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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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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? […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]