Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.
Good editorial illustration needs to be understood right away. For that, the drawings need to combine complex ideas and compress them into a simple image that explains a situation or an idea quickly. As you can guess, this is an amazingly complex task that editorial illustrators face every day. A look at Stuart McReath’s illustrated […]
When spilling coffee, most people clean it up right away with an occasional curse word. Stefan Kuhnigk, an artist from Germany, prefers to let it dry for a few hours, so he can create some little illustrated monsters with the spills. Now he even creates the coffee spills on purpose and selects the best to create […]
Jacques Carelman passed away recently, in 2012. He was born in 1929 in France and was mostly famous for a drawing of a policeman he did during the Mai 1968 events in Paris. Carelman also drew many less political things, like the absurd objects he invented. In fact he created an entire catalogue of unobtainable […]
Paul Jackson’s hyper-realistic drawings are amazing studies of the human and animal bodies. The skulls are coming out of the skin and leave a trail of skin behind. Based in Toronto, Jackson is a complete artist with a talent for music, design and illustration.
This spectacular drawing was commission work created by McCann India for Greenpeace. Using the Yin Yang symbol and applying it to the earth, Greenpeace suggests that we bring back some balance to our planet. You can see some images of the making off of the drawing, as well as the end result in this post. […]
PEZ is the artist name of a talented French illustrator. His art goes far beyond simple illustrations, but what we share in this post are his incredibly detailed sketches. In this series, PEZ took on some famous characters with a simple pencil. He gave them a new life with some little twists.
We all have been drawing with a blue ballpoint pen at some point in our life. It may be at school or on the phone, but blue ballpoint pens have been an escape for bored people to let their mind wander for decades already. French illustrator Kevin Lucbert is either very bored or very talented. I’d […]
Saving the world is great, everybody likes you and you get tons of media exposure. Hell, you even get books and movies written about you. But saving the world doesn’t pay the bills. Illustrator Flying Mouse 365, whose nickname sounds like a superhero’s name, created many designs trying to imagine what part-time jobs superheroes had […]
French illustrator and artist Amandine Urruty has created her own bizarre world that draws and paints over and over. Mask-wearing characters sit among flying objects and tiny persons doing stuff give us an endless amount of things to look at in her paintings. Inspired, among others, by Hieronymus Bosch, she has been categorized into pop-surrealism […]
The sound eater is a children book project by Juliette Barbanègre, a Paris-based illustrator. The sound eater story starts in the city of Vudenhaut. In that city people have huge eyes and excellent eyesight, they can see very far. Miro was born with normal eyes and huge ears. He cannot see further than the clouds, […]
Milwaukee-based illustrator Boris Pelcer creates stunning illustrations. His portraits get lost in the stars or in intricate patterns, somewhere between dream and reality. On his portfolio, you’ll find detailed drawings carefuly designed in black and white, sometimes for personal projects, sometimes for client work.
New York based illustrator Christoph Niemann’s work often uses humour. We already featured him for his American illustrations, and he has often proved being very funny. His recent series at the MOMA in New York also plays with the landscape, with the artworks of the museum to be more accurate. He completes the artworks with […]
Anything related to 3D printing is usually presented as edgy, highly-technological stuff that will bring the next industrial revolution. While this is probably true, it means that visuals that relate to 3D printing are often designed to give a technological, cold look-and-feel. The illustrations created for San Marino stamps by Andy Rementer look somewhat naive, […]
Studying a language will most often make you feel closer to the language’s country. That’s the assertion that Russian graphic designer Ira Smolikova visualized for this brilliant advertising for the Pushkin Institute, a Russian language center. The visuals take several countries popular culture symbols and, in a few steps, turns it into a Matryoshka, the […]
Carne Griffiths has created an impressive series of portaits, using ink and tea to make some spectacular watercolor-like effects.