Illustrations

If we've learned one thing this past decade is the importance of diversity when it comes to representations, and more specifically: representation of women. But words like "diversity" and "representation" needn't come off as loaded terms. Illustrator Bodil Jane proves that at its core diversity is a celebration of colors, textures, tastes, and cultures.
Valesca van Waveren describes herself as an illustrator and surface pattern designer trying to slow down and create joy - which is something we should all strive for. Based in Amsterdam where she shares a home with her husband, son, and cat, van Waveren's illustration style is in many ways a reflection of her life philosophy.
Sometimes, it takes the simplest of things to remind you that life, in all its complexity, is worth living. In the case of print and pattern designer Elizabeth Olwen, all it takes is a pretty pattern. “I think it’s so important to have reminders of all the beauty in the world,” she remarked once in an interview...
Karolina Zolubak's journey to self-realization is proof that hard work and confidence in one's skills pays off in the end. “I’m a spiritual person who believes in the power of thoughts and wishes,” she shared in an interview with Strangerless. “I make a ritual of it every now and then to send out a wish to the universe.”...
Illustrators who publish their work on Instagram often make our days better. We love having them on our feed as their cute illustrations always make us smile. Right now, the whole world is talking about one thing: the pandemic and when it will end. Here's what some of the Instagram illustrators had to say on the topic.
Illustrator Sophy Hollington puts a contemporary twist on the traditional art of lino-cutting, with her work often nodding at vintage aesthetics. Common themes include folklore and alchemical symbolism, with her pieces ending out somewhat mystical (one specific series sees a stylized interpretation of tarot cards). https://www.instagram.com/p/B-WYygCBHef/ “I like my...
Fee Greening’s illustrations are inspired by Medieval, Gothic, and Flemish art, a nod to a simpler time, with the added layer of symbolism and folklore. “I’m always drawn to things that have a certain mysticism and magic to them,” admitted Greening in an interview with Gucci for i-D. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4cB5cQAL9Z/
"Popular with the seniors and babies alike," reads Justyna Stasik’s humourous Instagram caption, and judging by her playful illustration style we can totally understand why. Based on minimal compositions and bold color choices, her creations might equally appeal to children and adults. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQtw-4gM7z/ As it turns out, Stasik’s style also...
When it comes to Leon Edler's illustrations, humor is to be expected. Minimalistic, bold, and quirky, his work is meant to be taken lightly. “I wanted to make stuff that made people laugh,” Edler remarked once in an interview with Sense of Creativity, Edler. “I thought that would be for TV, but I liked how immediate cartoons...
Growing up in Portland with a mom who painted and a dad who played the piano, there was no escaping Celia Jacobs' artistic fate. Now based in Los Angeles, Jacobs’ interests include nature, music, and social issues. Her weapon of choice? Illustration. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzPJo25hHKp/ “I knew I wanted to be...

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