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 »

From Tokyo To Paris: 4 Continents, 4 Cities, 300 Objects

A city is made of many things.

When you dream of Paris you think croissants, good wine and the Moulin Rouge. When you fantasise Tokyo you visualise sushi, technology and paper lanterns. Photographic Poster Artist, Jordan Bolton based in Manchester, England, has done just that and designed for Expedia Canada, four unique posters depicting four iconic cities: San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Tokyo. Continue »

George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ Illustrated By Ralph Steadman

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American publication of George Orwell’s masterpiece, which by that point had sold millions of copies around the world in more than seventy languages, British cartoonist Ralph Steadman illustrated a special edition titled ‘Animal Farm: A Fairy Story’, featuring 100 of his unmistakable full-color and halftone illustrations. Continue »

Chic And Sexy Pre-Revolution Fashions Of Iran

(L) Actrees Marjan, (R) Iranian pop star Arghavan who fled the country in 1979. As of late, she has been involved in attempts to bring music back to Iran, at the risk of imprisonment.

Even as a kid in the 1970s I was well aware of The Iranian Revolution. It was a top headline for quite some time because its consequences were so profound. The pro-Western Shah was overthrown and replaced with the rabidly anti-Western Ayatollah Khomeini. Any Western cultural influences were rejected overnight in favor of a hard-line Islamic state. Matters between the West and Iran got even worse when the dethroned Shah fled to the US, and the Iranians responded by holding diplomats hostage. Almost thirty years later, things haven’t changed much.

Let’s have a look at the fashions before the revolution. Now, Iranian women have to fight for the right to be able to expose hair under their headscarves. But in the 60s and early to mid-1970s it was quite a different story… Continue »

Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Turns out, sometimes our resistance to learn something new and master a new skill can lead to something pretty amazing. Pat Hines, who couldn’t be bothered to learn Photoshop and illustrated his ebook using good old Microsoft Paint, is the proof. Continue »

If Art History Icons Were Hipsters

What if the Mona Lisa got tired of her old silk robes and decided to trade them in for a trendy jumpsuit? That’s exactly the kind of scenario Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka specialises in bringing to life, and he does it with pure wit. Continue »

Artist Hussam Eissa Creates Dark And Surreal Collages That Bring Spectacular Scenes To Life

Photographer, art director and graphic designer based in Alexandria, Egypt, Hussam Eissa creates amazing manipulations that bring to life our craziest dreams. Hussam studied Electromechanical Engineering in Alexandria University. Currents of surrealism run through each story as whale fly through the sky, Eissa leads us into a dreamlike and poetic universe. Continue »

Graphic Designer Andrea Antoni Finds Pantone Colors In The Natural Landscapes

Pantone swatches become more than (arguably) the world’s best color-matching system in the surreal photos of Italian artist and graphic designer Andrea Antoni. On his Instagram, Antoni shares images of breathtaking Italian vistas, serendipitously matched to a curated selection of Pantone swatches inserted into the frame. Continue »

Artist Paints While Under The Influence Of 20 Different Drugs

Step inside the mind of Brian Pollett, a graphic designer who created a gallery of psychedelic paintings that will dazzle your imagination. This artist created 20 different illustrations that are all radically different from each other but still carry his signature flare and form. Let these colorful portraits hypnotize you as you witness this artist create a truly original creative vision. It is incredible to see how vastly diverse each design and color pattern is.

Prepare to open your mind to a whole world of art unlike anything you have seen before. It will take your breath away! Continue »

Hollywood Celebrities Are Attracted By Simple Proletarian Words Of Russian Newspaper And Unimaginable Thought That Their Interviews With The Portrait Will Be Published In The Heart Of The Southern Urals

Coolest Russian newspaper Kopeisk Worker is from the provincial town of Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk region, the Urals. Chelyabinsk region has become famous worldwide due to meteorite (February 2013). Continue »