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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Game of Thrones items illustrated as cabaret girls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Ooohh vavavoom! Just look at Wildfire, what a beauty! But be careful, play with her heart and you’ll get burned. LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, has illustrated some of the mythical items in the Game of Thrones universe into sexy cabaret girls. These include: Milk of the Poppy, Wildfire, and Valyrian Steel. […]

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These illustrations prove that superheroes secretly competed in Sochi

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Olympians whose names are not Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine, give up now because there’s no way you’re going to win the gold over these super athletes. Italian comic book artist, Francesco Francavilla, came up with ‘The Winter SUPER Olympics’, a set of posters featuring superheroes competing in Sochi. The artist’s action-packed graphic style makes […]

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Pixar artist recreates famous movie scenes as storybook illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Pixar artist and story supervisor, Josh Cooley, took his love of film and mixed that with his life-long fascination with children’s story book illustrations. The result is ‘Movies R Fun’, a roundup of famous scenes from classic films drawn in the style of a child’s story book.

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ThunderCats Japan/Egypt version: art by Phil Postma

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

What if the ThunderCats were actually from Japan, instead of Thundera? Canadian character designer Phil Postma of Minion Factory drew up these illustrations re-imagining the ThunderCats as ancient Japanese warriors and their nemeses as ancient Egyptian villains. Ancient Japan versus ancient Egypt, those two are mighty far from each other, but it looks like he’s […]

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Interview with ballpoint pen hyper-realism artist Samuel Silva

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 22 February 2014

Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]

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An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.

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The alphabet made to look like different landscapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 14 February 2014

Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Artist illustrates animals with human personalities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.

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