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Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

April 18, 2016
Lucas Levitan draws monsters into photos
Lucas Levitan draws monsters into photos

When we want to test our tablet’s drawing apps, most of us will quickly scribble things quickly, try a few pen thickness and colors, then close the app and never open it anymore. Lucas Levitan is a bit different. To test his new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, the illustrator took upon a personal challenge: drawing […]

April 11, 2016
Penguin’s Shakespeare series redesigned for the best
Penguin’s Shakespeare series redesigned for the best

Penguin did it again. The publisher redesigned one of their popular book series that includes Shakespeare’s classics. Layout-wise, the covers feature a simple yet elegant design, with a minimalist approach to the title and other typographic elements. The big change comes from the illustrations, prominently displayed in the bottom part of the cover. Graphic designer and […]

March 29, 2016
Russell Walks creates alternative poster art with Star Wars iconography
Russell Walks creates alternative poster art with Star Wars iconography

The Force is with Russell Walks. The talented American illustrator seems to have some extra powers when it comes to create stunning illustrations and poster art. He can already be proud of an impressive list of prestigious clients that include Paramount, Time Warner, or Marvel, among others. For these clients, he specializes in creating alternative […]

March 28, 2016
The typographic art prints of Mila Spasova
The typographic art prints of Mila Spasova

Mila Spasova is an artist and illustrator who creates work on all kinds of topics, often in a cute and stylish way. Among other things, she has published cute prints that feature alphabet letters or numbers. Isometric X city. T. No 26. Summer 6. U. Maze.

March 22, 2016
Studio Ghibli animates the oldest manga in the world
Studio Ghibli animates the oldest manga in the world

The Choju-jinbutsu-giga represents animal caricatures from the 7th century, it is usually referred as the first manga every published. Famous for its movies like Totoro or Chihiro, Studio Ghibli created a small advertisement that animates this historic manga, which was a pretty big deal in Japan. Via Ukiyo-e blog.

March 20, 2016
A Japanese graphic design magazine from 1901
A Japanese graphic design magazine from 1901

These pages are extracted from a graphic design magazine that was published in 1901 in Japan. The magazine was titled Shin-Bijutsukai and regularly published illustrators work. It’s interesting to notice that the inspiration you can get from this type of publication is in some way the same, there wasn’t just as much content all the time. […]

March 19, 2016
Sébastien Thibault creates colorful and witty political illustrations
Sébastien Thibault creates colorful and witty political illustrations

Based in quiet Québec, Sébastien Thibault expresses his talent on all the hot and controversial topics of the moment and get his work published in the most prestigious newspapers and magazines of the world. In The New Yorks Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, or The Neue […]

March 7, 2016
Impossible air transportation vehicles by Balthasar Anton Dunker
Impossible air transportation vehicles by Balthasar Anton Dunker

Born a Swedish citizen in Germany in 1746, Balthasar Anton Dunker lived and worked most of his life in Switzerland, where he created illustrations, engravings, pharmaceutical labels, and caricatures. The illustrator was very critical of the hopes his contemporaries were putting in balloon transportation. The two illustrations you can see on this page are imaginary […]

March 5, 2016
The art prints of Terry Fan
The art prints of Terry Fan

If you frequently check art and illustration blogs, you probably already have seen Terry Fan’s art. His most famous series are probably the Star Wars themed ones, his animals, or his night gardeners. You can follow his work on his Facebook page. The Night Gardener – Buy it on Society6. The Night Gardener – Buy […]

March 1, 2016
The drawings of Mark Powell
The drawings of Mark Powell

Despite all the details, Mark Powell’s drawings are quite minimalist. He doesn’t use any color and usually keeps the drawings centered on one subject. The artworks become special because they are drawn on old magazine and maps, and perfectly integrate to it.

February 29, 2016
Illustrated covers for the Tokyoiter, the imaginary New Yorker counterpart
Illustrated covers for the Tokyoiter, the imaginary New Yorker counterpart

Andrew Joyce and David Robert are two designers based in Tokyo. Inspired by the gorgeous covers of the New Yorker or the Parisianer, they decided to pay a tribute to these magazines iconic covers by creating an imaginary Tokyo counterpart: the Tokyoiter. The covers layouts and illustrations are of course heavily inspired by the two […]

February 23, 2016
The illustrations of Scott Martin, aka Burnt Toast Creative
The illustrations of Scott Martin, aka Burnt Toast Creative

With his bold outlines and colorful designs, Scott Martin’s style is easy to recognize, no wonder his witty illustrations are so widely appreciated. Major brands like Google, Fast Company, or Dropbox (among others) asked him to create work for them, and his work has been numerous magazines. Check out his portfolio at Burnt Toast Creative for […]

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 […]