It’s strange how the works of Dutch illustrator Maarten Donders always make me long for times when I wasn’t even born yet. His latest work is an LP cover for space-rock band Monomyth, for which Maarten drew a futuristic city where nature and science come together. The atmosphere in his illustrations is fascinating: sometimes warm, […]
At the heart of Kaori Mitsushima’s illustrations is the conviction that cats are people. Fashionably dressed and elegantly posed, they look straight ahead with expressions that are impossible to read. I see traces of ennui and indifference, yet also keen alertness. Her cat people are complicated and elude interpretation. They are also beautiful, boldly silhouetted […]
Alice in Wonderland has been inspiring people for decades, so it’s no wonder that the classic artwork illustrations by Sir John Tenniel have been inspiringly adapted for the ink-hungry. Well pulled off.
If you’re new to parenthood and would like to know the Dos and Do Nots of childraising, you’re in luck with this bunch of illustrations that may seem ridiculously obvious — but we’re sure will be appreciated to clueless noob parents. Well worth a good refresher course and a few chuckles, even if you’ve been […]
Sydney-based artist Lexi Land is known to be as mysterious as she is revealing; creating amazing works of art that dabble in the strange and dark. Ahead of her new exhibition ILLUMINATING DARKNESS ‘Dissected Dreamscapes of a Lunartic’, we sat down with Land to discover what makes her tick. The answer? Whisky and porn, of […]
This week will mark the 50th anniversary of the X-Men. No, the X-Men won’t be kicking evil mutant butt, or repelling the impending Skrull invasion. Instead, they will dominate the cat walk! Wada, a San Francisco-based illustrator, has reimagined their costumes. Stripping them of their traditional spandex attires, he put a trendy twist on the […]
Lost at Sea is an illustrated book about three strangers that all share a traumatic experience when a little boy falls overboard while on a whale watching boat. The story follows how each character deals with the event in different ways while falling in and out of their imagination. I created and illustrated the book […]
Pink Paper Circus’s illustration work is full of wonderful raw accidents and textures. I really enjoy the mixture of patterns with observational drawings. It reminds me of how fun sitting down with a paper and a box of new pencils can be.
Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically designed and stunningly beautiful, with friendly usage of colour. His work never fails to amaze me, or make me smile.
I’m a big fan of Steven Harrington’s work. But my favourite is the bright, colourful pieces he created for an exhibition at Known Gallery in LA. He describes this piece as ‘taking the inner, intuitive workings of an artist and drawing them out, sharing the experience with the world’.
Julian Glander’s illustrations and animations jump off his website at you in a frenzy of movement and joy. His website is almost as creative as his actual animations; every link takes you further into the rabbit hole of vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians. It’s nice to see an artist not taking illustration too seriously and […]
Prague-based illustrator, Lukáš Fibrich, has created a series of illustrations based on some music subcultures that still exist today – goths, punks, rockers, indie and rappers. Characteristically, members pride themselves on their musical taste, often dressing to affiliate themselves with similar members, yet also maintaining a sense of individualism within this music subculture. Fibrich has done a […]
Check out this exclusive peek at an upcoming graphic novel about the RFK assassination. It features amazing art by Daniel J. Zollinger, while author Doug Brode shares some inside information that you were not taught in high school. Published by McFarland.
Sydney’s annual Grad Program has already kicked off and the theme this year is around the ‘Make it Famous’ challenge. Applicants will be randomly assigned everyday objects and it’s their task to make them look famous. They will be judged on their strategic thinking and creativity. To kick off the campaign, DDB have partnered with some of […]
As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.