Sam Dean Lynn is another recent illustration grad whose work I’ve fallen in love with. I typically enjoy compositions that are colorful and busy, and her dizzyingly psychedelic pieces certainly fit the bill. Take a close look and you’ll discover tiny insects, roaming creatures, and twisting vines that are all woven together. They’re fascinating tapestries, […]
Molly Mendoza’s vibrant illustrations are composed of strong, lively brush strokes that produce an incredible amount of visual energy. At times, they’re sort of a jumble of colors, shapes, and lines. You need to spend a little time with them to make sense of everything, but it’s totally worth it. Let yourself get lost in these splendorous […]
Haejin Park is a very recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) illustration program. She loves building imaginary places and developing characters that live within them. They’re lively and often colorful, interjecting a lot of playful line work with many small details that conceptually enrich each piece. I’m looking forward to seeing what she creates in the […]
If you scroll through illustrator Maggie Chiang’s Tumblr, you’ll find that there are a lot of shots of the outdoors. I can’t help but think that these visuals are what seep into her own artwork, as evidence of what’s featured here. Each illustration includes some element of the great big world (and even universe). Often, there’s some sort […]
On Herikita’s Facebook page, she writes, “I do things with my hands that I imagine in my head, so people can see it too.” This sentiment describes her soft, illustrative work perfectly. Her images and imagery are undoubtedly strange, but in a way that’s relatable. Many of the interior scenes are like an dialogue verbalized, and […]
Let’s make it an alphabet-themed day! Here’s Leah Goren’s Nudie Alphabet, which is exactly how it sounds: naked bodies forming the shapes of letters. Or, demonstrating some interesting interpretative dance/yoga moves. However you want to look at it. Purchase this alphabet as a print. It’s currently available in Leah’s shop.
Here’s a fun project that’s a nice take on an “alphabet” series. Alice Pattullo created a collection of A-Z animals, and she’s currently sharing a letter a day. I like that these illustrations depict some unconventional subjects. Beetles, crabs, iguanas — they aren’t creatures that are cute or cuddly, but they’re well-crafted, four-color screen prints. In addition, Alice came […]
Andrea Lauren is a pattern maker living in Asheville, North Carolina. Many of her colorful, designy illustrations are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too. Andrea uses a variety of hand-rendered techniques in her pattern production, and they’re meant for digital textile printing. “I’m particularly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut […]
This illustration by Monica Ramos is currently on her Tumblr, and it was my favorite thing I saw yesterday . It’s for Justina Blakeney’s new book, The New Bohemians, Cool and Collected Homes. So good!
Did you ever play with paper dolls? I did when I was younger, and so I was instantly attracted to Sara Guindon’s delightful paper toys. They feature characters dressed to the nines who do things like play guitar, look through their binoculars, and draw in their sketchbooks. Fun! Each puppet is handmade and printed on acid-free […]