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Stunning Animal Portraits Drawn with a Bic Pen

January 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist and photographer Sarah Esteje illustrates these wonderful portraits of animals using nothing more than a standard Bic pen. You can learn a bit more about the artist over on Beware and click through the drawings above to see some larger versions.

 

 



Design Illustration

Cut Leaf Illustrations for ‘Plant for the Planet’

January 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A wonderfully executed ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet, using cut leaves symbolizing their ability to absorb CO2. Beautiful work. (via ads of the world)

 

 



Illustration

Illustrated Skulls by Meyoko

January 24, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Ecuadorian illustrator Melissa Murillo (aka Meyoko) lives and works in Berlin where she draws some of the most fantastically intricate images I’ve encountered in some time. These two skulls utilizing the abstracted anatomy of insects are by far my favorite, but my guess is many of you will thoroughly enjoy the rest of her portfolio. These two particular pieces are available as limited edition giclee prints in her shop, and you can see her work later this year at Illustrative in Berlin.

 

 



Art Illustration

Broken Faces

January 23, 2012

Christopher Jobson

These are several of my favorite pieces from a wonderful new series of broken face portraits by Tokyo-based illustrator and collage artist Takahiro Kimura. From his artist statement:

If I hold up the emotion of human being, which is so complicated and elusive, as theme of my work, the work will be unable to catch up with the emotion and the work will be undistinguished. Therefore, in a state of selfless, I command not feeling but solely my aesthetic sense and attempt to create my work. And then if you feel some complicated emotions of human beings are expressed out of my work [faces], it might be projections of what you have inside. The broken faces might be mirrors to reflect your emotions.

See much more over on Behance. (via drinking mercury)

 

 



Illustration

Birds in Books

January 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Pennsylvania artist and designer Paula Swisher takes doodling in the margins of old engineering and science manuals to new heights. She began the illustrations using nothing but ballpoint pen and white-out similar to Mark Powell’s envelopes, but soon explored new materials including colored pencil, gouache and other mixed media like thread and cut-out paper. Via email she tells me:

I’ve been using scientific imagery and information graphics off and on in my work. I seem to be drawn to the contrived sense of order that they show. In the drawings mentioned, superimposing bird imagery, hopefully, creates a visual metaphor for our attempts to make sense of our experiences.

You can see dozens more of her bird artworks here.

 

 



Animation Illustration

What Happens in Bookstores at Night

January 9, 2012

Christopher Jobson

After organizing their own bookshelf earlier this year, Sean Ohlenkamp and wife Lisa re-doubled their efforts for Type Books in Toronto. After several sleepless nights of animating with a crew of over 20 people, the Joy of Books was born. Music composed especially for the short by Grayson Matthews. See many more books here. (via metafilter)

 

 

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