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Technology addiction

Posted by: Jo Briton

Tue, 12 Jan 2016

French illustrator Jean Jullien draws witty illustrations that point out our absurd addictions to technology, social media and our smartphones. The artist is famous for mocking our obsession, which cuts us off from the real life, leaving us alienated and lonely. I am definitely the weirdo on the tube –

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Idioms illustrated

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 17 Dec 2015

Literal meaning of sayings and idioms is an artist favourite topic. Here’s the newest serving by Keren Rosen. What happens when you take “rocking chair” or “baking soda” literally? Weird and wonderful illustrations. You’d think that inanimate objects lead more exciting lives than us. Keren Rosen has been enamoured with

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Cartoon bombing

Posted by: Jo Briton

Tue, 03 Nov 2015

I’ve featured him in our blog before, but Lucas Levitan has created some more funny and cute illustrations. Levitan is a Brazilian multimedia artist created the fabulous iPhone app Photo Invasion that allows people to add cute and funny cartoon characters into their Instagram pics. Being an illustrator himself, Lucas

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Digitalised childhood memories

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 01 Oct 2015

These images are inspired by daydreaming and fondest memories and remind me of my own childhood and things I would have liked to do but weren’t possible. They remind me of fairytales and are very whimsical. These are created by Martina Stipan, who at just 17 years old, is already

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Tiny hyperrealism

Posted by: Jo Briton

Tue, 22 Sep 2015

These striking monochromatic images are no larger than a pen. Created by Swedish student and artist Johanna (aka @jackdevilart), the illustrations are most next to simple tools for scaling purposes – you may not realise just how tiny they are – as well as incredibly detailed and precise. A mixture

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Coffee monster

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 03 Sep 2015

I love these cute, fun coffee stain monsters created by Stefan Kuhnigk. Kuhnigk, a copywriter, once spilled a cup of coffee and within that dark espresso stain he saw a monster staring back and so he drew him. And he hasn’t looked back since, so far drawing more than 480

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In a child’s eye

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 06 Aug 2015

Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s eye department has been decorated with illustrations that can also be used in clinical eye examinations. Graphic designer and illustrator Nick Deakin has worked with arts programme Artfelt to illustrate 14 rooms in the department. Artfelt is run by the hospital’s charity organisation, The Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Life-like illustration portraits

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

Often when one thinks of illustrations, a fun, cartoony style springs to mind. These beautiful life-like portraits are very far from that image. Created by Davide Morettini, an Italian illustrator, this series of realistic watercolour portraits shows the attractive side profiles of famous Hollywood female stars. These life-like paintings feature

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Untranslatable words explained

Posted by: Jo Briton

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

I love a bit of international design and learning words in other languages – but sometimes words just can’t be translated effectively. Luckily Marija Tiurina has collected, explained, and illustrated 14 non-English words should you every want to use them. I like it when my son gently runs his tiny

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Everyday objects sketches

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 11 Jun 2015

These clever illustrations use everyday objects and then add a sense of fun, depth and whimsical perspective. Christoph Niemann, from New York, can take a pair of scissors and make them into a woman reading a newspaper; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; and a fork

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Drawing yourself into the frame

Posted by: Jo Briton

Wed, 13 May 2015

I found this on Pinterest – it’s an oldie but, I think, a goodie. Is it a photography? Is it an illustration? Well, actually it’s both. Blows my mind a little bit. UK-based digital artist Dan Lester combines photography and illustration into clever and intriguing images that really make you

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Not blurred lines

Posted by: Jo Briton

Thu, 14 Aug 2014

These mesmerizing vector illustration relies on both positive and negative space to form creative shapes. Created by Italian graphic designer Andrea Minini, who achieved this elegant look using a moiré pattern, which is a visual interference caused by overlapping lines in different thicknesses. The result of the intersecting marks creates

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