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Hidden Surprises in Garcia Lam’s Clever Illustrations

With a passion aimed at reinventing “everyday objects and mundane environments” it’s surprising that these illustrations are so interesting… but look closely and each one has a rewarding surprise. Garcia Lam is the smart illustrator behind these smart illustrations, taking ...
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Smart Environmental Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu

With Superstorm Sandy still a recent memory, New York-based editorial illustrator extraordinaire Yuko Shimizu has recently put together a portfolio of her environmentally themed works. We’ve got to confess a strong affection for her incredible illustrative stylings, and when applied ...
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Julien Pacaud Welcomes You to the Future, Yesterday!

Taking his digital scalpel and slicing into the past, French artist/illustrator Julien Pacaud rearranges history in what can be simultaneously realistic and surreal terms. His work, full of retro characters from the 20th century, sees our world remixed into technicolor ...
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A Brief History of Illustration

As the world becomes increasingly more digital and photography makes up the majority of print, the field of illustration is becoming highly competitive and the creativity in the field is climbing to new heights. Editorial illustrator Yuko Shimizu’s motto is, ...
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Smart Editorial Illustrations from John Holcroft

There’s just one word for the illustrations of John Holcroft: smart. In his work metaphor abounds and humorous juxtaposition is rampant. We see business men sucking the teat of the piggy bank, a literal trap of love, and just what ...
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See Scotty Draw: Illustrations for the New Century

How can you not stop to admire Scotty’s colorful, mid-century inspired illustrations? It is abundantly apparent that after seeing his craftily arranged illustration scenes, he also has a solid understanding of design principles. The illustrations are full of carefully planned negative spaces and shapes ...
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Retro Twist: Owen Gatley’s Editorial Illustrations

Owen Gatley is making all of the right strokes with his hand-drawn vintage illustration style. Gately’s vintage style is reminiscent of something you would see in an old children’s book, with the soft pencil strokes and shading that add a ...