For his graduation thesis Turkish illustrator Murat Palta chose a witty and unexpected topic: “Classic movies in miniature Style” blending traditional Ottoman miniature portraiture style and motifs with themes from contemporary western cinema. The mix of traditional representation, ornamentation and perspectives with Hollywood tales is great!
Via Sunday’s Zaman
Colorful creatures from the Wounderland sequel by Indonesian illustrator and toy designer Arkiv Vilmansa
Selected projects by New York -based, Japanese -born illustrator Yuko Shimizu; first image the cover for Yukio Mishima’s book, Spring Snow.
Artist’s personal work previously feat. here.
Tengu, one from the six yokai (Japanese mythical creature) for Discovery Channel mag
Opener image for PlanAdviser’s Micro Plan survey 2013 to illustrate the dynamish of small numbers
Cover for DC Comics Vertigo series The Unwritten issue No. 44
Cover for DC Comics Vertigo series The Unwritten issue No. 45
Swimming in Fear page spread for Scrubs Magazine, a magazine for nurses
Spread from The ABCs of Contemporary Creatives alphabet book. The alphabet I illustrated is “Y for You”
New York Times Book Review cover for Chinese writer Mo Yan
Plz check also the work of Soga Kayoko here and there
Monsters added in vintage photographs by Chilean illustrator Relleno de Mono
via accidental mysteries
Illustrations for various magazines, campaigns and personal projects, colour works by Hong Kong -born, New York based artist Victo Ngai
The Day, for Liberty Magazine cover
Utopia, for the Frogfolio project
The Casserole for New Yorker Fiction (Unpublished)
Lost in Translation
Eye Strain, medical article for The New York Times
Foundations for Tor sci fi comics
via transparent cities
Mixed media illustration, cover for The New Yorker, July 1971, by Saul Steinberg
previous posts on Steinberg:
paper masks + girl in bathtub /chair
New papercut series titled Reachers by Estonian graphic designer Eiko Ojala.
previously: Forest by Eiko Ojala
Artworks on erotica, violence, and perversion by Japanese artist and mangaka Toshio Saeki.
Saeki has a unique method for adding color to his work: in collaboration with a print-maker he uses overlays, to create the exact colors he wants. He calls this method chinto printing — the picture is complete only after it has been printed- a modern version of the Ukiyo-E, a genre of Japanese woodcut prints.
An original color guide by Saeki, used by the printer per his instructions in the collaborative process of creating the actual print.
His work has received warnings from the Japanese government, though it has never been officially banned. Since Saeki’s page is of at the moment, scroll down for more (NSFW )
From the 99 Steps of Progress, a satirical reinterpretation of indoctrination and the famous March of Progress illustration, by graphic design studio Maentis
via who killed bambi
Strange Love, from the Paradise Prints series by American artist Don Suggs.
Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock jeopardizes accurate perspective , proportion and color to add a childlike, colorful and playful interpretation of buildings. The sketches are from his new book “All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far” by Universe Publishing (Rizzoli). It would be so nice if the city was really looking like that!
Via Designers & Books
Original NASA publications from a recent auction of manuals, guidebooks, press kits, reports, brochures, etc at the Space Exploration Signature Auction 2013 by Heritage Auctions.