When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Awesome Illustrations

The Cat’s Meow Playing Cards

The Cat’s Meow Playing Cards
Buy

Artist Chet Phillips is back with more wonderfully illustrated playing cards. His latest deck is a must-have for any cat lover. These unique cards feature 58 kitties inspired by pop culture, historical figures, and other colorful characters. Some of our faves are Frida Khalico, Catsquatch, and Cathulhu. There’s an original image on every card, not just the face cards.

Neko Samurai Playing Cards

Neko Samurai Playing Cards
Buy

These beautiful playing cards from Neversleep Co feature imagery of cats dressed in samurai armor. Each face card illustrates a different feline warrior, equipped with swords and other accessories surrounded by flourishes. The number cards have unique geometric patterns. Add-ons include poker chips, enamel pins, and a red deck as a stretch goal.

Advertisement

Combining 22 Marvel Characters into One

Combining 22 Marvel Characters into One

Inspired by Deadpool & Wolverine, James Raiz, aka TheBoxOfficeArtist, thought it would be a fun challenge to combine the two anti-heroes. But he didn’t stop there. After he warmed up his creative muscles with PoolVerine, he mixed in the genetics of 20 other Marvel characters to create the ultimate Avenger.

Behind the Screens: TV Show Floor Plans

Behind the Screens: TV Show Floor Plans
Buy

Are you or someone you know a fan of classic TV shows? The book Behind the Screens: Illustrated Floor Plans and Scenes from the Best TV Shows of All Time features artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde’s hand-drawn floor plans and architectural renderings of iconic sets from 35 shows, including The Golden Girls, Friends, Seinfeld, and Sesame Street.

The Background Art of Looney Tunes

The Background Art of Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes cartoons are known for iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, and Foghorn Leghorn. The animators who created these characters and their voices often are mentioned, but the artists who created the background images are rarely mentioned. The Gaze gives credit where credit is due with this video essay focused on artist Maurice Noble.

Inside the Sydney Opera House

Inside the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings on the planet, but most of us have only ever seen its outside. 3D illustrator Jared Owen shows off a precise digital model of Jørn Utzon’s architectural masterpiece, then takes us underneath its sail-shaped exterior to look at its structural engineering, concert hall, and other performance spaces.

Still Life

Still Life

Filmmaker Conner Griffith scanned more than 1400 vintage engravings to create this meditative short film. It tells a series of abstract stories by isolating objects into individual frames. Conner’s effective sound design helps drive it along. The entire library of public domain images is available for download here.

Advertisement

Warped Grid Drawing Wednesday Addams

Warped Grid Drawing Wednesday Addams

Creating a grid over a source image can make it easier to copy or change its scale. Artist DP Truong shows us how modifying the shape of the destination grid allows him to distort an existing image, using none other than Jenna Ortega’s warped Wednesday Addams as his subject.

Inside the Titanic

Inside the Titanic

Jared Owen has made some pretty amazing 3D illustrations to teach us how things work, but his digital model of the Titanic is the most awe-inspiring yet. This incredible video shows us virtually every detail of the ill-fated ship from the outside and in – deck-by-deck, and part-by-part.

Master of Masking Tape

Master of Masking Tape

TikTok channel The Art Room is packed with colorful illustrations created with pastels, pencils, correction fluid, and masking tape. This particular image features two people creating a beautiful sky with their flashlights. They took some artistic license with their additive color mixing.

Patent Greeting Cards

Patent Greeting Cards
Buy

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
Buy

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.

Advertisement

Innacurate Medieval Animal Art

Innacurate Medieval Animal Art

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
Buy

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.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2024 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™