Portraits of World Leaders as Hipsters

Artist Amit Shimoni often found himself thinking about the motivations and beliefs of the world’s leaders, past and present. Then he wondered, how did they compare to the millennial generation? Taking particular notice of a millennial’s consideration for fashion and style, and decided to create a series of some of these famous leaders from the past in “hipster” fashion.

The Art of the Camping Trailer


The United States is a big country and in order to really discover the vast and diverse land, it is convenient to have some sort of mobile living space. There are all sorts of mobile living spaces to travel in really: there are the hip and retro Airstreams, funky 80s Winnebagos, creepy looking vans with no windows, and trailers that attach to trucks. Leah Giberson has decided to create an illustrative series of such mobile gems in still life settings.

Visual Bits #434> Beam Me Up: Amazing Illustrations

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Conceptual Illustration by Francesco Bongiorni

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Francesco Bongiorni is an Italian freelance illustrator whose clients have included the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Business Week. Based in Madrid,  Francesco creates minimalist, conceptual illustrations that are often used to enhance an article, book, or other published work. Recently, Bongiorni completed a book cover design for the book  Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Serene Digital Illustrations by Liza Van Rees

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In the town of Roermond in Southern Holland is an artist by the name of Liza van Rees. Not much is known about her except that she focuses on creating graphic images of women who symbolize and produce a serene type of ambiance. Still in university, Liza creates and illustrates the images digitally and focuses on the conceptual elements in her work. To see all of her illustrated works you can visit her website, behance page and facebook.

Rán Flygenring’s Charming Life, Illustrated

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Charming. It was the word that came to mind when we ran across the work of Icelandic/Norwegian illustrator Rán Flygenring and her improvisational, doodling style of drawing and watercolor. She captures her nomadic lifestyle on small pieces of paper, coloring a beautiful world of interesting people, tasty food and worldwide travel.

Smart Editorial Illustrations from John Holcroft

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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 it feels to be on the London Underground. With such imaginative interpretations of everyday life, it’s no wonder he’s worked with such clients as the BBC, Financial Times and The Guardian.

Mágoz: Bold Characters in a Colorful World


Mágoz hails from a small village outside of Barcelona, Spain. His especially balanced compositions are rendered with large spans of color, intentionally left amorphous where it is not altogether necessary.

Dreamy Illustrations from Huebucket

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The wildly flourishing designs of Bangkok based illustrator Chalermphol H. are a lot like that moment you wake up from a dream, unsure of whether you’re really back in reality. Each example from this talented artist seems to feature one form of reality merging into another; readers fall asleep in their books; a ribcage transforms into a verdant and growing floral display; and wave like sheets wash over two sleeping lovers. It’s a serene reality which begs to be explored in its smallest details.

Visual Bits #339 > Playing With Water


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