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That’s Amore! Famous Pop-Culture Couples Illustrated by Ale Giorgini

Monday 09.08.2014 , Posted by
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Whether it’s an upside down Spiderman kiss planted on Mary Jane Watson, or a warm nuzzle from Snoopy for Charlie Brown, it’s not hard to be nostalgic about pop-culture icons – but Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini makes it even easier. His brand of Jetson’s-esq line-work give any character or scene a delightfully retro flavor, and his new series ‘That’s Amore!’ is a tasty example. [Read more...]

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Drawing on World Issues: Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski Continue to Make Us Think

Friday 11.08.2013 , Posted by

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There are few things more appropriate for satirical critique that world politics and issues. Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski continues to enlighten us with his colored pencils, shedding light on the more confusing and contradictory elements of the world we inhabit. Often his work revolves around the issues of poverty, war, political honesty and wage disparity, each illustration giving us a chance to pause and ponder. [Read more...]

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The Monster of Mental Illness Illustrated as… Monsters!

Monday 09.23.2013 , Posted by

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What if mental illness was caused by supernatural creatures that roam the world taunting their victims? Illustrator Toby Allen’s new series of drawings, called The Real Monsters, imagines such a place and puts a friendly face on what are often serious and debilitating conditions. Why create such a different series? [Read more...]

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An Artistic Collaboration With a 4-Year Old

Saturday 08.31.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes we complain about the way our collaborators work with us on a project – “Why won’t you just grow up!!” – but what if that helper was just a 4 year old child? When Mica Angela Hendricks, a professional illustrator, bought a new sketchbook, her young daughter ditched her own art supplies and wanted to contribute to her mothers work. The result is a charming combination of grown up perfection and youthful imagination. [Read more...]

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Hidden Surprises in Garcia Lam’s Clever Illustrations

Monday 07.29.2013 , Posted by

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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 often quiet situations and breathing new life into them. Her recent illustrations for the Victoria Symphony’s 2013/2014 lineup (shown above) are just one outstanding example of how she often combines dissimilar objects to create something alive and new. [Read more...]

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A Dreamy Digital Nature, Inspired by Childhood

Wednesday 07.24.2013 , Posted by

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What if you stepped outside one day and the whole world had gone digital? That’s what it looks like from designer Robinsson Cravents’ new personal project, Nature Dreamy… a title that eludes to the chance we haven’t woken up at all. He’s created colorful 3D worlds atop neatly sliced rectangles of digital earth, featuring majestic and whimsical creatures from deer to squirrels. In one case we are treated to the presence of humans: a sky filled with hot air balloons. [Read more...]

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The Wheeled “Characters” of Our Favorite Cult Films

Wednesday 07.10.2013 , Posted by

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Every car has a character – from aggressive muscle cars to the family station wagon – but the cars with the most character are often found in the movies. Perfectly matched to the actor they accompany, these cars are often just as much a part of the cast as anyone else. Jesus Prudencio of Spain has been creating posters of these wheeled characters, and like our previous article on the movie Cars We Love, he’s been bringing each of the cars to life in superb fashion. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #461 > In Need Of Comic Relief: Illustrations

Friday 07.05.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #457 > Not Always As It Seems: Abstract

Thursday 06.27.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #454 > Otherworldly Photography

Friday 06.14.2013 , Posted by

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