Petites Luxures – Deliciously Naughty And NSFW Illustrations By The Anonymous Parisian Artist

With her (or his) project Petites Luxures, this anonymous Parisian illustrator has been exciting Instagram for over a year. Her subtly naughty drawings, playing on the fine border between minimalist and erotic illustration, portray sexuality with softness and poetry, using only a few lines. Continue »

Classical Paintings Are Getting A Geeky Makeover And It’s Better Than The Original

“The Swing” By Jean-Honore Fragonard

Classical art is beautiful to look at, but some of us have a hard time relating to it. A digital artist on Tumblr named Lothlenan is changing that by turning some of fine art’s most timeless pieces into geeky fantasy settings. Continue »

A Minimalist Style That Tells Ordinary Situations With Irony And Fun – Stylized Drawings With A Sense Of Humor By Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge, founder of the Champion Studio, tells ordinary situations with irony, stylized and abstract drawings. They stem from the synergy between his fine arts practice and his background in graphic design. The Los Angeles-based artist works with a color palette of grays, whites, blues and pinks while he’s placing subjects in ordinary situations in a humorous way. Continue »

Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren’s Incredible Paintings

Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and ’50s? Anyone who’s familiar with pin up paintings will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings – and sometimes a bit more – in a series of eyebrow-raising situations. Continue »

This Is Your Brain On Drugs: The Anti-Addiction Posters By Meaghan Li

Meaghan Li is a Public Policy and Political Science student with a passion for graphic design. She created this minimalist series of posters for her Psychology class – “using popular archetypes to convey the effects of different psychoactive substances”. Continue »

Anonymous Hero Is ‘Protecting’ Graffiti Penises By Painting Condoms Over Them

An anonymous street artist is doing a noble service to the many graffiti penises of London – by spray-painting condoms on top of them. It’s pretty hilarious, but it also sends an important public health message which we’re sure even the original authors of the graffiti would be cool with.

Protect City Cocks, as the campaign is now known, started when an art director (whose name is undisclosed) noticed the shocking amount of unwanted penis drawings scattered across London’s walls. Continue »

An Adventure In Unknowing: Totally Amazing Illustrations By Sylvain Sarrailh

Sylvain Sarrailh is an illustrator and artist, and works in Toulouse, France. He’s part of a workshop called “Atelier Spark,” which he shares with other graphic designers and artists for whom he apparently makes life particularly difficult with his snide remarks and operatic vocals. Below you’ll find a gorgeous collection of atmospheric science fiction art that’ll take your imagination on a fantastic journey. Sylvain’s talent is impressive, but then, so is his list of clients, because it includes Sony, Ubisoft, Oculus Rift, Insomniac Games, and a host of other big names in the entertainment industry. Continue »

It’s Not Milk: Ivan Alifan’s Surreal And Seductive Paintings

“It’s Not Milk” is a series of oil paintings by Russian artist Ivan Alifan that examine sexuality and the modern gaze. His figures literally ooze with eroticism, their faces eager and serene as they receive the milk-white anointment. Some of his paintings involve dripping giants immersed in surreal landscapes. Alifan’s portraits of sensuality and excess provoke a range of emotional responses in his viewers, from attraction to unease. By confronting us with scenes of pleasure and secret intimacy, he seeks to destigmatize sex in art and foster bodily self-awareness. Continue »

German Artist Naschi Creates Colourful And Cute Oil Paintings

German artist Naschi, that’s her artist pseudonym, is well versed in the manga style, oil painting, cuteness overload discipline. The vivid colors contribute to the optimistic and fresh perspective of using Pokemon critters as cocktail condiments. Let’s get to the wonderful illustrations. Continue »

Illustrator Reimagines Famous Fast Food Brands As Manga-Style Characters

Ever wondered how fast food brands would look like if they were human? A Philippines-based illustrator who goes by alias Ozumii Wizard brings KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jolibee, and Burger King to life in her Japanese manga-style digital art. Continue »

Portuguese Artist Luisa Azevedo Creates Dreamy And Surreal Photo Manipulation

Luisa Azevedo is a portuguese young woman who was born in 1998. She lived most of her life in Covilhã, but currently living in Lisbon. As far as she remembers, she always liked arts and crafts to create her own imaginary world. Then she grew up, and got interested in photography, design and digital art. Continue »

I Can See Your Underpants: Photorealistic And Sensitive NSFW Paintings By John C. Kacere

By the American artist John C. Kacere Shifting from abstract expressionism towards a photorealistic style in the early 60s, John spent the last thirty years of his life painting the only thing that interested him, highly sexualized depictions of the midsections of the female body, clothed in revealing lingerie. Continue »

The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Art of Jaroslaw Marcinek

Some of the best digital paintings we’ve seen around have been from Polish artists. This is just another example of some spectacular digital art by the Polish freelance illustrator Jaroslaw Marcinek with popup conceptual futuristic creations. Continue »

Brilliant Ball-Point Pen Art By Alfredo Chamal

Visual artist from Mexico – Alfredo Chamal uses simple ball-point pen to create his photo realistic artworks. This medium is nothing new and used by prominent contemporary artists like Jan Fabre or famous illustrator Juan Casas. As for Alfredo it’s a new way to reveal psychorealistic art that’s rolling on in Mexico right now. Continue »

Artist Paul Blow Smartly Illustrated Money Slang Terms From Around The World

The English language is full of slang all about the world of money. Whether we’re using a credit card and putting something ‘on plastic’ or complaining that a new TV will cost you ‘an arm and a leg’, we love getting creative when we’re talking about cash.

Of course, if taken literally, any slang can be confusing for tourists and international students trying to work their way around the local lingo. So, for a bit of fun, we decided to see what slang is used around the world to refer to the coins, notes, and money different countries use.

giffraff teamed up with the award-winning British illustrator, Paul Blow, to create some funny illustrations that show how it literally looks to non-native speakers!

Germany

In Germany, you may hear the word “mücken” (mosquitoes) when it comes to talking about cash, though they may also say “kohle” (coal) or “schotter” (gravel). Continue »