Tag: illustration

Dec 31, 2012

The Photos That Inspired Norman Rockwell’s Paintings

The Photos That Inspired Norman Rockwell’s Paintings

Norman Rockwell (Feb. 3, 1894 – Nov. 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the 322 cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine…

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Nov 25, 2012

Illustrating the Daily Battles of ‘Will Power’

Illustrating the Daily Battles of ‘Will Power’

Oscar Ramos is an artist and illustrator from Santiago, Chile. In a public service announcement by the Government of Chile, the print campaign below entitled, “Elige Vivir Sano” (Choose Healthy Living) encourages citizens to “Exercise their will power” and choose to live a healthy lifestyle. In the brilliant illustrations below, Oscar envisions the constant…

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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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