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Illustration

Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

February 17, 2017
Illustrations that explain Arabic words’ meaning
Illustrations that explain Arabic words’ meaning

Westerners like myself often like Arabic characters for the simple reason that they look graphically pleasing. Mahmoud El Sayed, a graphic designer from Egypt, played with this and created a collection of educational illustrations that take the meaning of Arabic words litterally. By distorting each character, El Sayed makes the word look like its meaning. […]

January 17, 2017
Colorful illustrations by Nadine Kolodziey
Colorful illustrations by Nadine Kolodziey

Based Frankfurt, Germany, artist and illustrator Nadine Kolodziey’s work is very recognizable with its bold, colorful characters that are always in movement. Kolodziey takes project for all kinds of big companies and magazines, such as Google or Die Zeit, you can see more of her work on her portfolio website.

January 8, 2017
This artist creates 3D art using paper and pen only
This artist creates 3D art using paper and pen only

HustMitNavn is the pseudo of a creative Danish illustrator. He became Internet famous for his impressive illustrations where he adds an extra layer of creativity with paper manipulations that interact with his drawings.

December 20, 2016
Japanese artist Kazuaki Horitomo creates badass tattooed cats illustrations
Japanese artist Kazuaki Horitomo creates badass tattooed cats illustrations

Cats tattooing each other, this is not a scene you’re likely to witness in real life, but it’s the type of drawings you could have seen in ancient japanese prints or paintings. Kazuaki Horitomo is a tattoo artist who has been creating tattoo art for over 20 years. Aside from that, he has also drawn this […]

December 16, 2016
Corporate brands that have used illustration successfully
Corporate brands that have used illustration successfully

When you think of branding, you immediately think of a logo. There are so many big names out there that have a globally recognised brand. Coca-cola, McDonalds, Nike are a few of the ones you will know as soon as you see their logo. But how far does art and illustration go to demonstrate a […]

December 11, 2016
Guy Billout creates absurd and funny illustrations
Guy Billout creates absurd and funny illustrations

French artist and illustrator Guy Billout is a true visual poet. In his witty illustrations, he creates surreal illustrations with absurd scenes that rarely lack humour. The work of this talented artist has been often published in famous newspapers and magazine such as The New York Times or Time magazine, as well as in some […]

December 10, 2016
A nicely designed video that compiles a collection of frustrating little things
A nicely designed video that compiles a collection of frustrating little things

Appropriately named “Unsatisfying“, this short animation by Parallel Studio is an ode to all the unsatisfying little things of life. Really worth watching for the satisfying illustrative style with grainy colors and bold contour.

November 30, 2016
Retro-futuristic movie posters by Laurent Durieux
Retro-futuristic movie posters by Laurent Durieux

With a vintage style, Belgian illustrator Laurent Durieux creates impressive illustrated posters of famous movies. The drawing details, color schemes,… everything about this is wonderful.

November 22, 2016
World War II seen throught the eyes of a soldier
World War II seen throught the eyes of a soldier

We are used to see pictures of the war taken by photographers, with always the same scenes of action. The Library of Congress kept a series of drawing made by a young soldier who happened to also be an architect: Victor Lundy. His drawings show a more human side of the war, with scenes from […]

November 20, 2016
Pirate Utopia: book design and illustration by John Coulthart
Pirate Utopia: book design and illustration by John Coulthart

John Coulthart is a talented illustrator and designer who creates stunning designs for books. He also runs a great blog where he shares his work, among other things. The Pirate Utopia layouts and illustrations is the latest work he shared.

November 16, 2016
Art & design by H.Y.T. Studio
Art & design by H.Y.T. Studio

Bold lines and shapres with popping colors, John Slade’s style is quickly identifiable once you’ve seen some of his work. The designer, based in UK, works for various large and not-so-large companies, and he often shows his artworks in art galleries around the world.

November 11, 2016
Coffee cats that just got out of the cup
Coffee cats that just got out of the cup

Elena Efremova draws cute cats to go with her coffees. Each cat seems to come straight out of the cup, which gives it a unique flavor every time.

November 2, 2016
The dreamy illustrations of Sébastien Plassard
The dreamy illustrations of Sébastien Plassard

Sébastien Plassard is a talented editorial illustrator who knows how to turn simple images into powerful ideas by adding a little surreal touch. You can follow his work on Instagram or Tumblr.

October 13, 2016
The handmade lettering of Dan Lee
The handmade lettering of Dan Lee

At the cornerstone between typography and illustration, there is the art of hand lettering. Dan Lee is an excellent example of a person who picked up this art and practices it with talent. He shares his lettering work, along with his graphic design and illustration, on his portfolio website.

September 18, 2016
Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dali
Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dali

If one artist had to illustrate a trippy book like “Alice in Wonderland”, it had to be Salvador Dali. The trippiest of all artist did actually create twelve illustration for Caroll’s most famous book, that’s one illustration per chapter. The book was recently republished to commemorate the 150th anniversary of one of the most popular […]