414 posts tagged Illustration
414 posts tagged Illustration
Nowtoo Sugi lives in Japan and likes to relax by creating awesome and unusually colourful works of latte art. It’s a truly delicious and delightful hobby.
Starting this past February, Sugi began using colored bartender syrups to, as the hobby artist says, “paint” on coffee. Sugi isn’t the only one to create colorful lattes, but is certainly one of the best.
So, for example, Sugi uses Blue Hawaii syrup for, well, blue and strawberry syrup for red or pink. The colors are mixed with steamed milk for variation.
“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. Dreaming of belly rubs.”
Jenny Fontana created this awesome illustration of Corgi-thulhu. We should all know better than to try petting one of the Ancient Ones, but this little monster is irresistible. Is that just part of his evil plan or is it the only way to prevent him from destroying us all?
Tom Trager, a graphic designer and animator located in Herzliya, Israel, created this awesome advertisement for a truly fearsome extermination service, the Dalek Pest Exterminators. They’ll take care of any and all human and Gallifreyan pests.
This design is currently available for purchase on t-shirts in a variety of sizes and colours.
[via Geeks Are Sexy]
Redditor SquishyMcPhee recently made an awesome discovery while visiting his car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma for an oil change. He found a styrofoam cup left behind by another customer who had covered the entire cup, inside and out, with intricate ballpoint pen doodles. Look closely and you might recognize Dilbert, one of The Smurfs, Beetle Bailey, and the entire Simpsons family.
There are also a couple messages inscribed on the outer ad inner rim of the cup:
On the outside rim of the cup, it reads: “Each of us has choices to make each day. What you choose determines your future and the person you become.” On the inner rim: “If you look deep within a piece of art you will find a piece of its creator.” And, on the bottom, inside the cup: “Smile - It’s easy ‘N’ it’s free”
SquishyMcPhee immediately set about trying to learn the identity of the artist responsible for this amazing cup. Eventually his efforts paid off and he is now trying to persuade the artist, identified only as “Mister Hershey”, to agree to a Q&A session on Reddit:
“Come to find out he’s done OVER A THOUSAND OF THESE CUPS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS… Some of the others he’s done put this one to shame. This guy’s a freaking Master…”
For now we a description provided by the cashier at the car dealership:
…SquishyMcPhee was able to learn a bit about him from the cashier who described him as a young man that had come in to get work done on his car. The job would take about three hours and so the anonymous artist resolved to doodle on a nearby coffee cup. Astonished by the skilled handiwork, especially taken aback by the impressive amount of detail administered inside the cup, the Redditor questioned the cashier further and says, “She said that he didn’t even seem that intent on it, just had his feet up most of the time. He’d doodle, pitch it down and go get a drink, doodle some more, walk around the showroom for a while…”
It’s clear that Mister Hershey has a gift for killing time. We hope we get to see more of his decorated cups soon.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. two narwhals engaged in an epic battle. It was the beginning of the Nar Wars.
Riverside, California-based artist Austin Frankel (aka Rebelart) created this awesome illustration depicting the “Jedi of the sea” dueling with their lightsaber horns. It’s currently available for purchase as a t-shirt via Threadless.
[via Geeks Are Sexy]
We love this wonderful illustration promoting both the awesomeness of literacy and a brand new book by one of our favourite cartoonists, Jeffrey Brown.
Entitled Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess, the book is a delightful collection of comics depicting the relationship between Darth Vader and Princess Leia had he been responsible for raising her. It’s a follow-up to the equally awesome Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son in which the Dark Lord of the Sith is playing an active role as father to young Luke.
This is Star Wars imagined in a way you’ve never seen before. It’s cute, tender, and very funny. We think it’s pretty awesome.
[Poster via GeekDad]
An epic guitar for an epic tale. Vivian Xiao, artist, graphic designer, and illustrator, transformed a humble acoustic guitar into an awesome Lord of the Rings Guitar using sharpie markers. She spent 25 hours working on this beautiful piece.
If you’re familiar with world of J.R.R. Tolkien, you may recognize Bag End (Bilbo’s house), The Gates of Argonath (The Pillars of Kings), a Great Eagle, Rivendell, one of the Nazgûl, Isengard, Arwen’s water elemental horses, Minas Tirith, an Oliphaunt, and of course Barad-dûr with the dreaded Eye of Sauron, and more. Awesome.
[via Obvious Winner]
Kawaii! We love these awesomely adorable sets of matches illustrated by Japanese artist Hiromi Hirasaka. The matches themselves have been given tiny faces and their respective books and boxes have been illustrated to, well, match their contents. They’re so cute we don’t know how anyone could stand to use them.
“Since 1994, after noticing a resemblance between matches and Kokeshi dolls, Osaka-based artist Hiromi Hirasaka has been handrawing small faces on matches. But it wasn’t until around 2000 when she realized the commercial potential of her hobby and ditched the brush for a rubber stamp, which was soon replaced by a printing press.”
We’re wondering what sorts of conversations take place between fellow matches inside a matchbook or matchbox. And what happens if one of those matches gets really upset?