It’s hard to create more nostalgia than with the faded tones of a vintage advertising poster. Those glorious old ads push just the right buttons, bringing back memories of blissfully warm days, breathtaking views while traveling and good times spent with friends. Danish illustrator Mads Berg works with these classic influences, creating some of the most delicious retro posters we’ve seen. [Read more...]
Ben Frost is a highly talented Australian artist that is meshing a unique blend of iconography, art, politics and advertising into McDonald’s pop art. His paintings on McDonald’s fry packages are layered with images that are surprisingly refreshing, political and humorous. Frost uses his canvas to pop shots at western norms of consumption, pop culture and art. [Read more...]
Unless you’re an entomologist, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not a huge fan of insects. From biting flies to stinging wasps, the smaller creatures of our world can certainly be a nuisance… but that’s ignoring the fascinating beauty they also have in their very nature. Manchester-based designer and illustrator Si Scott has certainly evoked the beauty of the insect world with the recent illustrations from his Airborn series. Just look at those incredible segmented bodies and near geometric wings! [Read more...]
Archan Nair is a New Delhi based visual artist, illustrator and Art Director who specializes in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. Before becoming a full time artist, he was involved with fashion and various entrepreneurial ventures, themes which find themselves woven through his dynamic pieces. He began painting in 2006 as a 24 year old and today mixes both digital media and physical paint into his work. [Read more...]
Hendick’s Gin is an alcohol unlike any other. It was created by Quaker City Mercantile as a work for hire for William Grant & Sons in 1998, and it’s hard to imagine a time when people went on picnics without the option of being able to make a Gin & Tonic. Just writing this sentence is causing my mouth to salivate. I sit here, daydreaming of a time where I’m out at a park on a warm summer day, the sun on my face, a light breeze through the trees, a hard salami & mustard sandwich in hand; and I’m mixing a Gin & Tonic for the lovely woman sharing the blanket with me. Pour yourself a gin & tonic, and check out how they came about this unusual poison: Hendrick’s Gins new Quinetum.
Helen Vine is an illustrator living and working in the UK. Her work is mainly done in black ink, with some accents of color & gold. Her style conjures up the mystic properties of life, and things that fascinate her; death, life, decay, beauty, power, & want. Each of these themes are sprinkled throughout her illustrations; at once comfortable, & terrifying – sometimes in the same moment. Geisha’s stand or sit in deep thought, turned inward, or calmly taking in the scenes around them. Others look like they’re spewing rivers of the blackest blood from their mouths. This young illustrator is well on her way, already with many out-of-this-world cosmic illustrations… and each one is a treat. [Read more...]
When we were children the world held an amazing amount of magic for us in each day. With open eyes we observed things we couldn’t yet comprehend, and perhaps because of that, we could appreciate it even more. Watercolor artist and illustrator Daniel Mackie’s fanciful animal illustrations remind me of those times of wonder, filling his unique creatures with the wild, colorful habitats they would occupy in an imaginative and wondering mind. [Read more...]
There really isn’t any other city in the world like Paris. Full of beautiful architecture, wonderful cuisine and endless discovery, the city continues to enchant the many who come to partake in its aura. Award winning fashion illustrator Jason Brooks has just published a book entitled ‘Paris Sketchbook’ that captures the character of this special city and is full of elegant and glamorous illustrations. [Read more...]
“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.” ― Beatrix Potter Although my drawing skills have yet to surpass the average 12 year old’s, I am constantly amazed by the talented artists I see everywhere I go. Drawing is such an incredible way to express things that words can not explain and to share your perspective with others. We searched Instagram for illustrations and found some amazingly talented artists from all over the world. Here are our top picks!