assemble a piece of furniture when the iconic character in the brand’s instruction manual gave him the idea for his next series. Called ‘IKEA Man’, the series reimagines […]

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These witty illustrations will give you a fresh perspective of things

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 November 2014

Tumblr artist ‘Tango’ shows the silliness in ordinary, everyday situations through his amusing illustrations. The artist uses the different body parts of cats, dogs, penguins, pigs, and sometimes even inanimate objects, to create simple but stunning images. It’s a bit bizarre at first – talking about the unexpected punchlines – but you’ll get hooked eventually! […]

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Artist turns his finger into animal body parts in these cute illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 7 November 2014

Javier Perez, an illustrator based in Ecuador, usually incorporates random objects into his drawings. One illustration shows a porcupine with screws for its spikes, another shows a cowboy with a pair of pliers as his pants.

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This is what Disney princesses would look like if they had realistic waistlines

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Every little girl looks up to Disney’s princesses and even dreams of becoming just like them. That’s why it’s completely baffling why the company’s formative films still enforce outdated or unrealistic standards, especially when it comes to a woman’s body. After seeing how these standards are still perpetuated in the film, ‘Frozen’, Emmy Award-winning illustrator […]

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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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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