Intricately illustrated cities of the world by Aldo Crusher

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Here’s a cool look at some of the most popular cities of the world. Designed by Aldo Crusher, these colourful illustrations were created for the Magazine Aire’s section called ‘Cosmopolis’. Places such as Shanghai, Capetown, New York City, and Madrid are all featured in this collection, with minute detail going into capturing the spirit of […]

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This is the work of an 11-year-old art prodigy

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 5 May 2014

Meet Dušan Krtolica. He’s 11-years-old now but he’s been drawing since he was just two. And yup, they’re calling him a child prodigy. But for a good reason – just check out his incredible art. So far Krtolica’s work has appeared in three national solo exhibitions. His work ‘shows that he has an extensive knowledge of how different animals look’ and he can even name all 65 species of marsupials.

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Revealed! The secret lives of our favourite pop culture characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 April 2014

French illustrator Gregoire Guillemin is at it again, exposing the secret lives of our favourite pop culture characters and showing us that they too lead ordinary lives. In his new batch of colourful illustrations, he features characters like Super Mario, Spider-Man, and Mr. Fantastic doing daily things like shaving, feeding the baby, and uhhm, doing some hanky panky.

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What menstruation feels like, according to various illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 April 2014

PMS – aka Prepare to Meet Satan – is one of the greatest mysteries in a man’s life. During this strenuous and life-changing time of the month, women experience abdominal cramps, nasty headaches, swollen breasts, and violent mood swings, turning them into blood thirsty beasts that no man would ever dare approach.

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Street art explores anatomies of ninja turtles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 27 April 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like you’ve never seen before – and no, that Michael Bay version doesn’t count. Austrian street artist, Nychos, created these amazing dissections of the ninja turtles, employing his iconic and distinct anatomical explosion-style of illustration. Finally, with these visualizations, we now know that inside every butt-kicking, radioactive reptile lies a functional […]

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The self-loathing illustrations of Katie So

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Destined for Misery is a series of illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Katie So, depicting the everyday anxieties facing women. Each comic is ‘meant to be a personal evaluation of one woman’s six-month period of “self-loathing.” A bout of “pathetic,” “poor-me” analysis’.

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Breathtaking doodles in the skies between buildings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Last year, we brought you French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu’s different take on perspective, through his ‘Sky Art’. Since then, he’s been going around Germany, France, Belgium, and Canada, snapping up worm’s eye view photos of the surrounding cityscape and doodling illustrations onto the blue skies in them. Comparing his previous works to the new ones, […]

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Behold! The gods and goddesses of the Internet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Which internet god or goddess do you worship? Are you a believer of ‘Faprodite’, who loves doing selfies and other… indulgent desires? Or are you the type who loves showing off his/her intellect by constantly correcting others in the comments section like ‘Athenapedia’? College Humor’s Nathan Yaffe and Caldwell Tanner came up with ’13 Gods […]

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The Avengers and Spider-Man also take selfies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 10 April 2014

‘Let’s save the world, but first, let me take a #selfie’. A Marvel selfie, that is. Brazilian designer and pop culture aficionado Butcher Billy illustrates our favourite superheroes all taking self-portraits in his series ‘Marvel #Selfies: Avengers Project’.

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The alphabet re-imagined as cute vehicles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 27 March 2014

Alphabet Machines’ is a series of illustrations by Taiwan-based illustrator Kuo Cheng Liao, in which he features the letters of the alphabet as adorable and weird machines.

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Wacky illustrations of concept food stands

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 13 March 2014

A Skeletor-managed breakfast and cereal bar? Getting served dragon wings by a legit witch? Bacon served by a manly lumber jack? Now these are food stands I’d love to keep coming back to! Portraits of America’s Food Stands is a set of illustrations by California-based artist Christopher Lee, wherein he imagines food stands with extreme […]

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‘Beyonce versus Zombies’, a Tumblr that imagines her lyrics as zombie battles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 March 2014

We’ve heard of hidden meanings in song lyrics before, but who’d have expected Beyonce to be so passionate about zombie butt-kicking music? ‘Beyonce vs Zombies’ is a Tumblr blog by artist, Ali Graham, wherein she illustrates Queen Bey fighting hordes of the undead, as dictated by her famous song lyrics.

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Yes, these are actually ball-point pen illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 7 March 2014

Shanghai-based illustrator, Wang2Mu, created these intricate illustrations using only red and blue ballpoint pens. Armed with the skill of a true artist and the patience of a zen master, he sets out creating these astonishing works without any digital retouching.

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What if pop culture characters were popsicles?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 March 2014

‘Pop Culture Popsicles’, is a series of illustrations imagining what our favourite movie and TV characters would look like as delicious, frozen desserts. Illustrator Andrew Hearth channeled his inner Andy Warhol and came up with the popsicle versions of The Joker, Robocop, Batman, Spock, Heisenberg, and Optimus Prime, to name a few.

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365 Days of Penises: husband draws one, erm, appendage a day for his wife

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 1 March 2014

Love comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes in the form of 365 penises. An anonymous husband showed his undying and unconditional love to his wife by drawing a penis a day for an entire year, totalling at least 365 private male parts in that span. It all started when the missus bought a whiteboard. […]

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