Artist reimagines western fairy tales as if they took place in Korea

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Ever imagined Beauty and the Beast’s Belle wearing a Hanbok instead of her trademark golden ball gown? Or seeing a Kumiho instead of a wolf in Little Red Riding Hood? In artist Na Young Wu’s imaginative series, east meets west as western fairy tales get an oriental makeover. Costumes, character features, and even the illustration […]

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Hilarious illustrations shows us what it feels like to have social anxiety

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Answering the phone or talking to a waiter might seem like effortless tasks for most people. Those, however, with social anxiety issues see these things as monumental challenges and trials. College Humor perfectly captures social anxiety with illustrations that show reality against how it really feels like.

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Illustrated: All of David Bowie’s hairstyles from 1964 to 2014

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 17 January 2015

To mark David Bowie’s 68th birthday, illustrator Helen Green recently did a bunch of inspired drawings of all his hair styles from 1964 to 2014, showing how he’s rocked his locks for the last 50 years. A black and white art print of all the illustrations, if you so desire one, is now available on Society6.

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Poor cartoon character gets tortured by interacting with human hand

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 16 January 2015

We’ve featured Chicago-based artist Alex Solis lots of times here before, and yet we still can’t get enough of his artworks. His wild imagination lets him create humorous characters and scenarios that just fills you with good vibes. Take for example his latest series, ‘Inkteraction’, which features a cartoon character being tortured by a human […]

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Map shows us where legendary monsters are hiding across the United States

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 8 January 2015

It’s hard to keep track of all the urban legends and mythical monsters running around – or hiding around, rather – in America. There’s Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, the Jersey Devil, and all of Nessie’s relatives. So to help us keep track of their supposed whereabouts, Philadelphia-based Hog Island Press print shop came up with ‘Monsters […]

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This is the alphabet if it were made to look like the human anatomy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 January 2015

For a project in school, Venezuela-based artist Laura Facci had to illustrate each letter of the alphabet with a specific theme. She chose a theme that’s very close to her heart – or her entire body, for that matter. Using the human anatomy as reference, she recreated the entire alphabet to look like bones, muscles, […]

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Animal problems: artist illustrates the adorable dillemas of different animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 6 January 2015

When you’re having a bad day, just remember that everyone has their own problems – even animals! In his ongoing series ‘Animal Problems’, illustrator and graphic designer Geoffrey Hewer-Candee shows us the dilemmas faced by different animals in most delightful way ever. Many of these animal problems reflect the situations we humans encounter, such as […]

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Designer illustrates David Bowie’s song Space Oddity as famous video games

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 5 January 2015

Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy, who previously impressed with his series on superheroes taking selfies, has recently released new work, one that mashes up David Bowie and video games.

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This is what dinosaurs would look like if they were cupcakes and oreos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 5 January 2015

If dinosaurs were made out of waffles and donuts, I’m pretty sure we’d be the ones savagely feeding on them instead of the other way around. Spanish graphic designer Alejo Malia created a series of illustrations that imagines dinosaurs as desserts. Yes, you heard that right. Called ‘Jurassic Sweet’, the series shows giant dessert lizards […]

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This illustrator improves strangers’ Instagram photos by adding cartoons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 4 January 2015

While most of us only see images as they are, London-based Brazilian artist Lucas Levitan’s wild imagination lets him see another world altogether. In ‘Photo Invasion’, Levitan takes the Instagram pics of strangers and draws in characters who interact with the photos’ subjects, effectively changing their storylines.

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Learn the sign language alphabet with these adorable illustrations

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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

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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

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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

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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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