Wry comic paintings by Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 16 May 2015

Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis turns his comic-style sketches into large paintings that reveal many wry truths about his life. His sarcastic sensibilities shine through as he pokes fun at the way he lived when sex, drugs and rock-n-roll were his anthem.

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Artist illustrates unique words that have no other translations elsewhere

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 15 May 2015

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.

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Illustrations perfectly capture how women feel during their periods

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 11 May 2015

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.

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Illustrator continues to hilariously torture his cartoon character with his bare hands

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 8 May 2015

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’.

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Enthralling time lapse video of Jay Z drawn with coloured pencils

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 7 May 2015

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.

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Illustrations explain what different Australian idioms actually mean

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 1 May 2015

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.

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All the buildings in Sydney, illustrated beautifully by Aussie artist James Hancock

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 30 April 2015

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.

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These pajamas are works of art and help support the Australian creative community

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By Jessica Millar in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Pyjama label Canvas Australia has partnered with Sydney creative Cecilia Humphrey for the latest collection, The Dreamer.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

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.

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These calligraphic logos of heroes and villains look even better than the originals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 April 2015

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.

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Med student makes studying anatomy easier to digest with candy diagrams

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 April 2015

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.

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Amazing illustrations drawn with a single, continuous line

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

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.

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Super Mario would be perfect as Captain America, The Hulk, and other cartoon characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 7 April 2015

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.

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Illustrations become a lot more fun when perspective gets imaginative

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 2 April 2015

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.

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Illustrator uses hotdogs, bagels, and other items as canvases for his typography

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Monday 30 March 2015

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.

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