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Illustration

Insecta Playing Cards

Insecta Playing Cards
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Illustrated by artist Immy Smith, these beautifully hand-drawn poker deck imagining a symbiotic relationship between insects and card players. There are bugs on each and every card. Available in two back and box variants, along with uncut sheets for framing.

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

After Skool reminds us how world leaders can and should inspire humanity, taking President John F. Kennedy’s impressive and memorable 1962 speech about science, discovery, and enlightenment, and illustrating some of its many highlights.

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Under the Surface

Under the Surface

Animator Michał Sawtyruk’s 30-second short left us wanting to see so much more, but his illustration style and concise story is just too good not to share. We’d love to see a longer version that shows us what’s next for the lady in the tub.

The Story of Jon Burgerman

The Story of Jon Burgerman

While shooting pics to promote illustrator Jon Burgerman’s new book It’s Great to Create, photographer Bas Berkhout decided to turn some of the leftovers into a wonderful documentary about the inspiration behind his whimsical, googly-eyed style.

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Steev&Jan: HERAUT

Artists Steeven Salvat and Jan Theo do something very rare – they work together simultaneously on the same illustration to create a single cohesive image. This time-lapse shows them working from the edges towards the middle of one of their amazing drawings.

Jeremy Collins x Rumpl Bedding

Jeremy Collins x Rumpl Bedding
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Feel close to nature without ever leaving your loft with the cool collection of Jeremy Collins for Rumpl. The machine washable pieces are water repellent and stain resistant on one side with cozy fleece on the other, and are built for on or off the bed.

Mind Frame

Mind Frame

Illustrator Jake Fried’s latest animated clip is yet another amazing example of his incredible artistry – a surreal, dream-like exploration of the human experience, played out through a series of ink, coffee, and wite-out drawings.

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie

Artist Butcher Billy created these amazing mashup images, combining Bowie’s musical milestones with pop culture icons. The result is a mindblowing GIF animation, and a series of individual images which we’d love to hang on our wall. Full series on Behance. Prints here.

Jake Weidmann, Master Penman

Jake Weidmann, Master Penman

Artist Jake Weidmann possesses a truly special craft – he’s the youngest of only a handful Master Penmen in the entire world, with the hard-earned ability to create insanely intricate illustrations and calligraphy from the tip of his fountain pen.

Domo Arigato Poster

Domo Arigato Poster
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We love the whimsical homage artist Derek Sullivan has paid to the most notorious robots in pop culture history in his 18″ x 24″ print. It’s easy to spot Wall-E, Bender and Rosie, but how many more can you identify?

Pokétryoshka

Pokétryoshka

Artist Michael Myers of Drawsgood Illustration and Design created this great series of images which imagine Pokémon as those Russian stacking dolls – if they opened up sideways, that is.

Mindblowing Freehand Illustration

Mindblowing Freehand Illustration

Time-lapse footage of artist Kim Jung Gi (NSFW link) as he creates an intricate wall-sized illustration. The level of detail he achieves with no visual frame of reference is staggering. Every time you think he’s done, he adds more to the canvas. More on YouTube.

Illustrations by Suzanne Waters

Illustrations by Suzanne Waters

Glasgow, Scotland artist Suzanne Waters creates awesome illustrations by meticulously placing hundreds of individually shaded triangles to form her subjects. Buy prints and commission custom pet portraits on Etsy.

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Look, No Hands!

Look, No Hands!

Designer Michelle Vandy has had to minimize the use of her hands due to a repetitive strain injury, so being a highly creative individual, she came up with a unique way to interact with her computer – using her nose and an Apple Magic Trackpad.

100 Characters

100 Characters

Finnish illustrator Jaakko Seppäla created this 10×10 grid of cartoon characters, each rendered in their original form, plus nine other interpretations based on the styles of each of the other artists represented.

Tire Tread Art

Tire Tread Art
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Thomas Yang used various ink-covered bike tire treads to create images of famous world landmarks. A limited-edition set of lithographs includes the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge and China’s Forbidden City.

Fine Line Playing Cards

Fine Line Playing Cards
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Created by Adam Farbiarz and Adam Thompson, each of these cards has an illustration which represents its value and suit. You’ll have as much fun trying to figure out what each cards as the card game you’re playing with them.

Joel Daniel Phillips Illustrations

Joel Daniel Phillips Illustrations

Joel Daniel Phillips lives in the Tenderloin in San Francisco and creates astounding life-size drawings of his fellow community members from charcoal and graphite, which you can view live at Hashimoto Contemporary from 9/6-9/27/14.

Four Point Playing Cards

Four Point Playing Cards
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San Francisco-based artist Ben Vierk is putting together a beautifully detailed pack of playing cards with designs inspired by money, ancient symbols and uncommon geometry. Who knew those things could be so gorgeous together?

Low Poly Game of Thrones

Low Poly Game of Thrones

Graphic artist and illustrator Mordi Levi created these 3D meshes of characters from Game of Thrones, but reduced the number of polygons to create a cool stylized visual effect. Can we play a video game with these characters now?

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Popped Culture Characters

Popped Culture Characters

(Gore) Artist Dan Luvisi decided to take popular characters from cartoons and animation and send them into a dark and disturbing alternative universe as characters in violent R-rated and just downright warped new settings.

Dia de Los Muertos Playing Cards

Dia de Los Muertos Playing Cards
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The Edgy Brothers‘ Bicycle playing cards are inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Each face card is embellished with intricate skeletons. Let’s help them get to their $50k stretch goal so those awesome painted decks get made.

DROME Pop Art Prints

DROME Pop Art Prints
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Brooklyn pop artist Technodrome1 creates colorful eye candy of pop culture figures using bold black outlines and brain-popping fields of color. Be sure to check out their T-shirts and iPhone cases too. Framed prints here.

80s LEGO Minifigs

80s LEGO Minifigs

Artist Dan Shearn has a love of 1980s pop culture and a love of LEGO, so he combined these two into a series of illustrations, envisioning the decade’s iconic characters as minifigs. The Warriors is from 1979, but we’ll forgive him.

Displate Metal Posters

Displate Metal Posters
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Displate offers imagery from over 1000 artists, printed onto a slim steel canvas. A magnetic wall mounting system makes them easy to hang, they look great, and there’s something for just about every style. (Thanks Eric!)

3D Pencil Sketches

3D Pencil Sketches

Artist Alessandro Diddi effectively uses light and shadow techniques along with cutouts and folds to create flat pencil illustrations that appear to jump from the page. No 3D glasses required.

Skulledelic Poster Print

Skulledelic Poster Print

Artist and Skull-a-Day creator Noah Scalin designed this cool black and white 24″x36″ print which at once conjures images of 1960s pop art but also stands on its own in any modern setting. Limited edition of just 100 prints.

ABCinema: Take 2

ABCinema: Take 2

Animator Evan Seitz’s latest clip features moving titles from 26 classic films, each represented by a sound-bite and the first letter in their title. See if you can guess ’em all. More here.

More Squiggle Masterworks

More Squiggle Masterworks

Keita Sagaki does not seem to tire from creating his brilliantly obsessive illustrations, and we don’t tire of looking; his new works feature celebrated architecture and sculpture, doodle style.

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, these charming picture book illustrations would be a perfect way for the kiddies of Westeros to learn the house sigils and words.

Ratchet & Clank: 10th Anniv Prints

Ratchet & Clank: 10th Anniv Prints
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iam8bit teamed up with Insomniac Games to create a series of prints to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ratchet & Clank. First up, a limited-edition print by Aled Lewis, loaded with all their best weapons.

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