Human/bird illustrations by Melbourne artist Benk

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By Benk in New Illustration on Saturday 9 November 2013

The Melbourne-based artist/human Benk has created a series of illustrations that toys with the interrelationships between humanity and nature. We see birds almost every day of our lives. We hardly notice them, I certainly don’t feel as if I live among birds, but we all do. These illustrations portray humans wearing bird masks, showing the […]

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The last meals of famous people by Sarah Lazarovic

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

Last meals are customary as part of a condemned prisoner’s day before facing execution. Usually, the prisoners are asked what they want for a last meal and the authorities try their best to be genies for a day. Some want their meals fancy, some simple, some healthy, and some eat like there’s no tomorrow – […]

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Origin stories as art posters

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By Jake Sheridan in New Design on Friday 25 October 2013

Take the origin story from different pieces of pop culture, distill it down to the essentials, and put that in poster form. What do you have? You have The Ninja Bots Origin series. With origins ranging from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Batman to even The Powerpuff Girls, there’s something for everyone.

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Deeply detailed comic illustrations by Plump Oyster

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By Dave Mahler in New Illustration on Monday 21 October 2013

Benjamin Sea, aka Plump Oyster, must be a very patient man. I tried ripping on his style this one time…and only one time. Because, my god, I can’t even fathom the time and skill that goes into his deeply complex, detailed and sprawling images. What’s amazing is that his images are so stylised yet still […]

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The World Cup Draw: illustrations of your favourite football players

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Thursday 17 October 2013

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is probably the most anticipated global sporting event next year. If you like art and football, The World Cup Draw will feature an illustration of a football player each day for a year up to the World Cup kicking off on June 12, 2014. These incredible illustrations were created using […]

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The dark side of your favourite fairytales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Fairytales are told to make us believe in happy endings, whirlwind romances, and magical moments. Truth is, there is no fairy godmother to make your wishes come true, no sparkly unicorns (sadly), and no prince charming for everybody. Illustrator Rachel Wise gives us some very realistic posters about how fairy tales really blend with the […]

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Doctored art: Incredible anatomy drawings by physicians

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

‘There should be more physician-artists in the world,’ remarked Popular Science, and boy, we agree. Must say, that’s some gorgeous stuff by Guilhelmus Fabricius Hildanus with his woodcut of a man with a grotesquely bulbous eye tumor.

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Colourful illustrations by Simon Vaeth

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By Louise Rosenkrands in New Illustration on Saturday 12 October 2013

Apart from being a good friend and colleague at the studio I work at, Simon Væth is also an amazing illustrator. Since his graduation from the Kolding School of Design in 2010, he’s been working as a freelance illustrator and has been in touch across a wide range of media, such as live visuals, magazine […]

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Victor Castillo’s art: dark acrylic paintings that still exude a comic cheerfulness

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 4 October 2013

When Victor Castillo was a little boy, he was totally fascinated by the animations and science fiction movies he saw on Chilean TV. This was when he began drawing, using this animated inspiration source to create his own two-dimensional fiction. Many years later, when living in Barcelona, he enriched and perfected his signature style by […]

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LP design by Maarten Donders

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Monday 23 September 2013

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, […]

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Cats I Know: illustrations by Kaori Mitsushima

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By Micha Hilliard in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 September 2013

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 […]

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Alice in Wonderland body ink

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 September 2013

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.

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The Dos and Do Nots of looking after a baby

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

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 […]

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Illuminating Darkness: A new exhibition by Lexi Land

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 17 September 2013

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 […]

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The fashionable X-Men

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 17 September 2013

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 […]

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