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Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

January 28, 2016
Minimalist animal drawings made with a calligraphic pen
Minimalist animal drawings made with a calligraphic pen

With a few strokes, Andrew Fox creates lovable illustrations of animals that get a calligraphic look-and-feel. The designer works with a calligraphic pen and uses the techniques of calligraphy to create these animals, a good exercise in minimalism.

January 19, 2016
Steve Cutts’ illustrations will make you think about the world we live in
Steve Cutts’ illustrations will make you think about the world we live in

Working from London, Steve Cutts creates illustrations and animations that make you think about the world we live in. Modern slavery, smartphone addiction, social media, consumerism, all these topics (and others) are illustrated uncompromisingly by the British artist. The 9 to 5 cubicle work life. Are you really in charge? Or do you have a master? […]

January 15, 2016
Portraits of famous movie directors by Stellavie
Portraits of famous movie directors by Stellavie

Stellavie is an agency formed by a duo of Hamburg-based designers, Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein. The duo teamed up with a talented illustrator, Julian Rentzsch, to create these wonderful posters dedicated to famous movie directors. The portraits, in black-and-white, are mixed up with references to the directors that give it a very dynamic touch. Some […]

January 11, 2016
Good agencies copy, great agencies steal and receive awards
Good agencies copy, great agencies steal and receive awards

“Good artists copy; great artists steal”. This quote was ascribed to Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso, and William Faulkner, among many other talented men. I cannot confirm whether these artists really said it or not, but I can verify that Malaysia-based design agency Dentsu Utama took this quote quite literally. The agency just copied a logo published […]

December 18, 2015
An Italian Economic Revue features better cover designs than most design magazines
An Italian Economic Revue features better cover designs than most design magazines

Grid-based design with nice typographic hierarchy, check. Gorgeous Didone typeface for the title, check. Awesome, catchy, and colorful illustrations, check. I’d love to find something that’s not perfect with these covers for the Italian Economic Revue, but in my opinion they are flawless. The illustrations are the work of the talented Italien illustrator Ray Oranges. Now […]

December 6, 2015
Powerful editorial illustrations about war by Gunduz Aghayev
Powerful editorial illustrations about war by Gunduz Aghayev

Gunduz Aghayev is an artist from Azerbaijan who has a dark, very dark sense of humor and satire that he uses in his editorial style paintings. On the topics of war, ecology, and politics in general, the artist takes inspiration from iconic images, brands, and world leaders, to create powerful imagery that will make you think twice.

December 1, 2015
Studio Ghibli characters in the style of Art Nouveau
Studio Ghibli characters in the style of Art Nouveau

Earlier this week we shared posters designed for The Legend of Zelda in the style of Studio Ghibli. This time it’s the turn of Studio Ghibli’s characters to get a redesign in the style of Art Nouveau. These illustrations were created by Japanese illustrator Takumi. You can discover more of his work on his Facebook […]

November 30, 2015
Typographic prints and t-shirts by Yeah Awesome Wow Nice
Typographic prints and t-shirts by Yeah Awesome Wow Nice

The least you could say is that the designer duo behind YAWN chose a quite enthusiastic name for releasing their illustrations and prints. The acronym YAWN means Yeah Awesome Wow Nice. Hard to do more joyful. Based in Dortmund, Germany, Annika Janssen and Sandra Greiling create beautiful typographic compositions with a nice handmade look-and-feel. The […]

November 28, 2015
Posters of Legend of Zelda in Studio Ghibli’s style
Posters of Legend of Zelda in Studio Ghibli’s style

Rejoice if you are both a fan of The Legend of Zelda and of Studio Ghibli’s movies, because Matt Vince’s project was made just for you. The illustrator took upon the drawing style of the most famous Japanese cartoon studio and used it to re-create imaginary scenes from the video game.

November 27, 2015
Marty Cooper creates sharpie pen animations that invade reality
Marty Cooper creates sharpie pen animations that invade reality

Marty Cooper, who usually goes by the pseudonyme Hombre McSteez, released an amazing video with his now classic augmented reality style. The artist, who works as a storyboard designer, created a cool little clip he share on his Youtube channel. A little monster that he was drawing escapes from the drawing book and goes in destruction […]

November 25, 2015
Sébastien Thibault’s editorial illustrations bring poetry to politics
Sébastien Thibault’s editorial illustrations bring poetry to politics

Editorial illustrators need to regularly convey complex ideas into simple images that give a quick understanding to readers and make them want to read the article. This is a lot to put into one single image. Based in Québec, illustrator Sébastien Thibault has a real talent to bring poetry into his work, even when drawing about […]

November 21, 2015
Decades illustrated with their iconic objects by Frederico Babina
Decades illustrated with their iconic objects by Frederico Babina

Frederico Babina is an architect and illustrator from Italy. He recently created a series of illustrations that give you a quick overview of the iconic objects that made every decade of the 20th century. This is probably the quickest way to preview how our lifestyles have changed in one century.

November 12, 2015
The record covers of Keiichi Tanaami
The record covers of Keiichi Tanaami

With its bold colours and its psychedelic look-and-feel, Keiichi Tanaami’s work is quickly recognizable. Over the years – he started working as an artist in the sixties – he produced an amazing amount of art pieces that have been shown worldwide. A lesser known aspect of his work, more illustrative, is what he did for […]

November 11, 2015
The wonderful portraits of Rachel Tribout
The wonderful portraits of Rachel Tribout

Titled portraits, this series of drawings by Rachel Tribout looks more like the illustrations of her weird dreams. Seemingly taken out of a strange bestiary, the illustrations of the French artist mix animals, people, transportation systems, technological objects, and vintage stuff, among other things. You can view her other cool projects on her portfolio, and […]

November 8, 2015
Paul Kirchner is back, taking the bus has never been so trippy
Paul Kirchner is back, taking the bus has never been so trippy

Born in 1952 in New Haven, Paul Kirchner is a famous comics author who is mostly known for his strip The Bus in Heavy Metal in the seventies and eighties. He also got some fame for his illustrative work and advertising drawings, so he stopped creating comics in the nineties. In 2013, he started working for […]