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Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

Birds on Bills by Paula Swisher illustration birds

It’s been almost two years since we first checked out the work of Pennsylvania artist and designer Paula Swisher and her series of birds drawn in books. Lately the artist has been drawing on her mail, often adapting the color (and subject!) to the context of the mail piece. See lots more here.

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Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Multimedia artist Elsa Mora was born and raised in Cuba before moving to the U.S. in 2001. Mora now lives and works in Los Angeles where she creates beautiful cut paper sculptures, illustrations and other visual curiosities with nothing but paper and glue. A number of her original works are available in her shop and on Etsy. She’ll also have work at the upcoming About Paper exhibition at Couturier Gallery in L.A. starting December 7th. (via Lustik)

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Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes portraits illustration drawing

Austria-based artist Stefan Zsaitsits creates large-scale graphite portraits of truly strange and wonderful characters whose bloated faces often transform into unexpected landscapes. Some of the artists earlier portraits from 2010-11 (not shown here) were collected into a book called Headsongs. See much more in his drawing and painting portfolios. If you liked this, also check out the work of Pat Perry.

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The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek street art illustration

Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His generally simplistic, site-specific figures often interact with the space around them, passing in and out of unseen dimensions, shedding skin in the process. Kind of like morbid Keith Haring, no? You can see much more of his work over on Flickr. (via Lustik)

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Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations illustration humor

Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The simple ideas mix everyday objects with line drawings, creating balloons out of grapes, porcupine quills out of nails, or light bulbs out of balloons. These are a few of my favorites but you can see much more here. (via Behance)

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Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

While at first these tiny paper objects by artist and designer Mandy Smith seem like playful miniature figures from a dollhouse, one shudders to imagine their application when you realize they’re made of carefully sculpted from sandpaper. From the scratchy bikini to the chaffing slide and the unspeakable horror of the toilet paper roll, each is more uncomfortable than the last. Yet it’s hard to deny Smith’s amazing talent in bending such an unforgiving material to her will. Photos by Bruno Drummond. (via It’s Nice That)

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An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual ‘Brussels in Shorts’ Graphic Short Story Competition

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

An Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual Brussels in Shorts Graphic Short Story Competition illustration Belgium

Now in its second year, Brussels in Shorts is an international graphic short story competition that invites illustrators and artist from around the world to create a predominantly visual story set against contemporary Brussels. The winners this year were graphic artist Antonio Segura Donat (a.k.a. Dulk) and brother Carlos out of Valencia, Spain who created this superbly illustrated short story titled Zomeravonden (Summer Evenings) based on sketches made while visiting the city center. This book and nine others were on view at the Belgian Comic Strip Center back in February. You can see much more of Dulk’s work over on Facebook. (via Behance)

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