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Discover the best illustrators in our regular features.

April 5, 2019
Not Your Ordinary Matchbox Art: Drunk Cats at the Bar
Not Your Ordinary Matchbox Art: Drunk Cats at the Bar

On the Internet, there are two types of content that people never seem to get tired of: cats doing silly stuff and drunk people doing even sillier stuff. These premisces set, you can easily imagine the viral potential of these illustrations of drunk cats doing silly things. These matchboxes with a vintage look-and-feel illustrative style […]

March 4, 2019
The Surreal Line-art Illustrations of Pablo Amargo
The Surreal Line-art Illustrations of Pablo Amargo

Who said you need loads of colors and complicated drawings to create stunning illustration? Certainly not Pablo Amargo, a Spanish-born artist who specializes in newspaper comics. He did, however, take that art to a whole new level, blending scenes with characters in a unique way. Most of Amargo’s work is published in newspapers worldwide, but […]

February 13, 2019
Vintage Bulgarian Poster for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse
Vintage Bulgarian Poster for the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse

“30% of the criminal acts in the country are happening under the influence of alcohol”, this is the text on this powerful advertising against alcohol abuse in mid-1980s Bulgaria. Using the reflection in the bottle, the designer hinted at the violence by making the reflection in the shape of a knife that symbolizes violence. The […]

December 12, 2018
19th century fireworks illustrations from Japan
19th century fireworks illustrations from Japan

The city of Yokohama’s public library took a great initiative and digitized six ancient books dated from the 19th century. These six books depict firework designs by Jinta Hirayama, a master in this art at that time. We have selected a few designs here, the full books can be downloaded from the city of Yokohama’s […]

September 8, 2018
Illustrations of wild animals bursting out of geometric encasings
Illustrations of wild animals bursting out of geometric encasings

It’s not the first time we publish work by Filipino illustrator Kerby Rosanes on Designer Daily, we already featured some of his sketches and doodles. We will probably have to feature him again in the future, as he keeps on producing stunning work, like these animals popping out of geometric shapes. If you enjoy this […]

August 26, 2018
Paper-cuttings that illustrate how medicine works
Paper-cuttings that illustrate how medicine works

Explaining how medicine works is not always easy, and there is something about medical illustrations that makes it not very suitable for advertising. For a pharmacist based in Roma, Italy, the agency JWT Italy found a perfect solution.  They illustrated each medicine’s effect using paper-cutting with bold colors and simple line drawings. Suddenly, everything becomes very […]

August 24, 2018
Russia in the future: a preview by Evgeny Zubkov
Russia in the future: a preview by Evgeny Zubkov

What will Russia be like in the future? Evgeny Zubkov explored the topic in his own artistic way, trying to imagine scenes from the years 2046 and 2077. Apparently, Russian grannies will still be wearing headscarves, but they may very well have to feed a different kind of bird. More worrying are the scenes with […]

June 13, 2018
Visualizing archetypes: an infographic about heroes archetypes
Visualizing archetypes: an infographic about heroes archetypes

As designers, we work mostly with form, color, and typography to express meanings and communicate ideas, messages, or concepts. Writers also have some core tools that they use for storytelling. Archetypes are one of these tools. First described by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, archetypes are symbolic images recognized in the collective unconscious of all people. […]

May 4, 2018
Mini People in the Jungle: beautiful grayscale illustrations by Dawid Planeta
Mini People in the Jungle: beautiful grayscale illustrations by Dawid Planeta

Dawid Planeta is a graphic design, illustrator, and artist from Poland. One of his most prominent work recently is his series of illustration titled “Mini People in the Jungle“. It features dark, colorless scenes with gigantic animals with glowing eyes. As one could have guessed, the artist’s inspiration comes from the dark side, from his […]

March 21, 2018
Sad skeletons and surrealist scenes: the art of Muretz
Sad skeletons and surrealist scenes: the art of Muretz

Brazilian artist Muretz is most famous for his street art in large format. In his work, you can meet a lot of skeletons, mostly sad ones. With a large exposure of his work in the streets and on social media, Muretz also made himself a name beyond the streets and his work was on display in art galleries […]

January 13, 2018
Some Advice on Using Illustrations When Designing Websites
Some Advice on Using Illustrations When Designing Websites

An illustration is a versatile means of expressing a message.  Used in web design, illustration helps to provide a visual representation or example of what is being shared, making it a message clear.  It also offers an attractive or aesthetic element to a website. If you’re using illustration to add to your website, using it […]

January 12, 2018
The surreal conceptual illustrations of Andrea Ucini
The surreal conceptual illustrations of Andrea Ucini

If you are a reader of notorious magazines such as Wired, Entrepreneur Magazine, LeMonde, Die Zeit and New Scientist, you may have already stumbled upon Andrea Ucini’s work. If you are like me, you were probably charmed by the surreal scenes depicted by the artist, as well as the considerable amount of poetry Ucini puts in […]

January 10, 2018
How to Be Better at Designing Vectors
How to Be Better at Designing Vectors

Vectors are an effective way of creating online illustrations which can be blown up to large sizes without losing quality.  If you’ve ever looked at an image and believed it would look great as a vector, but wondered where to start, these helpful tips are for you. When working with a vector program, your first […]

December 5, 2017
Illustrations of microbes as a form of art, a look at Ernst Haeckel’s work
Illustrations of microbes as a form of art, a look at Ernst Haeckel’s work

When Ernst Haeckel drew the illustrations of microbes, he was doing it for science, to help to introduce the world to micro-organisms. Little did he know that his illustrations would be compiled in a book by one of the largest art publishers in the world: Taschen. However, once you take a look at pages from […]

November 20, 2017
Notebooks covers with amazing embroidery
Notebooks covers with amazing embroidery

Fabulous Cat Papers is an Etsy shop with tons of amazing notebook covers, some of which include gorgeous embroidery that enhance the drawings. We have also found some of the best blouse embroidery designs from embdesigntube.