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Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

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 […]

September 13, 2016
Artist draws creatures that invade the NYC subway
Artist draws creatures that invade the NYC subway

New York artist Ben Rubin found a good way to entertain himself during his subway commutes. During the rides, he works on his Subway Doodles project, which consists in taking pictures with his iPad and sketching cute monsters into the scenes.

September 12, 2016
Sébastien Thibault creates excellent editorial illustrations
Sébastien Thibault creates excellent editorial illustrations

Sébastien Thibault is a talented Canadian illustrator. He works as a freelancer and sells his illustrations to various large newspapers and magazines, such as Time magazine, The New Yorks Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Le Monde,  The Wallstreet Journal, The Boston Globe, Billboard, L’Actualité and many others…

August 24, 2016
Illustrations and posters by Jee-ook Choi
Illustrations and posters by Jee-ook Choi

Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi has made herself a name in the world of illustration. Her surreal worlds create a charming environment that convinced the organizers of the BIFAN festival to commission her to create posters for the festival. The posters she designed for the festival are just fantastic, with simple lines and two prominent colors, […]

August 17, 2016
Anti-alcohol advertising posters from the Soviet era
Anti-alcohol advertising posters from the Soviet era

Soviet Russia was a failure in many aspects, but there is one thing they did right: posters! This series of advertising posters to fight alcoholism are another good example of the great work done by the Russian designers of the time to design good posters.

August 11, 2016
Winners of the World Illustration Awards 2016
Winners of the World Illustration Awards 2016

The Association of Illustrators organizes a yearly award for the best illustration work published worldwide. This year, two Korean illustrators won both the professional award, won by Jimin Kim, and the New Talent award, won by Jungho Lee. Hand-drawn illustration book made using graphite and charcoal by Jimin Kim.

July 12, 2016
The illustrative work of Stefan Glerum
The illustrative work of Stefan Glerum

Inspired by a mix of several twentieth century art movements, Stefan Glerum’s illustrations are both colorful and subtle, often playing with isometric perspective. The Dutch illustrator works for a wide range of international clients, which is the best proof of his success.

July 5, 2016
100 views of Tokyo by Shinji Tsuchimochi
100 views of Tokyo by Shinji Tsuchimochi

You probably have heard of the 36 views of the Mt. Fuji by Hokusai before, or at least you know the most famous piece of the series: the Great Wave off Kanagawa. The work of the master of ukiyo-e has inspired plenty of artist to create series of prints on a topic or a place. […]

June 19, 2016
Illustrations and posters by Julei
Illustrations and posters by Julei

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Justina Leisyte is a talented illustrator who creates colorful artworks. Her work can be seen on her Behance page, where she goes by the name Julei.

June 16, 2016
Fernando Reza creates posters for movies that never happened
Fernando Reza creates posters for movies that never happened

Unfortunately, not all great movies saw the light. Some movie projects with great film directors were predicted, but never happened for one reason or another. But what if these movies were filmed? What would the promotional posters look like? Illustrator and poster designer Fernando Reza tried to answer that question by taking on the project […]

June 13, 2016
Simon Stalenhag’s visions of a Brave New World
Simon Stalenhag’s visions of a Brave New World

Swedish illustrator Simon Stalenhag takes a look at our relationship to technology in his worrying work. People just like you or me are confronted to new technological realities in what looks like a dystopian future. The illustrations look like our world, so we can still relate to it despite the extra-technological display.