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Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards

Beautiful Illustrations from DKNG Now Available as Postcards posters and prints postcards illustration

The team over at DKNG (previously) has just released a set of 16 postcards featuring their original illustrations. You can see the rest of the set over on their blog, and pick it up here for just $10. (via omg posters)

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Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in 2009/2010 with her wonderful back-lit paper dioramas inside of toilet paper tubes. Today she announced a new book titled Rouleaux containing photos of 67 original works spanning 2009-2012. You can pick it up over on Blurb for about $22. See many more from this series right here.

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Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell paper illustration birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with artist Mark Powell (previously here and here) who draws portraits and birds on old vintage envelopes. His works have become increasingly more detailed the last few months and I’m especially enjoying his series of birds. See much more here.

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Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic painting nature illustration animals

Self-taught artist Tiffany Bozic explores a wide range of natural themes in her tightly rendered depictions of wildlife. Drawing inspiration from her “extensive travels to wild places” and exposure to various research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the artist works most frequently with multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on panels of maple wood that lends a distinctly natural and often realistic level of detail to each of her paintings. Bozic is currently working on a new body of work for a solo show at FFDG this coming October, but for now you can see more work in her portfolio (and archive) on her website.

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A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal illustration drawing

I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning. The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling I was fascinated to learn about the artist behind it. As it turns out, this is the latest illustration from a duo of illustrators from Brazil named Fernando Moraes and Raone Ferreira who work under the collective title Imarginal. The two have a unique style of working in tandem on artworks such as the piece above which took three months of 8-10 hour days to complete and measures 1 x 0.7 meters (a little over 3 feet wide). I’m told via email that their illustrations are “characterized by overvaluation of details, imaginary creatures and ideas hybridism, thought by two different minds and made in four hands, using nankin [cotton fabric], poscas [markers] and even magnifiers on paper, wood or walls.” To see how they work together you can watch this video and see a gallery of their work here. (via colossal submissions)

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Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism surreal photorealism illustration digital 3d

Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks employ aspects of photorealism and surrealism to explore the human condition which he says results in a “mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism”. Above are a handful of works from the last year or so, several of which were on view at The Lloyd Gill Gallery through last week as part of a group show titled Metaphysical Objectivity in Comparison to Realism. You can see much more here.

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Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch weapons sculpture plants illustration guns

In her Harm Less series artist Sonia Rentsch defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects. The shape and form of each piece are really convincing, yet I also enjoy the obviousness of each plant chosen to resemble various gun parts. If you’re reminded of Sarah Illenberger’s work, you’ll be happy to know Rentsch has had the opportunity to work with Illenberger in Berlin. Take a deep dive into her extensive portfolio of work over on her website. (via not shaking the grass)

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