Pixel art is still one of my all time favorite styles, probably because I grew up in the 80s playing Atari. Early generation consoles had an additional influence on me as this type of illustration was pretty common. The amazing thing about pixel art is that it reduces the form to the minimum amount of detail that makes it recognizable. The illustrations of Ercan Akkaya are good examples.
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I always impressed about artists that get to make illustrations about famous characters, it's really fun to see their personal touch on their versions. I stumbled on the work of Josh Summana while wandering through DeviantArt galleries and I gotta say I'm still quite impressed with the level of detail and with the style of the versions he made. I also posted two videos of the process he did to create his illustrations, hope you guys catch some ideas from it. You can see more awesomeness from Josh at his DevianArt profile.
Any fan of street art probably already saw the works of the international collective of artists The Weird. One of their members, DXTR, just got my attention for his brilliant mix of design, illustration and graffiti into one interesting and amazing style. Here's a short interview we did with him recently. You can see more from DXTR on the following links: Flickr Behance
Haraldur Thorleifsson is a Creative Director at UENO based in San Francisco, USA. His work includes big brands like Google, Reuters, Medium, Airbnb and more. You'll find that most their work is delicate, clean and simple. I'd say that I appreciate the level of their wireframing process, it's totally comprehensive. All Rights by Haraldur Thorleifsson