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Clever Google Maps Manipulations by Christoph Niemann

Tell me this isn't the most original thing you've seen all week. And don't expect anything less than original from Christoph Niemann, a regular illustrator over at The New York Times online with his own opinion blog - Abstract City. Christoph illustrates in the cartographic style of Google Maps, and he does it with wit! I love it. So much so that I'm having a hard time picking a favorite right now. Share your favorite with me on twitter! And be sure to head on over to his portfolio for more clever illustrations.

Kickass Street Fighter Illustrations

I cannot wait for the day I'll finally buy me a video game (which one I don't know) and will be finally able to play that sweet Street Fighter IV game. This series is a true classic... I remember playing the arcade game in 1993 or so... and was pretty fun! So, yes, I got a little nostalgic about it, and just had to find some trully kickass illustrations... and yeah, I did it. These are totally awesome, the artists are amazing... and I guess that checking these will be little fun for everyone that loves the series. Also, if you like these, you should really check out each artist's page for more of their work. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Fabian "Monk" Schlaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang and Ramil Sunaga Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Bobby Chiu Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Sven Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Espen Grundetjern Art by Mark "diablo2003" Brooks Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Alvin Lee Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Gary Yeung Art by Ryan Benjamin Lines by Alvin Lee, Colors by Arnold Tsang Art by Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz Art by Arnold Tsang Art by Alvin Lee, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Art by Arnold Tsang Lines by Joe Ng, Colors by Spen Grundetjern Pencils by Alvin Lee, Inks by Crystal Reid, Colors by Espen Grundetjern

Vintage Illustrations by Kareem Rizk

Kareem Rizk is a Melbourne based Australian artist who graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Graphic Design. This course encouraged a rich influence of mixed media techniques which has always been evident in his work. Rizk’s initial ambition was to forge a career as a Graphic Designer. However it was a short time after the completion of the university course that a more prominent interest in fine art became the focus of his endeavours. Previous work includes a position as a Graphic Designer for Melbourne‘s No.1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, as well as freelance design for various large and small clients. Rizk started making collages in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2006 that an emphasis on promoting new work began. After only a few weeks of promoting his work Rizk was offered several opportunities for printed publication and exposure in Australia and the UK. Shortly after this came offers to exhibit the artwork in galleries. Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk's works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette. Rizk's working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work is very much an experimentation in blurring the line between handmade work and digital work. Exhibitions include solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Barcelona and Milan. Exhibited work also includes large format displays in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Further expressions of interest in Rizk’s work have come from New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Russia and Switzerland. Rizk's work has been published in numerous magazines and books including Art Review, Empty magazine, Day In The Lyfe, Advanced Photoshop, ROJO magazine, Semi-Permanent Book 2007 & 2009, Computer Arts, Idea Fixa book, Mail Me Art book, Trip magazine, Design Graphics, Don’t Panic magazine and Desktop magazine. For more from Kareem Rizk visit his website and some of these works are available for sale at Etsy

Beautiful Artworks by Evgeny Kiselev

Evgeny Kiselev is a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, his works were published in magazines such as Computer arts (U.K.), IDN (Hong Kong), ROJO (Spain), Grafik magazine (U.K.), Beautiful Decay (U.S.A.), E-tapes (France), Chewonthis magazine (U.S.A.), I.O. Magazine (Germany), X-Funs (Taiwan), New web pick, Artzmania e-zine, Sherbert magazine (U.S.A.), X-CUP (Taiwan), Semi Permanent books 05-07 etc. For more works and information we highly recommend that you check out Evgeny's website. "The diverse work of Evgeny Kiselev oscillates between the rigors of symmetry and prolific excess. Several compositions begin with vivid tiled patterns that are mirrored again and again until they can no longer be contained and are forced to push beyond the confines of their logic. Others, emerge from a single outline that manifests the controlled lawlessness of the work. Each piece achieves a complexity of color and layer that continues to build infinitely into the space of the page creating a warping spatial depth". My artwork from Mutations series in ROJO OUT exhibition on 8X3 m. billboards. Spain, Barcelona, Corcega 691. Until april 2008.

