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Patent Greeting Cards

Patent Greeting Cards
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These unique greeting cards feature line art illustrations based on patent drawings. The collection includes silly items like Mr. Potato Head and that little plastic thing they put in pizza boxes, and more practical inventions like the kitchen stand mixer and handcuffs.

The Gorillaz Art Book

The Gorillaz Art Book
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Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett presents a 288-page coffee table book filled with new interpretations of 2D, Murdoc, Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs, by 40 fellow artists and friends like Craig McCracken, Jack Black, and Robert Smith. Printed and bound with luxury art paper in Verona, Italy. Pre-orders ship starting 4.2022.

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Innacurate Medieval Animal Arrt

Innacurate Medieval Animal Arrt

With the advent of photography, capturing accurate images of living creatures is easy to do. But back in medieval times, we had to rely on drawings to convey what animals looked like. Curious Archive put together this amusing compilation of illustrations where it’s clear the artist had never actually seen the animal.

Eastern Forest Playing Cards

Eastern Forest Playing Cards
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Art of Play teamed up with artist Ellen Litwiller and biologist David G. Haskell to create this unique deck of cards. Each card invites you into the forest with imagery of animals and plant life that thrive in the woods – each suit stirring one of our four senses. A portion of proceeds supports education and conservation.

Stop-Motion Tattoo

Stop-Motion Tattoo

Montréal tattoo artist Phil Berge creates animated tattoos by inking individual frames then photographing them in sequence. His most incredible work so far is this 76 tattoo scene based on Max and Dave Fleischer’s 1933 classic Betty Boop: Snow White, featuring Cab Calloway. His Simpsons sequence is awesome too.

Combining 15 Marvel Big Guys

Combining 15 Marvel Big Guys

Marvel’s catalog of characters is enormous – even if you just look at its biggest heroes and baddies, there are at least a dozen of them. The Box Office Artist decided to create a hybrid of characters like Venom, Hulk, Thanos, Hulkbuster, Rhino, and Drax, combining them into one terrifying beast. The big reveal starts about 7-minutes in.

Quezzle Jigsaw Puzzles

Quezzle Jigsaw Puzzles

Unidragon enlisted the illustrators of Japan’s IC4 Design to create detailed images that challenge puzzle builders to participate in a variety of quests. Adding to the design are unique puzzle pieces cut to match the outlines of the illustrations. The first four Quezzle puzzles can be combined to form an even larger world.

Creepy Creatures Playing Cards

Creepy Creatures Playing Cards
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Just in time for Halloween, artist Chet Phillips has released a spooktacular deck of cards, each illustrated with a playfully creepy creature. The monstrous deck includes four trick-or-treat inspired Wild cards, including a possessed candy corn, a batty Tootsie Roll, a bad caramel apple, and a cupcake straight out of The Thing.

Your Illustrated Childhood

Your Illustrated Childhood

If you grew up in the ’80s, ’90s, or ’00s you saw the work of artist Gary Ciccarelli. You might not know his name, but the illustrator created airbrushed images for countless products, including action figure packages, toy boxes, board games, movie posters, trading cards, and more. His work is gradually being archived on Instagram.

Hip Hop Tarot Cards

Hip Hop Tarot Cards
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Blue Monday Press offers this fun take on tarot cards, replacing the traditional imagery with famous rap stars. The deck includes all 22 Major Arcana cards, with illustrations of RZA, MF Doom, 2PAC, Drake, and others to help predict your fortunes.

NYT Reef Octopus Print

NYT Reef Octopus Print
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Bern, Switzerland illustrator Jared Muralt created this wondrous image of a mythical giant octopus for The New York Times’ Kids Edition. Now you can hang a copy of the artwork on your wall. The offset print measures 836mm x 483mm (~32.9″ x 19.0″) and would look fantastic in any nautically-themed space.

Richard McGuire’s Playing Cards

Richard McGuire’s Playing Cards
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Artist Richard McGuire designed this unique deck of playing cards, featuring minimalistic, yet expressive illustrations on every card’s front. When viewed in numeric sequence, each suit’s story plays out, with tales of love, money, work, and war. Comes packed in a metal storage tin.

