Illustration

Entries from the Design Blog in the Illustration category.

  • Printmaker and Illustrator Sam Chivers creates these cool and colorful graphic pieces. His illustration and screen print work features both loose and structured geometry to create surreal places and objects, often referencing themes of a universal nature.

    The Uk-based artist uses both digital and handmade techniques in his designs.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 8, 2011
  • Shawn "Shawnimal" Smith, the visionary behind Shawnimals, began to develop his distinctive style of art as a kid obsessed with cartoons, comics, video games, and drawing pictures. Not satisfied with simply drawing his favorite cartoon and comic book characters, he felt compelled to create his own, inspired by all that he loved.

    Shawnimals products run the gamut including plush toys, collectible vinyl, apparel, lifestyle accessories, mobile games, video games, comics and much more.

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    by Cory Skaaren
    December 6, 2011
  • These bright collections of graphic illustrations come to us from the design and stationary company Flowers in May. Originally started as a creative outlet for graphic designer Emily Dumas, Flowers in May now provides a variety of services and creations including these cheerful illustrations collections.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 25, 2011
  • Moonshine is DreamWorks first personal art publication and a collaborative project conceived to highlight the variety and talent of artists behind DreamWorks creations. The publication includes more than 100 personal projects by artists, illustrators and animators who have worked on titles like How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda and other hits. This short documentary gives you a sneak peek into the personal works from the artists.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 25, 2011
  • When I first saw the work of Carly Waito, I thought I was looking at meticulously lit and photographed gems. The colors and reflections are beautiful, and the whole piece works to highlight the unique characteristics of each specimen. Needless to say, when I learned her mineral portraits were actually oil paintings, I was blown away.

    These are absolutely stunning. Take a look!

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 25, 2011
  • The illustration above answers a question we've all pondered—"How Many Kinds of Pringles are There?" The colorful letter-based design was created by Studio Garo (UK) as part of the NYT interactive Food and Drink Issue.

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    by Ward Andrews
    November 22, 2011
  • Jason Freeny is a creator and sculptor of some odd entities, including a Hello Kitty fetus, anatomy of a balloon dog, Mr. Potato Head anatomy and much more. One of my favorites in his portfolio is his Lego "Mini Figure Anatomy." He dissected a large Lego figure to build/reveal the inner workings of the iconic yellow-headed character.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 19, 2011
  • I stumbled upon the psychedelic illustration work of New Jersey-based designer Ryan Haran, which combines photo collage and editing with illustration and shape. One of my favorites is his Razzle Dazzle series—colorful eye candy:

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 15, 2011
  • Lindsey's Day of the Dead Stormtrooper image in our inspiration stream made me curious if there were more Día de los Troopers floating around the internets. Thankfully, I found a series of sugar skull prints from John Karpinsky, designer and artist living in Milwaukee. His shop features a series of Star Wars character, illustrated in the style of Mexican Día de los Muertos characters.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 12, 2011
  • Using a mixture of acrylics, oils, sprays and pencils, Lou Ros's work is an elegant combination of fine art and graffiti elements. The 26-year-old French artist began doing street art with his friends at 17 and later transitioned to painting murals and other works.

    He became bored of the structure, repetition and perfection and took a decidedly more forceful approach to art, resulting in these portraits that are ripe with emotion and intensity. My favorites are his snapshot-like works from his faces and portraits series.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 8, 2011
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