These witty illustrations mash up history with pop culture

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 June 2014

History would’ve been cooler and more interesting if graphic designer and illustrator Eduardo San Gil, more popularly known as ‘Graja’, got his way. In this collection of his artworks, historical figures are re-imagined with pop culture elements such as video games, anime, and tech. The funniest ones are a Viking ship inspired by Barney the […]

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This dad has been making awesome doodles on his kid’s lunchbag every day for the past 2 years

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 17 June 2014

I wish my dad drew cool illustrations on my lunch bag instead of, you know, not drawing cool illustrations on my lunch bag. Graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around awesome dad Bryan Dun has been drawing on his kid’s lunch bags every day for the past 2 years.

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If Dr. Seuss made horror movies and games

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 5 June 2014

DeviantART user and Australian artist ‘DrFaustusAU’ reimagines some of the creepiest characters in film and video games in the adorable and totally non-traumatizing style of Dr. Seuss. He gives iconic titles like The Last of US, Bioshock, Evil Dead, Slender, and Silent Hill child-friendly book covers and posters.

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Disney’s Frozen illustrated Tim Burton style: we interviewed the artist who pulled it off!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 1 June 2014

Elsa might not have wanted to build a snowman, but Tim Burton sure did – or at least the young illustrator who drew in his iconic style. Japanese artist Yoko just re-imagined Disney’s Frozen as a Tim Burton film, giving Elsa, Anna, Sven, Hans, and Kristoff, a very dark makeover. In this short exclusive interview, Yoko talks more about herself and her beloved series. [Read our original post about her here.]

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Psychodelic trippy art by Otto Splotch

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Friday 30 May 2014

Probably inspired, or influenced, by artists such as Ed Roth, artist Otto Splotch has that punky, sometimes gross, but always interesting style. What sets him apart is the originality, spontaneity, and humour found throughout his work. This super trippy art seems like a perfect fit for the Brooklyn band Japanther’s cover art.

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Famous Chunkies: illustrator reimagines famous characters as overweight

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2014

Poor Batman, he’s gonna get a lot of ‘Yo Mama’ jokes with that gut hanging out of the Batsuit. In ‘Famous Chunkies’, Chicago-based artist Alex Solis reimagines many famous pop culture characters as having put on a few – ok maybe A LOT – of pounds. Now overweight and obese, many of them are struggling […]

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Super Rockers: Famous super heroes reimagined as rock stars

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 8 May 2014

New York-based art director and illustrator Andres Moncayo reimagined our most iconic superheroes – the rock stars of the Marvel and DC universes – and turned them into real head banging, guitar smashing rockers. In his series ‘Super Rockers’, he gives superheroes different looks from different eras and genres of rock.

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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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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