The work of Micah Lidberg is truly amazing, his illustrations are all based in drawings and ink work which makes it so original and so rich on details. His work is inspired by nature and nature reflects on each one of her pieces, making it an entertaining venture.

About Micah Lidberg

micahlidberg.com

Hi there, I am Micah Lidberg. I grew up in the Middle West of America and since the mid 80's I really enjoyed it. I've since parted ways with the middle of the country - I’ve switched to the eastern beach. If for some reason I am not at the beach, you can probably find me in one of three cities - Kansas City, Minneapolis, or New York as these are my homes away from home.

As for my work - I'm shaken up by nature - every bit of it. It's certainly a very deep and very wide thing. With nature, there's plenty of room to explore and plenty to share. It’s an entertaining venture.

My interests include but are not limited to - drawing, friends, people, America, places outside of America, strangeness, and occasionally tea.

TIME TRAVEL

For NYLON Magazine — Graphite, Ink, Digital

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

WELCOME

For Nobrow / 2, The Jungle — Graphite & Digital

Nobrow Press has created a stunning line of illustrated books. NOBROW / 2, is a collection of 28 different artists and designers exploring a wonderful theme - The Jungle.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

EONY

Personal Project — Graphite, Ink, & Digital

A pattern loosely based on my memories of peonies at my first house

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

AND ON THE 8th DAY GOD CREATED DINOSAURS, BUT CALLED IT QUITS BEFORE LUNCH | WE ARE SPACEMEN FROM DIFFERENT PLANETS, RENDEZVOUSING ON THE MOON

For Sing Statistics — Graphite, Ink, & Digital

The incredible duo of Jez Burrows and Lizzy Stewart are responsible for the amazing project, We Are the Friction. Twelve illustrators were paired up with twelve writers. Each contributor composed an original work and then created an additional work based off their partner's first. A truly fascinating book. My illustrations adopted the names of the poems written by the amazing Roxanne Paris.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

FAULTY PLAN

For Phish, Inc. & Red Light Management — Graphite & Digital

One of a series of artist posters for an upcoming Phish album release

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

TWO HEADED LAVA WORM DELIGHT

For The Few Gallery — Graphite & Digital

The Few Gallery is an online boutique offering a selection of prints from artists and designers from around the world. Ten percent of the proceeds are donated to a charitable cause. Two Headed Lava Worm Delight, depicts the annual migration of the mythical giant moa that feed on the two head lava worms that live only in the geothermal vents of the upper realm. Fantastic, right?

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

KEATS SPEAKS

For New York Times Sunday Magazine — Graphite & Digital

Featured in the November 1st issue, the article dicusses whether or not John Keats really spoke the way he does in the movie, Bright Star

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

TWO HEADED WORM & ONE-EYED SPACE SPIDER | FIBONACCI WORMS

For Cut It Out, curated by Mike Perry — Cut Paper

Cut it Out, a group show centered around cut paper artwork and objects, hosted by Open Space Gallery.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

FIRESTORM

For W&N Classics — Graphite & Digital

A pattern for the book jacket of The Shadow of the Wind. For Orion Publishers and Fallon UK.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

RENDLESHAM FOREST, 1980 | LATE NIGHT ROUNDS

For Crafty Magazine — Graphite, Ink, & Digital

Crafty Magazine is an online and print magazine featuring the work of artists, illustrators, and writers. I contributed to the second issue, The Visit.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

STAY GOLD | MISTER | NICE | DUDES

Personal Project — Ink

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

UNSEEN WORK

For Computer Arts UK, Issue 162— Graphite & Digital

The opening spread for an article examining the sketch book habits of myself and 6 other creatives

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

SkineSkin

Laser Etched Leather

Personalized covers for your Moleskine® notebook or sketchbook

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

HOUSE OF CARDS

For NYLON Magazine — Graphite, Ink, & Digital

An article featuring the opening of ACE Hotel's Manhatten location

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

GHOST COMICS

For Bare Bones Press — Graphite & Digital

I was invited to create the typography for the cover of Ghost Comics - A Benefit Anthology for RS Eden. It is a stunning collection of comics with an amazing list of contributors. All the proceeds benefit Minneapolis substance abuse treatment facility, RS Eden.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

GOODNESS

For Water.org — Graphite & Colored Pencils

Water.org is raising awareness for the world water crisis. Goodness, was done for a benefit event held in Kansas City.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

4 MATTERS

For INKTHIS III — Ink & Digital

INKTHIS III is a collaborative effort to create a typeface. Each artist and designer was assigned a character. My numeral is composed of the four states of matter - solids, liquids, gases, and plasma.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

TENDENCY TO WITHDRAW

For Artism — Graphite &Digital

Artism, Art for Autism is a collection of artwork aimed to bring awareness about and support for the autism community. Each artist was invited to create a work that would help educate the public about some of the specific aspects of autism.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

POSITRON, A ZINE

For Mike Perry — Ink & Digital

A sixteen page zine comissioned by Mike Perry. It's full of good-hearted weirdness.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

THE MIGRATION

Personal Project — Graphite, Ink, & Digital

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

ANGRY CLOUD

Personal Project — Ink & Digital

This is a drawing of a very angry cloud that is out of control. A fellow cloud is trying to impede his brother's destructive habits. The animals of the forest, air, and rivers have banded together to steal the deranged cloud's powers - lighting, hail, and rain. It is a tale of the rebalancing of natural order.

The actual drawing is approximately eleven feet long. It was drawn with fine tip pens, and was about two months of drawing.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Personal Project — Graphite & Digital

My list of favorite things in 2007 looked something like this- thunder birds, UFO's, dinosaurs, jungles, crop circles, polyhedrons, string theory, tornadoes, and peacocks.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

YOU MELT MY SUBMARINE , A LOVE LETTER

For Friends — Graphite & Hand Binding

There are few things that are more satisfying than making or receiving a drawing - especially when it's of your favorite things. I asked twelve of my friends to give me lists of their twenty favorite things. I composed a drawing for each friend and compiled the drawings and the lists into a book. Everybody got a copy with the cover screenprinted in their favorite two colors.

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Amazing Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

About the author of this post

My name is Paulo Canabarro, I'm a passionate freelance web designer paulocanabarro.com and enthusiastic blogger here at abduzeedo. Catch me designing Wordpress Themes. Say hello on twitter @paul0v2.