When it comes to cityscapes, few have a better eye for it than Benjamin Stack, who illustrates extremely finely dense urban layouts with just the tip of a pen. Sack creates intricate fictional worlds that merge modern day city architectures like skyscrapers, streets and bridges with contemporary art and other abstract geometrical shapes. Some of… Continue reading Intracite Cityscapes Emerge from Pen Illustrations
Marcello Barenghi is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Milan. Perhaps most famous for his drawing videos, Barenghi challenges himself to an intense speed drawing session every week where he creates hyperrealistic illustrations of ordinary objects like fried eggs and soda cans – in mere hours! His active engagement with his online fans has… Continue reading Learn How to Create Hyperrealistic Illustrations in These Intense Speed Drawing Videos
Back in 2007, artist Chris Piascik challenged himself to make a drawing every day and he hasn’t looked back amassing his 1500th drawing earlier this month. His hand-lettered work often references topical current events such as worthy news items, political satire, pop icons and even TV shows. Don’t be quick to assume his pieces are… Continue reading 1500 Days of Clever and Funny Hand-Lettered Illustrations
Do you often look at the world through the binoculars of Facebook? Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski draws clever paintings that challenge our preconceived notions of society and usual way of thinking. His artwork often is centered around real world issues like poverty, war and pollution. Take his piece that questions the integrity and honesty of… Continue reading Illustrating World Issues through Satirical Art
If there’s any artist you should be following on Instagram, it’s Web and graphic designer Javier Pérez Estrella. There he posts photographs combining playful illustrations with real world objects like paperclips and pliers, creating an element of surprise. Below you’ll find some of my favorites of his work: Find more of Pérez’s illustrations on Instagram.… Continue reading These Playful Instagrams Combine Simple Illustrations with Everyday Objects for Unusual Effects
Got a case of the Mondays? Working can be pretty stressful, and who you work with can have a huge impact on your success and happiness at the office each day. While many of your colleagues will prove to be a helpful “pair of hands,” now and then others will end up being “moochie” or,… Continue reading Work Wankers: 10 Funny Nicknames and Illustrations of Your Office Colleagues
Breaking Bad may have come to a close, but its influence is far from over. For a long time we will reminisce about the Sunday nights we spent with AMC, watching Walter White through his trials and tribulations. And, of course, imagining what it’d be like to cook meth. In a laborious tribute to the… Continue reading A ‘Breaking Bad’ Wardrobe: Every Outfit Walter White Wore in Seasons 1-5, Illustrated
They say you can’t really know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Of course, that walk isn’t always possible. Enter art director and multimedia designer Federico Mauro, who hopes to help us identify with some of our favorite pop culture figures based on—you guessed it—their shoes. Using a lifelike yet minimalist… Continue reading 18 ‘Famous Footwear’ Illustrations Test: How Well Do You Know Your Pop Culture?