Pipmen Playing Cards

Pipmen Playing Cards
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These playful decks from Elephant Playing Cards are covered with images of tiny people (aka “pipmen”) who live among the cards, like a crew building the Ace of Spades, and an old West gunfight on the 2 of Clubs. Every time you play, you’ll discover some new detail. Available in white-on-black or black-on-white.

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Jurassic Pose

Jurassic Pose

Jeff Goldblum is famous for many things, but one of his most iconic appearances was as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, with his unbuttoned shirt pose. Wyatt Edwards and Brady Johnson at Fun.com decided to have a little fun and envisioned the actor striking the same pose while portraying some of his other characters.

Into the Weird Playing Cards

Into the Weird Playing Cards
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Art of Play’s limited edition deck features imagery by illustrator Jenny Gebhardt, who provided each of its 54 cards with a uniquely warped and twisted character or scene. Printed by the U.S. Playing Card Co.

The Art of Sci-Fi Book Covers

The Art of Sci-Fi Book Covers

Back when science fiction was considered pulp fiction, art directors and artists had the freedom to run wild with the cover art for sci-fi books. Nerdwriter pays homage to some of these notable people and their work, and reminds us to have a greater appreciation for cover art.

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet
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Illustrator Andrew Morgan’s thick-paged kids book is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs. But instead of animals and everyday objects, each letter of the alphabet is illustrated with a rock and roll god or goddess. He also makes a version for budding rap stars.

Drawing Every Iron Man Suit

Drawing Every Iron Man Suit

James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist pays tribute to Tony Stark and his massive collection of armor by illustrating all of his suits in one image. He spent about 24 hours on this masterpiece of Marvel fandom, condensed down to a 14 min time-lapse. You can buy prints on his website.

Avengers: Endgame Ukiyo-e Fan Art

Avengers: Endgame Ukiyo-e Fan Art

Japanese artist Takumitoxin drew Thanos and the main heroes of Avengers: Endgame in the style of ukiyo-e or traditional Japanese woodblock printing. He cast Thor as a Buddhist deity, the Hulk as a sumo wrestler, and Ronin as, well, a ninja.

Ink Oscillations / Drawing Machine

Ink Oscillations / Drawing Machine

French artist Parse/Error created a machine to produce his rhythmic and undulating line drawings. The designer conceives each image on a computer, while the machine acts as his hands and outputs his work. You can purchase original drawings in the Parse/Error shop.

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The Observable Universe

The Observable Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi created this incredible image, which attempts to illustrate the entirety of the observable universe, from our solar system, to distant galaxies and beyond. It’s interesting that that the whole thing also resembles a giant eye. Prints available here.

Scribit Write & Erase Robot

Scribit Write & Erase Robot

Enjoy illustrations, quotes and more on your walls and windows with this cable-guided robot that draws with markers, and erases ink with heat. It can cover a 6.5ft x 6.5ft area. You can upload your own images or get them online. Works on plaster, whiteboards, and glass.

Star Wars Insects

Star Wars Insects

Artist Richard Wilkinson has an ongoing series called Arthropoda Iconicus, where he depicts pop culture characters and objects as realistic but fictional insects. The latest batch was inspired by Star Wars. You can get them as print on his online shop.

Jakub Rozalski: Howling at the Moon

Jakub Rozalski: Howling at the Moon
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Step into the world of illustrator Jakub Rozalski, where robots, samurai, werewolves and rural scenery collide. ArtStation’s Howling at the Moon features complementary text and interviews with the artist. There’s also a special edition with a slipcase and 6 prints.

3 Million Dots

3 Million Dots

After wowing us with his million dot illustration, David Bayo is back with an even more intricate image. He claims there are about 3 million dots in this portrait, though we still have no idea how he keeps track of how many dots he drew. Find original images and prints of his work here.

Drawing a Bio-Mechanical Crab

Drawing a Bio-Mechanical Crab

An engrossing time-lapse short showing artist Steeven Salvat as he creates an intricate pen and ink illustration, a drawing of a mechanical-biological hybrid crustacean. Check out the completed image and others from the series on his Behance page.

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