Brutally honest illustrations by Lyvia Aylward-Davies

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By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 May 2013

These quirky little prints by Lyvia Aylward-Davies are just thing to frame or gift to your bestie. What says I love you like a cute, hand-drawn pigeon proudly proclaiming that it will shit on everything you love? Her illustrations are hilarious in a tongue-in-cheek manner. I particularly identify with her illustration about not sharing my Nutella. Because, well, […]

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Narrative rich Illustrations by Callum Russell

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By Callum Russell in New Illustration on Thursday 21 March 2013

Through composition, shadow, and pattern, I like to create images that have a rich narrative basis. Taking influence from Japanese woodblock prints, German expressionist cinema, medieval woodcuts, and everything in between, I take the craft of papercutting, mix it with digital technologies and create my own harmonious hybrid.

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Bizarre hyper-realistic paintings by Till Rabus

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By Joyce de Gruiter in New Art on Thursday 21 March 2013

Till Rabus creates amazing realistic artwork with a technique that will drop you from your chair. His recent paintings, Fearless Realism, now on exhibition at the Aeroplastics gallery in Belgium, are hyper-realistic paintings of steamy hot bedroom scenes. Other works are remains of junk food, tires, sculptures and also puzzles of 4,200 pieces of garbage.

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Helena Maratheftis: a professional doodler with bright colours

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Sunday 3 March 2013

Helena Maratheftis is a London-based professional doodler who is obsessed with saturated colour and in-your-face patterns. Her work spans the fields of illustration, graphic design, hand-drawn type and cheeky humour.

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Metamorphosis photography series by Madame Peripetie

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 13 February 2013

London-based photographer Madame Peripetie’s conceptual series Metamorphosis was created for the jewelry designer Daisy Feng. Shrouded in a sheet and adorned with the delicate, spider web-like jewlery, a woman’s body becomes transformed into something architectural. The series is all about that transformation. It takes something as familiar as the female form and quite literally objectifies […]

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Tiny roadkill by Slinkachu in Russia

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 24 January 2013

We are a fan of London-based artist Slinkachu, if you don’t yet know. The last we heard of him, he was exhibiting in Belgium. And now it appears he’s been busy setting up a tiny person getting crushed under the giant foot of some guy at a icy park in Moscow. We approve.

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Textured illustrations from Kerry Hyndman

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By Ed Tucker in New Illustration on Thursday 20 December 2012

Kerry Hyndman is a great exponent of classy modern illustration, all chunky, rough, angular shapes with clean lines and some boss texture, along with a fine line in glorious shades of blue. Ain’t that a lovely blue?

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Dreamy yet sinister portraiture by Ruben Ireland

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By Pamela Thompson in New Art on Monday 6 August 2012

London-based artist Ruben Ireland’s work is emotionally charged through its simplicity of subject, stark color combinations, and dreamy yet sinister portraiture. But, to me, no series stands out in it’s brilliance quite like his Warrior series. Mainly black and white with a pop of color, these pieces burrow into the deepest sectors of your soul.

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New illustration work from Jennifer Saul

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By Jennifer Saul in New Illustration on Thursday 16 February 2012

I’m a London born and raised illustrator working mainly in line drawings, using pens, markers, and digital illustration processes to create my images. I find my inspiration from people, fashion, and photographs to produce crisp line drawings with eye-catching subjects.

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Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell

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By Nini Baseema in New Illustration on Friday 10 February 2012

Mark Powell from London uses a standard big biro pen to draw amazing portraits of elderly people on the backs of old envelopes. His works are as evocative as his canvas is unusual. Regardless, the results of his creative efforts are amazing.

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Liga Kitchen’s illustrative tales

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By Madara in New Illustration on Thursday 18 November 2010

Latvian artist, Liga Kitchen, lives in London where she creates detailed illustrative tales, using collage and graphics to tell her story.

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Rob Ryan

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2008

London-based Robert Ryan works with a form of art I wish I had the patience for — papercutting. He applies his emotive and fantastical art to a variety of applications, from screenprints and textiles, to ceramics and lazercutting.

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