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Illustration

Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

October 27, 2015
A day at the cat museum
A day at the cat museum

Coming out of the MOCA, Carrie Liao, who is a story person at Paramount Animation, drew this picture that shows how things go at the cat museum. A funny take on modern art, and a great explanation of cats’ fascination with red lights; cats are not idiots who just chase a red dot, they are […]

October 23, 2015
The surreal black and white illustrations of Kim Dae-Hyun
The surreal black and white illustrations of Kim Dae-Hyun

For Kim Dae-Hyun, the black ink they are made of is the only matter they get to play with, so that’s what they do. If you enjoy clever uses of negative space, you’ll love the Korean artist’s work and the way he plays with it.

September 30, 2015
Animals that don’t want to stay between the lines
Animals that don’t want to stay between the lines

Iantha Naicker is a talented illustrator from South Africa. She recently did a mini-series of drawing that are beyond cute. His characters don’t want to stay still on lined paper, so they play with the lines.

September 22, 2015
10 cute and funny cat prints you’ll love
10 cute and funny cat prints you’ll love

Everyone knows that the Internet is made of cats, and that Youtube or Imgur would probably bankrupt if cats went extinct. But cats are not only good at making you laugh or melt with their cuteness, they also inspire artists and illustrators to create cool prints. 1. World domination for cats I’m convinced cats are […]

The surreal digital art of Gediminas Pranckevicius
The surreal digital art of Gediminas Pranckevicius

Working and living in Vilnius, Lithuania, Gediminas Pranckevicius is a talented illustrator and concept artist. He specializes in picture book illustration, music album cover illustration, character design, illustration for advertising and so on. For this feature, I chose to focus on my favorite part of his work, the amazing surreal landscapes he creates.

September 14, 2015
Bold and colorful illustrations by Chi Birmingham
Bold and colorful illustrations by Chi Birmingham

Chi Birmingham lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he creates bold, colorful, and often funny illustrations. He has a MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts of New York, but that was before he started winning awards almost yearly for his brilliant work. On the client side, Birmingham works for an impressive list […]

September 9, 2015
The work of Lithuanian illustrator Karolis Strautniekas
The work of Lithuanian illustrator Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas creates quickly recognizable with his flat, vintage style. He works for famous magazines like Wired or The Independant and was often awarded for his awesome work.

August 30, 2015
The humorous illustrations of Ben Chen
The humorous illustrations of Ben Chen

Ben Chen is a talented illustrator from Taiwan. He creates many t-shirt illustrations that go very popular on Threadless, but not only. You can also find his work on Flickr, where he shares some more in-depth work, with small comics and more elaborated drawings. When seeing his drawings, you can immediately guess that the man […]

August 21, 2015
Nature illustrations inspired by the traditional prints style
Nature illustrations inspired by the traditional prints style

Chinese artist RLoN published an impressive series of illustrations that show a powerful side of nature and animals. He chose to work with a style inspired by traditional prints, but with a modern touch. Some of the illustrations are a bit kitschy, but the drawing work is truly impressive.

August 20, 2015
Generative illustrations by Janusz Jurekby
Generative illustrations by Janusz Jurekby

Polish designer Janusz Jurek has specialized in digital art and illustration over the years. His more recent work involves a lot of generative illustration. Unfortunately, he didn’t document his working technique, so we can only take a wild guess and imagine that he works with some programming tools. In his body series, he makes lines converge […]

August 9, 2015
Humorous illustrated condom packages by Cloakwork
Humorous illustrated condom packages by Cloakwork

Durex is one of the brands who often comes up with cool and funny advertising. Many of their ads are very catchy, and use humor in a quite subtle way (most of the time). This time, an illustrator from Malaysia took on the brand’s packaging and re-imagined it with cute characters and clever cut-outs. This […]

August 7, 2015
Playful illustrations that will mess with your mind
Playful illustrations that will mess with your mind

Flyingmouse365 is a brand of funny, illustrated t-shirts. We already shared their illustrations of the part-time jobs of superheroes. They have another series of cool drawings that will make you think a little more, these are not available as t-shirts, but can be purchased as art prints on their shop. For regular illustrated goodness, you should […]

July 31, 2015
Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath
Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath

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 […]

July 7, 2015
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk

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 […]

June 26, 2015
Unobtainable objects by Jacques Carelman
Unobtainable objects by Jacques Carelman

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 […]