THE BEST Illustrations

Star Wars Vehicles by Size

Star Wars Vehicles by Size

Gizmodo and artist Scott Park tried to enumerate the vehicles from the original Star Wars trilogy according to their size. They made a couple of mistakes, but it’s still a good list. Scott sells prints of this compilation and more cool works on Society6.

Rlon Wang’s Illustrations

Rlon Wang’s Illustrations

Rlon Wang makes large, incredibly detailed and amazingly colored illustrations based on East Asian folklore and art. We don’t know how he colors his work, but he does at least the base sketch by hand.

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Dogs of the Marvel Universe

Dogs of the Marvel Universe

Illustrator Josh Lynch has an ongoing series of illustrations where he turns Marvel superheroes into dogs. We can’t decide which one we like best. MODOG is probably the right answer, but we love the Mr. Fantastic dachshund so much.

Miyazaki x Hasui Prints

Miyazaki x Hasui Prints

Bill Mudron’s highly detailed limited edition prints feature scenes based on six of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, depicted in the style of the great Japanese painter Kawase Hasui. Each print measures 10.5″ x 15.25″.

Superpowered Post-Punk Marvels

Superpowered Post-Punk Marvels

Butcher Billy’s new series of superhero-themed mashups features post-punk and new wave artists such as The Smiths, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Devo. Get them on various merch on Red Bubble.

Kindle Cover Disasters

Kindle Cover Disasters

A photoblog that highlights Kindle ebooks with hilariously awful titles and even worse covers, from the world’s most unscientific scifi cover to the best title and art combo that we’ve ever seen. We can die now.

Zoomquilt

Zoomquilt

Nikolas Baumgarten’s Zoomquilt is a website with an infinitely zooming image made of fantasy illustrations. The loop closes in on itself after a few minutes, but it’s still a nice effect. Also available as an Android live wallpaper.

’80s Villain Vinyl Covers

’80s Villain Vinyl Covers

Illustrator Rocky Davies has an ongoing series of parody ’80s style vinyl record covers featuring famous supervillains, including Doctor Doom, Mr. Stay Puft and one of the funniest versions of a Predator that we’ve ever seen.

Son’s Doodles, Dad’s Tattoos

Son’s Doodles, Dad’s Tattoos

Over the past seven years Keith Anderson has been getting tattoos based on his son’s drawings: a daisy, a house, his son’s handwriting and more. Props to the tattoo artists for preserving the spirit of the sketches. Photos by Chance Faulkner.

C. Ronaldo Sketchbook Animation

C. Ronaldo Sketchbook Animation

Watch Richard Swarbrick’s animation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s highlights as Copa90 traces the forward’s journey from Manchester to Madrid. CR7 was the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner and is once again in the running for 2014.

Hipstory

Hipstory

Israeli Illustrator Amit Shimoni has envisions famous political figures and world leaders as if they were more concerned about their looks and fashion than their impact on society. Prints available from Society6.

Boneface

Boneface

(NSFW) Boneface’s art is a graphic mix of 90s anime, comics and video games. He also did the animation for Queens of the Stone Age’s lengthy …Like Clockwork music video. You can buy his prints and merch on Society6.

Kawaii Baseball Cards

Kawaii Baseball Cards

A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers.

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Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

More satirical art from Pawel Kuczynski. These illustrations symbolize the different aspects of Facebook, such as its power to spread and gather information and how it’s become an alternative to real life interaction.

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life

A time-lapse of illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon aka Stonehouse painting portraits of a woman at various stages of her life, from birth to death. The software is Corel Painter 11. The song is Big Screen by Silent Partner.

Spaceship Sizes Chart Complete

Spaceship Sizes Chart Complete

After almost a year of tweaking, Dirk Loechel has released the final major version of his enormous spaceship size comparison chart. It’s by no means definitive, but at least Dirk included the International Space Station for scale.

The Filmography of Guns

The Filmography of Guns

Calm the Ham’s third print in her Filmography series features 115 guns from film and television, from Dirty Harry to Star Wars. The illustration is also available on a t-shirt, as well as in an expanded book version.

Petrolified

Petrolified

Automotive prints for car nuts, by a car nut. Martin Miskolci’s Petrolified features minimalist illustrations of famous cars. The page for each print comes with a brief history of the illustrated car, making browsing a pleasure.

Marco D’Alfonso Comics Mashups

Marco D’Alfonso Comics Mashups

Freelance illustrator and diehard Deadpool fan Marco D’Alfonso loves to mashup comic book characters and covers with pop culture, often as submissions to Comic Book Resources’ contests. We’d share all of his art here if we could.

Game of Thrones ’80s/’90s

Game of Thrones ’80s/’90s

Mike Wrobel aka Moshi-kun has a long-running series of illustrations featuring characters from Game of Thrones dressed up in 1980s and 1990s fashion. You can get them as prints or as graphics on various merch on his store.

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Super Rockers

Super Rockers

Andrés Moncayo imagines popular Marvel and DC superheroes as musicians. Plus whatever Spider-Man is supposed to be. Aquaman and Thor are the best. Available as prints and graphics on various merch.

The Filmography of Aircraft

The Filmography of Aircraft

Calm the Ham follows up its Filmography of Cars poster with one that lists a hundred years of aviation in film. You can also pledge to get a Collector’s Book that has large versions of the 66 aircraft illustrations and more.

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo

Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas teamed up with Marvel and Mike Mitchell to create a series of portraits of the House of Ideas’ heroes and villains. That Deadpool piece is going to sell out immediately. The exhibit runs til 5/17.

SkyArt

SkyArt

For his SkyArt series, illustrator Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs of the sky – or reflections of the sky – enclosed by buildings. He then fills in the space with funny illustrations that conform to the outline of the borders.

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

“It’s so insignificant, yet so monumental.” Photographer Vik Muniz and designer Marcelo Coelho worked for four years trying to etch microscopic castles on individual grains of sand. More on Marcelo’s website.

Cut Paper Light Boxes

Cut Paper Light Boxes

Artists Hari & Deepti create intricate illustrations by cutting and layering sheets of paper, then adding LED light. In plain white light, they’re ethereal, when illuminated, they’re magical. Watch them make a huge version here here.

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