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 […]
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]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Do you still want to be the very best with these guys lurking around the tall grass? Artist Daryl Hobson finally created the series we’ve all been waiting for: zombified Pokemon! Currently, there are 649 Pokemon. Yes, they’re that many now. Hobson plans to only zombify the original 151 – unless he wants to be […]
London-based creative Lex Wilson made a series of illustration experiments using typography, 3D art, and a lot of perspective. He uses the viewer’s perspective to create optical illusions of type that seem to pop in and out of the page.
Young & Sick has been brought on to illustrate the sophomore Foster The People album entitled Supermodel. This also included designing the biggest mural on the West Coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. Check out this amazing time-lapse video of […]
Self-confessed nerd Josh Lane did a series of illustrations reimagining iconic fictional heroes such as X-Men, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as hieroglyphics. What a genius.
Imgur user gabroll works for a t-shirt company, and his customers often make crazy requests for him to draw on the t-shirt box. His illustrations end up being hilariously creative and charming. Here are just a few of the requests he’s received.
Replicants unite! Here’s a fan-made tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Known for its futuristic, dystopian aesthetic, the Blade Runner universe provides the perfect fodder for a collaborative art project. Twenty-five illustrators have provided artwork for this risographed anthology zine. The project has been successfully funded […]
Jo Fallon is an UK illustrator and designer currently based in Japan. She draws custom pet portraits for the owners of awesome dogs, where the personality of their furry baby is allowed to take centre stage against a bold, bright background.
Illustrator Marko Manev’s Noir superhero series gives a fresh twist to these classic comic book characters. Portrayed as silhouetted beacons in a world of brooding darkness, these iconic heroes seem even more heroic set in black and white. Villains, beware.
Lena Durham’s Girls TV show has been praised for its portrayal of young, twenty-something girls struggling to make sense of life in New York City. Full-time illustrator Nina Cosford has taken note, and produced a fun and colorful celebration of the show’s characters in a project titled Girls Illustrated. This cute and quirky collection of […]