Very clever ‘cartoonbombing’ by French illustrator Troqman

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 12 September 2014

Art director and illustrator Troqman has introduced us to a very cool trend sweeping the web-cartoonbombing. Instead of photobombing pictures, this artist is taking it a step further and drawing cartoons to fit in with his surroundings.

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Illustrations drawn with layer of dirt on truck doors capture eye balls on the road

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 22 August 2014

Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.

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Disturbingly brilliant illustrations by Birdsnatch

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By glareworm in New Illustration on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Sometimes artists find that it’s necessary to not only stray from a more conventional path, but to also pull its pants down and examine its naughty bits. This is where the artwork of Birdsnatch pulls out its magnifying glass and goes to town. Check out more of his provocative work on his Instagram.

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John D and Me: new kids book illustrated by Kate McCarthy

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By Kate McCarthy in New Illustration on Thursday 7 November 2013

Sonia Penny’s new book John D and Me is the story of a cheeky little gorilla named John Daniel. His character is based on the ‘John Daniel’ of twentieth century fame who was brought into London and lived above a shop with his devoted owner. He ended up in New York before he eventually died. […]

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In an alternate universe, manatee superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 2 November 2013

Here’s a suggestion to Marvel and DC: In order to save on payroll, remove Robert Downey Jr., Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, and all the other high-budget stars, and replace them with manatees. Who better to portray fantastical characters than the mermaids of the sea themselves! For us to have a picture of what this possibility would look like, US-based Joel Micah Harris has come up with an illustrated series of various superheroes being portrayed by manatees.

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Beautiful Lion King illustrations

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By Hameed Adigun in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 October 2013

I just love images that create different, powerful feelings in the viewer. This artist was moved to paint the scene because of a beautiful piece of music from the last Harry Potter movie. See more of the artist’s amazing work here.

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Paul Rogers illustrates Jack Kerouac’s novel On The Road, page by page

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By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Friday 11 October 2013

Paul Rogers is a California based illustrator who has set out on a journey to illustrate Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On The Road. Page by page. Seriously. Deciding to embark on such a task is surely daunting if not down right mad. But as Kerouac himself said: ‘the only people for me are the mad […]

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Secret works of art on the edges of book pages

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open.

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Anarchy in the UK illustrated t-shirt

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Monday 17 June 2013

Perhaps you recall Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols from back in the 70s. The song placed 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. So there’s that. And here’s what’s happened all these 40 years later with the rise of the Tumblr generation. I found this hilarious illustration. […]

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Australian Mulga the Artist creates beardy weirdy illustrations

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By Sarah Howell in New Art on Thursday 30 May 2013

He draws beards, he draws animals, zombies, wacky characters, and then more beards again. He has a unique decorative illustration style combining crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. Fluro highlighter is used with free abandon and he has been known to customise guitars and skateboards. This a Mulga the Artist, aka Joel Moore. His ethos is clear: ‘I […]

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From the LAEM Store: Sarah Beetson Art Prints

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By Alison Shepard in New Art on Friday 17 May 2013

Introducing 2 incredible new limited edition prints from artist/illustrator extraordinaire, Sarah Beetson, signed and hand-screened (with 20+ colors, to boot!). What we love most about Sarah Beetson is her exploration of body images and perversities in pop culture, all shown in an outwardly playful and dynamic explosion of color. We’re thrilled to have snagged a […]

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Cultural satire cartoons by Peter Arkle

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

A cartoonist for many well-known magazines, Peter Arkle has got some witty stuff. His cartoons are simple enough to easily get, but also speak deeply about society and cultural views. When he talks about his art, he says that he likes to mix writing with art in order to “cheat” into some good material. Very […]

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Street artist Phlegm creates gorgeous spidery street art

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

Sheffield street artist Phlegm is at it again. His long-legged, spidery creatures are stalking the streets and hitch hiking right before your eyes. These fantastic black and white creatures are well placed to interact with their environment. and posses a well though out quality. I love their hand drawn feel. And guess what? Phlegm is releasing […]

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Sketch Travel: 70 artists collaborate for the Room to Read literacy non-profit

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By Vincent Serritella in New Art on Thursday 28 February 2013

Dice Tsutsumi, of Pixar and Gerald Guerlais, was able to bring more than 70 artists together for this Sketch Travel project. The only requirement was to hand-deliver the sketchbook to a fellow artist. The project will culminate in an auction of the original book and the proceeds will be donated to the international literacy non-profit, […]

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Charmingly whimsical and cheeky drawings by Garth

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By Meliana Salim in New Illustration on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Garth is an artist residing in a little village in southern France. A self-admitted lover of the absurd, the profound, the banal and the beautiful, Garth’s drawings and illustrations are brilliantly simplistic but never boring, whimsical and often tongue-in-cheek. In Garth’s words: ‘The artist is a magician, the paint brush a wand’. The world according to Garth is indeed a magical place: an original wonderland where ideas, characters and thoughts fall down the rabbit hole and come to life.

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