Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.
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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]