In her series ‘Untranslatable Words’, UK-based artist Marija Tiurina visualizes unique words that have no translations in other languages. Collected from various countries, the words convey all-too familiar situations and experiences that amazingly even the English language – with its over one million words – fails to translate.
So that’s why they’re so cranky during that time of the month. Rhode Island School of Design student, Layla Ehsan, has come up with an on-going series of illustrations that visualizes the torture women go through during menstruation.
When we last saw Chicago-based artist Alex Solis, he was engaged in battle with his interactive cartoon character. Now he’s back with more gruesome illustrations, showing us the continuation of his funny series, ‘Inkteraction’.
Self-taught artist Burch Scribbles has some amazing talent. He’s produced an illustration of Jay Z that’s so photorealistic, you’d think you were looking at a real photo.
Flat out like a drinking lizard? Mad as a cut snake? Popular Aussie idioms can get pretty confusing (not to mention really wacky), that’s why travel site ‘HotelClub’ and illustrator Jared Atkins have come up with a series of delightful illustrations that explain some of them.
James Hancock is one of those illustrators who makes drawings so unique and quirky, you just can’t turn away from them. He ‘panics that he may not be able to draw everything in the world… at least once’, which is why Hancock has finally released an incredible ode to his hometown of Sydney, Australia, complete with all the quirks we’ve come to know from this Aussie illustrator.
Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.
What would the logos of famous superheroes and villains look like if you updated them with modern calligraphy? Mexico-based graphic designer David Milan explores this question with his series of pop culture calligraphic logos.
You’ll want to sink your teeth into studying human anatomy with these delectable diagrams made by Glasgow University student Mike McCormick. Using various candies, he’s able to recreate parts of the human body in the sweetest way possible. For instance, the belly is illustrated by lining it with licorice sticks and gumballs, then labeled neatly to make the study material easier to digest.
Cory Casella wins the prize for the most artistic doodles ever. Because though these may look like they’re drawn the traditional way, Casella actually uses just one line for each illustration.
New Zealand-based designer David Creighton-Pester puts the ‘Super’ in ‘Super Mario’ by illustrating the beloved moustached hero wearing suits inspired by the likes of Batman, Captain America, and other cartoon characters.
Copenhagen-based artist ‘Huskmitnavn’ doesn’t just see a sheet of paper as, well, a sheet of paper. Rather, he sees a medium that can be manipulated in many ways, allowing his anamorphic characters to come alive.
UK-based designer Rob Draper puts the ‘art’ in ‘culinary art’ with his collection of typography works on unconventional canvases. Instead of using paper, Draper chooses other materials like tissue paper, coffee cups, pencil shavings, and most impressively, food.