Awesome LOST Illustrations

LOST final season is running, and fans everywhere are all very anxious for its end, when all the secrets of the island will be revealed. I'm one of them... and taking a look at Behance the other day, I ran into some awesome illustrations! The artist behind these has got the name of a famous character, Michael Myers, and he's done some truly killer illustrations (pun intended). For more of his awesome illustrations, check out his portfolio. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

55 Inspiring Fashion Sketches & Illustrations

I simply love fashion and many things surrounding it, specially fashion sketches and illustrations! I really like browsing around looking for nice and inspiring fashion sketches. I think that fashion illustrations are extremely beautiful, elegant, delicate... they transmit a good vibe. I'm not sure why they enchant me this much, but I just can't get tired of fashion sketches. And this is exactly why I decided to put this selection together. All of the images I will show here I found at deviantART, so click at the images to go to the author's page. They have lots of great stuff to show. And in case you also like this kind of subject, let me know and I will write more about it! Enjoy. =)

Black Book Sessions by Vicente Morillo

The Spanish Illustrator Vicente García Morillo came up with a series of illustrations called Black Book Sessions which each session represent a different musician and the illustrations go along with it's style, check it out.

Unique Illustrations and Artworks by Mario Wagner

Mario Wagner was born in 1974 and works as an artist and illustrator in San Francisco/USA and Cologne/Germany. His unique illustrations and artworks are commissioned by the most popular magazines like Playboy and the New York Times Magazine or clients like Adidas or Cheerios. Wagner’s work is made analog, he uses old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylcolor, even for his about 6,5 feet large artworks. His work was already shown in numerous german and international exhibitions including the SCOPE. For more information and portfolio visit Mario Wagner's website at Some Works For Cerasoli Gallery, 2009 for Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for Cheerios, 2008 for Runners World, 2009 "Flower" for Booklet Magazine, acryl+ collage on paper, 2008 "Essen" for SZ Wissen, acryl + collage on paper, 2007 "Radio" for Boston Globe, 2007 "Chapped Lips", 2007 "Bomben" "Wolken" for ROJO Magazine A selection of hist latest jobs for Design Week, INK Magazine, D Magazine and Zeit Wissen. Mario Wagner was elected to design the Gallery Wall of the 4010 Telekom Shop in Berlin Mitte. Drop by and enjoy the 27 x 8 feet large wall. Mario Wagner is the third artist after Akinori Oishi and Thomas Manig who is honored to show his work.

Stylish Illustrations by Lab Partners

I really love how some artists have mastered retro illustrations! We've seen plenty of great designs, from Wall-e posters, to the Incredibles, passing through all things comic books. Retro illustration is everywhere, and the Lab Partners know how to do it. These pieces are pretty sweet, really worth taking a look. Also, there's their portfolio, where Ryan Meis and Sarah Labieniec share all their work with everyone. You should all visit them, and check all their work out! I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful & Inspiring Artworks by Ben Heine

Ben Heine is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His galleries are filled with great stuff and he can walk beautifully between several art directions, creating amazing pieces in any way he goes. Ben studied graphic arts - and worked as a graphic creator for 8 years - and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism. Besides all that he also speaks French, English and Dutch fluently, and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. So don't worry about language issues when you decide to get in touch with him. ;) I really liked his work! The illustrations, digital paintings, photographs... everything is really inspiring. Some photos look like desktop wallpapers landscapes, the paintings are extremely creative and colorful...he simply has several kinds of work, to please multiple tastes. As I made only a brief selection from his work, I really recommend you to check out his flickr gallery or his DA page. Ben has tons of great artworks to show, so take your time and check them out. I hope you like the selection. Enjoy. :)

