Who knew jumping on top of bricks and turtles could prove to be a nail-biting crime novel? California-based illustrator and painter Astor Alexander has taken the plots of our favorite video games and reimagined them as pulp novel book covers. One of the novels, ‘Taken… Again’, is about a plumber turned super spy named Mario, […]
We’ve gotten dragons all wrong! They’re not the destructive, vicious, fire-breathing creatures we thought they were. Bangladeshi cartoonist ‘Manik n Ratan’ paints dragons in a whole new light – one that’s more adorable and endearing, not to mention, alive. He illustrates them interacting with everyday objects, such as toy cars, a toothbrush, a magnifying glass, […]
All you need is a quick glance at Luis Quiles’ artwork to get an idea of what’s going on in the world today. Through his raw, and quite often graphic, illustrations, Quiles comments on the big issues. From our obsession with social media and pop culture, to the bloody violence and discrimination that goes on every day around the world, Quiles captures heartfelt emotion in each of his drawings to bring about a powerful response in us.
They probably have all their speeches prepared on vinyl. In the series ‘HIPSTORY’, Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni turns some of the world’s most iconic leaders and policy makers into hipsters. By simply giving their hairstyles and clothes trendy makeovers – not to mention a stylized beard here and there – leaders like John F. Kennedy, […]
Previously, we showed you graphic designer Sedki Alimam’s amusing series about IKEA’s iconic instruction manual character. Finding inspiration from a recent trip to the furniture store, he turned the IKEA Man into cartoon characters like Bart Simpson, Spongebob Squarepants, and Fred Flintstone.
Now we’ve seen everything. First we brought your Dirds (dog-bird hybrids), then there were Meowls (cat-owl hybrids), then there were Slittens (sloth-kitten hybrids). Now, feast your eyes on Shark Cats, shark heads and tails illustrated onto cat bodies!
Most artists, they like to portray lips as luscious, seductive, and alluring. Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov, however, likes to portray lips as a forest, a prison, and/or a horrifying heap of naked people.
Inspiration usually comes in the most unexpected ways. For Sweden-based graphic designer Sedki Alimam, his latest character illustration involved a trip to IKEA. He was about to assemble a piece of furniture when the iconic character in the brand’s instruction manual gave him the idea for his next series. Called ‘IKEA Man’, the series reimagines […]
Tumblr artist ‘Tango’ shows the silliness in ordinary, everyday situations through his amusing illustrations. The artist uses the different body parts of cats, dogs, penguins, pigs, and sometimes even inanimate objects, to create simple but stunning images. It’s a bit bizarre at first – talking about the unexpected punchlines – but you’ll get hooked eventually! […]
Javier Perez, an illustrator based in Ecuador, usually incorporates random objects into his drawings. One illustration shows a porcupine with screws for its spikes, another shows a cowboy with a pair of pliers as his pants.
Every little girl looks up to Disney’s princesses and even dreams of becoming just like them. That’s why it’s completely baffling why the company’s formative films still enforce outdated or unrealistic standards, especially when it comes to a woman’s body. After seeing how these standards are still perpetuated in the film, ‘Frozen’, Emmy Award-winning illustrator […]
How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.
If only we had these sooner! UK-based artist James Chapman teaches us meaningful life lessons in a series he recently did for BuzzFeed. Illustrating the iconic style of IKEA instruction guides, he gives us the lowdown on what to do in certain situations. For instance, when you’re in a job interview, it’s best not to […]
Gotta vote them all! Utah-based designer and illustrator Brandon Dayton has created a series that finally gives us a reason to say ‘aww’ to politicians: Pokemon U.S. Presidents.
Who knew the Starbucks mermaid could also be Colonel Sanders, Thomas the Train, and Goku? Instead of throwing out his used coffee cups, artist Soo Min Kim reuses them as his canvas. Armed with a green marker, he carefully dabs in the details in and around the mermaid’s face, turning her completely into a different […]