John Kenn Mortensen gives us a glimpse into a creepy yet curiously beautiful world of monsters through his post-it drawings. These fun drawings almost poke fun at reality by hiding the monsters in the most ordinary of places.
If you like calendars but you hate those sexy pin-up girls, here’s an alternative: the Calendar of Sexy Monsters. Erika Deoude, an artist, illustrator, designer, and movie lover, took pop culture’s scariest monsters and turned them into pin-up style, seductive models. She’s selling the calendar and calendar-less calendars (meaning only the prints) on her Etsy […]
Art director Katie Johnson began the “Monster Project” back in 2010 to help develop children’s creativity and imagination. She asked students from a second grade class in Faubion Elementary in Austin, Texas to draw monsters. She then created illustrations of the kids’ monsters and gave it back to them. The original versions, alongside the new […]
Halloween may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the kids are safe from nighttime terrors. Especially when these “wickedly spooky” illustrations are created to put a face to some rare legendary creatures. From North America to Japan, the team at Flikli researched some of the more rare legendary creatures and beasts to haunt us while lying in bed.
Chris McMahon gets paintings from thrift stores and garage sales and then adds monsters to them. It’s as simple as that. It’s as effective as that. See green lakeland vistas stalked by hulking colossus’s, swamp monsters and even a land narwhal. The pairing of serene landscape and garish monster really works well.
French artist Ciou is inspired by a wonderful mix of music, pin ups, manga, primitive religious art, art nouveau, tattoos, old toys and Mexican culture. She combines her own marvellous lowbrow Necro Kawaï art style with forms from popular pictures and old techniques. The little girls and monsters are cute and sweet but with an […]
For all their fluffiness and flakiness, we knew the cats weren’t just messing about on Earth. These terrorizing feline monsters remind us who’s boss. We should just roll over and play dead right after we surrender everything to them.
Brian Castleforte is a independent artist, creative director, motion graphics designer, and animator based in Los Angeles and the founder of NicePaperToys, the first papertoy social network. For anyone who hasn’t heard of papertoys, think of it as a mash-up of origami and designer toys, a viral Internet art movement that used to be limited to […]
Aaron Crawford makes monsters. With beautifully grotesque detail he puts them on prints, t-shirts, books, and even buttons. He draws out original and frightening works while also making pieces inspired by classic horror elements like Night of the Creeps and Goosebumps. A lot of his work is limited edition, but new stuff is constantly coming out. I always get comments on the t-shirts I have.
Next time you scribble ‘buy milk’ on a Post-It Note, you’ve just deprived John Kenn of a canvas. This Danish artist conjures creepy monster scenes worthy of a midnight movie marathon, all compacted into small yellow squares.
Shing Yin Khor (aka Sawdust Bear) describes herself as ‘a sculptor and illustrator inspired by monsters, tentacles, mediocre science fiction movies, bikes, Dungeons and Dragons, and really adorable cats’. Some of her sculpted characters appear in Marlowe the Monster, a webcomic about a lumpy, multi-eyed monster who goes on bad dates and suffers from social anxiety, which he soothes by eating cake.
There’s nothing like sea monsters, cascading across our computer screens masquerading as desktop icons, to motivate us to get down to work fast. Plus, it comes in five colours. Thank you, Jamie McCanless.
Street artists NF and Lover have been getting up quite a bit lately. Here’s a recent collaboration that was spotted in the Bronx illustrating the dangers of cell phone use.
Brazilian artist Cezar Berger, aka Berje, does the metal-influenced pop art really well, his demons, monsters, melting faces, skulls, and goats taking on a sort of counterculture, skateboarder vibe.