Tag: illustration

Oct 30, 2012

12 Clever Google Maps Illustrations

12 Clever Google Maps Illustrations

Christoph Niemann is well-known illustrator, graphic designer, and author. After his studies in Germany he moved to New York City in 1997 (he moved back to Berlin after 11 years). From 2008-2011, Niemann wrote and illustrated a wildly popular blog for the New York Times called Abstract City. In a post entitled My Way,…

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Sep 18, 2012

Stunning Animal Crest Illustrations by Andreas Preis

Stunning Animal Crest Illustrations by Andreas Preis

Andreas Preis is an illustrator and graphic designer from Berlin, Germany. In his latest series entitled Grow, Andreas creates an incredible series of animal crests using his unique style to create these wonderful works of art. Regarding the process to create these, Andreas says 95% of what you see is done by hand with…

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Sep 3, 2012

Hyperrealistic Portraits Using Only Ballpoint Pens

Hyperrealistic Portraits Using Only Ballpoint Pens

A lawyer by trade, Samuel Silva is a self taught artist who has always been interested in drawing, sculpting and painting from an early age. His gallery of hyperrealistic portraits on deviantART has gone viral recently online. It’s astonishing to think of the detail Silva achieves with just ballpoint pens. The artist says: “I…

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May 10, 2012

Brilliant Satirical Artwork by Pawel Kuczynski

Brilliant Satirical Artwork by Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist that specializes in satirical illustration. Born in 1976 in Szczecin, Poland, he graduated with a graphics degree from the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. Pawel has been focusing on satire since 2004 and has garnered nearly a hundred prizes and distinctions since then. Much of his artwork deals…

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Mar 17, 2012

What Female Disney Characters Might Look Like in Real Life

What Female Disney Characters Might Look Like in Real Life

Jirka Väätäinen is a Finnish designer and photographer currently studying graphic design at the Art University College at Bournemouth. His series on Behance titled Envisioning Disney Characters in “Real Life” is one of the most ‘appreciated’ (think of it as a Like on Facebook) projects of all time on Behance with 14,528 thumbs…

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Feb 5, 2012

Minimalist Superheroes and Villains Posters

Minimalist Superheroes and Villains Posters

Artwork by BLOOP – Tumblr | deviantART Graphic designer Andres Romero aka bloOp, created this wonderful series of superheroes and villains as minimalist art posters. Posted a couple weeks ago on Reddit, bloOp explains his initial inspiration came from fellow designer Marko Manev and his own minimalist superheroes poster series. You can find…

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Oct 10, 2011

This Artist Transforms US Banknotes Into Hilarious Portraits

This Artist Transforms US Banknotes Into Hilarious Portraits

Artwork by JAMES CHARLES Any artwork associated with the ‘almighty dollar’ carries extra meaning. On the surface, manipulation of currency in any form is illegal. So any tampering, even a simple doodle, is a form of rebellion. The deeper you go, the narrative ‘gets richer’, raising questions about society’s value of the dollar…

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