Eugenia Viti is our absolute favourite illustrator right now

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 4 September 2015

Every now and then we come across an artist that blows us away with their talent. We’re adding Eugenia Viti to that list. This Madrid-born, Chicago-based artist loves drawing people, animals, invented animals (our faves), and flowers, and we’re more than excited to share her work with you.

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Live to sleep? These illustrations totally get your dreamy lifestyle

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 3 August 2015

There are two kinds of people in the world: those that LOVE sleep and can’t get enough of it, and those other weirdos. Some people just don’t get the desire to sleep. That desire to nap in the early afternoon or to sleep in until midday on a weekend (or a weekday, who are we kidding?). But that’s ok. There’s someone who does understand the wonders of sleep – artist Landysh Askhmetzyanova.

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Tiny Instagram illustrations by Kasia Haldas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 3 July 2015

If you’ve got yourself an Instagram account, you might see your snaps turned into tiny paintings someday because this is artist Karia Haldas’ specialty. 

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I hate Berlin, I love Berlin illustrations by a South Korean expat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you’ve ever moved to a different country, you’ll soon find out that while the grass is sometimes greener on the other side, there are certain things that will never feel like home. South Korean artist Sunkyong moved to Berlin and found this out, so she illustrated her experience in the series, I hate Berlin, I love Berlin.

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An illustrated collection of all of Don Draper’s conquests

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 17 April 2015

Who hasn’t Don Draper slept with? This Mad Men character might be the founding partner of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to roll around in the hay once in a while.

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Satirical illustrations provide an uncomfortable truth on today’s society

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 28 November 2014

Sheffield-based illustrator John Holcroft uses his artistry to speak up about the state of the world we’re living in. Using vintage-style techniques, this popular artist takes on social media, big tobacco companies, utility services, and even pop culture icons to show us that we’ve grown accustomed to companies shoving things down our throats, like the need to be liked, the need to look a certain way, and the need to conform.

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Movie titles minus a single letter create truly hilarious illustrations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Redditor austindlight has created a series of fun and lighthearted illustrations that are from popular movies. One difference to his illustrations? Each drawing is from a movie title, missing just one letter.

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Help crowd fund a project that produces caricatures that aren’t very good

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Luke Rooney may have a lack of talent but that won’t stop this Sydney-based wannabe artist from starting a Kickstarter project. Titled Not Very Good Caricatures [Done By Me (Of You)], Rooney hopes to entice his backers with a caricature of yourself in either black and white or colour, and delivered to your home address all for as little as $3 in support.

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Very clever ‘cartoonbombing’ by French illustrator Troqman

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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