Embroidery, Illustrated products

Hand-Drawn Illustrations are Translated Into Exquisite Embroidered Goods

Embroidery by Coral & Tusk

Coral & Tusk takes exquis­ite embroi­dery out of its hoop and into home goods like pil­lows, table run­ners, and nap­kins. They also focus per­son­al acces­sories, too, with one of my favorites being badge pins. These wear­ables fea­ture bun­nies, kit­ties, bears, and fox­es that look like they’re mer­its you’d earn in the army. It’s a charm­ing, uncon­ven­tion­al way to adorn your dai­ly out­fit.

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Cross-Sectioned Illustrations of Hundreds of Creatures Living Under the Sea

Ocean Illustration by Lucie Brunellière

Last year, I dis­cov­ered the work of Lucie Brunel­lière and her illus­trat­ed pub­li­ca­tion, The Very Jung­ly Jun­gle Book. The col­or­ful pages are, in fact, very jungly—there are more than 50+ ani­mals hid­den with­in! Now, she’s released a sim­i­lar­ly busy book called The Great Div­ing. In it, we go under the sea in dig­i­tal ocean illus­tra­tions, where we meet giant whales, friend­ly sea tur­tles, col­or­ful schools of fish, and more. They inhab­it dif­fer­ent types of under­wa­ter land­scapes, from the deep dark depths of the ocean to frigid waters punc­tu­at­ed with glac­i­ers.

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Delicate Ink Illustrations Inspired by the Oddities of Western Literature

Surreal illustrations by Sanae Sugimoto

Illus­tra­tor Sanae Sug­i­mo­to grew up around the sea and moun­tains of Tot­tori, Japan. After attend­ing art school in Kyoto, she made that her per­ma­nent home in a stu­dio armed with rich Sumi and a vibrant orange-red­dish ink. Her sur­re­al illus­tra­tions each tell a story—ones with the likes of larg­er-than-life dogs and friend­ly but­ter­flies.

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Illustration History

#TBT | The Satirical Spots of ‘New Yorker’ Illustrator Christina Malman

Satirical illustration by Christina Malman

Draw­ing, Woman and a Dog, 1935

I real­ize it’s been a while since I did a #TBT. Let’s change that with Christi­na Mal­man, an illus­tra­tor who pro­duced work in the begin­ning half of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Born in 1911 (or 1912), she came to New York City from Eng­land at the age of 2. She attend­ed the Pratt Insti­tute for col­lege and pur­sued the illus­tra­tion field from there.
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Stylish Characters Strut Their Stuff in Fashions You’ll Want to Wear

Kimberlie Wong digital illustrations

If I could sum up Kim­ber­lie Wong’s illus­tra­tion in an image, it would be the tran­quil mon­key sit­ting on a surf­board amidst a pink abyss (below). “I was born and raised on the island of Oahu,” the recent Art Cen­ter grad tells me in an email, “and that has inspired my aes­thet­ic which is warm, whim­si­cal, and uses a lim­it­ed col­or palette.” Con­tin­u­ing, “I love to include nature, usu­al­ly a trop­i­cal feel with ani­mals.”
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Paper Craft

Iconic Floral Artworks Faithfully Recreated as 3D Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers Art Masterpieces

Read Brown Paper Bag for any length of time and you’ll see my affin­i­ty for both paper craft and flow­ers. I can’t get enough! Sarah Yaka­wo­nis is the lat­est paper artist to catch my eye with her shop Fold­ed Petal. Her Mas­ter­pieces series involves her repli­cat­ing some of art history’s most famous flow­ers, like Van Gogh’s Iris­es, to cre­ate a 3D ver­sion of the clas­sic paint­ing.

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