sometimes you browse through someone’s work just because it makes you feel really GOOD. that’s what i felt when i discovered the artwork of Chicago based illustrator Laura Berger, and i spent the next while looking at every print available at her online shop (i particularly love this one and this one.. oh and this one.)
if i could somehow magically transfer the talents of one amazing person to myself, it would be the creative abilities of Tanya Ling. she is a renowned designer & illustrator, working for the likes of Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges, Nars – the list goes on and on. she’s also an accomplished artist, you can see her work here, and a fashion designer.
The Women of Don Draper is an illustrated collective of all the women Don Draper has slept with, in chronological order, by artist Hannah Choi. daaaaaaamn Don Draper has a type! i mean, i always knew he was into tragic, broken brunettes – but now we have beautifully illustrated PROOF. don’t scroll all the way to the bottom if you’re not up to date!
at the moment we don’t have a pet (apartment living, sad face) but maybe i’ll just commission Lorna Scobie to paint my ultimate fantasy pet anyway? because her pet portraits are the best. i actually have a note on my phone that i saved from 2012 on the day that Anton and i figured out our ultimate puppy name. yeah, we’re weirdos. and it’s okay.
Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese digital artist & illustrator whose work i discovered via Cath of Wolf Eyebrows (whose blog is consistently great – follow her!) she is commissioned for work by various clients in the fashion and design industries, but i most love her wonderful fashion portraits that she does for self promotional purposes.
illustrator, jewellery maker and all round creative gal Kaye Blegvad just launched a, shall we say, passion project in the form of Horizontal Press, a small pornographic press based in Brooklyn. you can peruse a selection of tongue-in-cheek, and cheeky, Tijuana Bibles and prints in their online shop. perfect for the ‘discerning horndog’. i asked Kaye a bit about how Horizontal Press came to be.
illustrator Charlotte Trounce has been doing these amazing illustrative recaps of select SS15 fashion shows on her Instagram account, which certainly deserves a Double Tap (i would triple tap if i could!) i feel like when you look at the seasonal shows everything starts merging into one big fashion rainbow, and sometimes it just takes one talented & creative individual to show you awesome aspects and details you might not have picked up yourself.
i don’t think i have ever spent so much time looking at illustrations of vegetables (if only i would spend as much time actually eating them). these wonderful renderings are by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa who has done work for a number of international publications. check out his work at his website & blog. he also has a shop – so you can buy some veggies in print!
Kemi Mai is an eighteen year old illustrator from Manchester who i am SUPREMELY JEALOUS OF. this girl can do amazing things with pixels. she makes her art using a tablet and photoshop. she is amazing, check out her work here and here.
My work starts with an idea derived from thoughts or abstract feelings, which I aim to express in a way that also appeals to me atheistically. Colour has become incredibly important to me, it can be so influential in setting the overall tone of the piece. I like to think of the majority of my paintings as visual representations of things that couldn’t exist organically in real life. Whilst an element of realism is important to me, I haven’t ever been interested in depicting a scene that resembles a photograph without a concept. My work isn’t weighted with messages intended to change the world, but it’s something through which I can be honest, and I appreciate that freedom greatly.
the modernist feeling in these rad illustrations by the very talented LA based illustrator & printmaker Chris Turnham made me want to watch Mad Men right away. luckily the last season is just around the corner, my pretties.
i discovered the wonderful work of Brighton based illustrator Eleanor Taylor while catching up with all the goodness over at Design Work Life. the first image of Hawaiian queen Ka’ahumanu really captured my imagination, a piece that Eleanor was commissioned to do for Julia Rothman’s upcoming book The Who, The What and The When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History.
I illustrated Queen Ka’ahumanu, the favourite wife of King Kamehameha I and the most powerful woman of her time in Hawaii. Upon her husband’s death she donned a feather cape and called herself Queen Regent. When the missionaries came in 1820 she ended up destroying all the ancient gods and temples leading to the ultimate downfall in a kingdom she helped create.
Fumi Koike is an illustrator & designer from Fukuoka, Japan. i was first drawn to her work because of her wonderful illustrations of food – wouldn’t it be cool to capture every plate you eat in this way? she has a great way of using colour and texture to make her beautifully simple compositions stand out. you can view her work on her blog and her flickr.
all illustrations by Fumi Koike