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A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the English alphabet into sweeping landscapes. Hullmandel was one of the most important figures in the advancement of British lithography in the first half of the 19th century. These particular pieces were produced sometime between 1818 and 1860 and you can see the full collection here. (via Juxtapoz)

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Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring illustration flowers

Scientific illustrator and artist Noel Badges Pugh has an incredible knack for drawing flora and fauna. He recently illustrated an entire field guide about bees and keeps a regular Tumblr, Art in Progress & Completion, where he posts these tantalizing drawings of buds and blooms. Maybe it’s because this is the coldest winter in 30 years, but I’m spending the rest of my day looking at these. (via Gaks)

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Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

Stones & Bones: Illustrations on Rocks and Skulls by DZO skulls rocks illustration

I’m really enjoying this illustration project by French graphic designer and illustrator DZO who covered nearly every inch of these river stones and a found skull with his wildly imaginative illustrations. If you’ve never seen DZO’s work you can take a deep dive here or follow him on Instagram. (via Behance)

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New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez illustration humor

Ecuadorean illustrator and art director Javier Pérez (previously) returns with his second installment of clever Instagram Experiments where he turns everyday objects and food into clever minimalistic photo illustrations. Several of his pieces are available as prints through Society6, and you can follow his new work almost everyday on Instagram as well as on Behance.

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360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Jungle Book

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Jungle Book

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book In a Cheese

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book In a Cheese

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books

This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes. You can see dozens of additional views from each book right here. (via Enoqi)

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Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat illustration animals

I tend to have weird dreams too when sleeping on a plane, but nothing comes close to those of Jaume Montserrat. While on a flight home the Barcelona based illustrator dreamt he was on a Noah’s Ark-like island and “there was only one animal from each specimen. All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.” And thus came the inspiration for his series “Emptyland,” a surreal representation of unraveling animals often depicted as being intertwined with each other. At first glance the drawings are a little creepy, but upon closer observation there’s actually something very peaceful about them. (via ghost in the machine and iGNANT)

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New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong-ah Hwang

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds
Hummingbird, 2010

Korean paper artist Cheong-ah Hwang who is currently based in Columbus, Ohio creates delicate paper sculptures that blur the line between 2D and 3D art using dimensional illusion. The paper is cut and layered to give the final object depth and form, but remains essentially a flat piece. You can see more of her new work including other paper illustrations over on Flickr.

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