The Awesomeness of the Thundercats

We've been hearing lately a buzz about a possible Thundercats movie. That would be pretty sweet, since the Thundercats was one of my all time favorite cartoons... So I thought it would be a good idea to check some cool illustrations to enjoy the cats. Some high class illustrations have made awesome art, really worth checking out! Don't forget to check their portfolios... They'll really enjoy it! I hope you all like it! Cheers. ;) UndoCrew Lines by Alex Milne, Colors by Espen Grundetjern Pencils by Lauren Montgomery, Colors by Dracowyr John Amor Carlos Lerms Lines by Dexstar71, Colors by Javilaparra Pencils by Edu Francisco, Colors by Teodoro Gonzalez Mihajlo Dimitrovski Andy Park Carlos DAnda Paul Harmon John Amor Pencils by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, Colors by Tony Washingto Caio Cacau Halil URAL Pencils by Ryan Benjamin, Colors by Joel David Velásquez Gavin Schmidt Pencils by Ariel Padilla, Colors by evergreenfajardo Remainaery Javas Lines by Pedro Delgado, R. A. Southerland and Carlos Gomez, Colors by Kyle Foster Pedro Leonelli Giovanny Dave Johnson

Kickass Illustrations by Mr. Dave Johnson

Oh my God. I actually thought I had already posted about this guy. Ok, not just some guy, but Dave Johnson. Dave who? Dave Johnson! If you don't know him, you should really google him just to know how great this artist is. He's one of the greatest illustrators out there. When I was younger, one of my all time favorite Superman comics mini-series was the Red Son. I loved those books... and later I found out that Dave Johnson had done the covers for them. I instantly faved that guy forever. He's done some great works for both Marvel and DC, and many great indie works... anyways, you should REALLY check out his portfolio to see ALL his kickass work. I hope you like it! Cheers. ;)

Fantastic Illustrations by Serge Birault

Once again it's Friday... and we must have fun. I was trying to figure out a fun post, and at general, illustrations are fun, right? So I just had to post the work of Serge Birault, this amazing artist who makes beautiful art. He comes up with some great characters, absolutely beautiful pin-ups which take our breath away. For more of his work, visit this portfolio at DeviantART... I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Beautiful Artworks by Carmelo Di Lorenzo

Carmelo Di Lorenzo is an art director, designer and illustrator, from São Paulo, Brazil. Carmelo worked with Adhemas Batistas, one of his greatest influences, a few years ago and now he is working as Senior Art Director at Wunderman. Also he decided to put more time into illustration and design. Most of his ideas are inspired by guys like Adhemas, Douglas Alves and old school animators from Disney. For more information check out Carmelo Di Lorenzo portfolio at Drawings Art Direction

The Creative Illustrations from Denis Zilber

You probably already seen some of these around... and if you like artworks filled with creativity, colors and sense of humor, so I guess you probably liked what you've seen and you also probably wondered who was the artist behind those arts. So here we present you Denis Zilber, a very talented artist from Ramat Gan, Israel who is into illustration/animation and have some pretty nice artworks at his portfolio. His caricatural style makes his artworks really fun to admire. We will present here a selection of some of Denis' work and we really recommend you to check out his portfolio and his blog for further artworks and info. I hope you like the selection. Enjoy. :)

Stunning Illustrations by Jessica Oyhenart

I was trying to figure out what to post today... so I started to check some old bookmarks I have, and my attention was caught by some awesome illustrations that I couldn't believe I haven't posted yet. These are stunning. The girl behind these is Jessica Oyhenart, an awesome artist from Dallas, Texas... she's got amazing pieces in her portfolio, which I just had to share with you guys, because this girl deserves some attention. So, I've made a little selection of her work... to check it fullsize, or to check more of it, go to her DeviantART page. She'll appreciate it. Cheers! ;)

The Awesomeness of Ninjas

As tradition demands, we MUST have fun on friday. We all had a tough week, and nothing better just to chill a little bit, right? Fabio and I were talking about that fun movie Ninja Assassin... we thought it would be a great idea for a post, Ninjas!! So I went looking for ninjas... and as I should have known, they are tough to be found... I mean, they're ninjas, right? I actually found just a few set of great images... illustrations, picture and a sculpture. But all really awesome. So, I hope you all enjoy my selection, and don't forget to visit the artists behind these! Cheers. ;)