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. Now he’s back with more reimagined characters, 151 of them actually. In ‘Pikeamon’, […]

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

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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! California-based illustrator Brynn Metheney came up with the brilliantly bizarre idea and drew 12 different species of […]

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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

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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

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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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