Missed Connections on Craigslist are quite the thing. Sometimes they work wonders, often they give readers a great story, and a lot of times they are destined to remain missed. One thing they’re almost always good at, is being interesting. Illustrator Lucia Soto saw the missed connections, and created a visual record of them in the form of illustrations.
We generally associate a familiar look with tattoos, irrespective of their design. Well, it’s time to get that notion shattered with these beautiful tattoos that take an entirely fresh look (and subject). Most tattoo artists employ a black outline. By getting rid of that outline and using lighter colors, these tattoos take on a nearly watercolor-like look. These tattoos are the work of Korean tattoo parlor Aro Tattoo, based in Seoul, and staffed mainly by two artists – Dali and Silo.
Illustrator Joshua Dunlop has created a series of seriously impressive, very realistic Pokemon portraits. The set sees creatures in their ‘natural habitat’, giving these illustrations quite a wildlife photography sort of look.
Through his series Archiatric, artist Federico Babina explores the topic of psychological illness by representing various psychological issues as architectural forms. The silhouette of a house stands as a representation, with changes or differences made to highlight the effect of various mental issues. As the artist says, “In this series of images, I make an abstract exercise of translating one language to another.”
Ginny Di is cosplaying Harry Potter characters to give a tribute to the pin-up art of Gil Elvgren. Now that’s quite a mashup and combo. You can see more on her Facebook page, or buy the entire pin up collection on her website.
We may call these photographs terrifying, scary nightmares. For photographer Nicolas Bruno though, these are much more beyond just words. These are the terrors the 22 year-old photographer actually deals with. Nicolas Bruno suffers from sleep paralysis. As he enters the state of REM sleep, he ends up awake, but paralyzed.
In placing delicate paper cities inside glass vessels, Japanese paper artist Ayumi Shibata makes an allusion to the delicate relation we humans have with our environment. The series is named “In the Jar”.
For a miniature creature, life in our world could be an entirely different set of rules. A simple change of scale for our everyday objects could create a whole new world. Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka followed a similar line of thought in creating the Miniature Calendar. Presenting our world from a perspective of tiny humanoids, the series takes us on a journey through a world that is very much our own, and yet offers and entirely new perspective.
Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz (more) has a way with pictograms and music. Viktor has revisited his Pictogram Music Posters project from 2011 and created a new version, all set for 2017. The new set presents 15 songs from 15 artists, presented as pictograms. The signed prints are currently available for purchase through a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Keep scrolling to see more!
Playful and creative illustrations by Diego Cusano put doodles and objects in a mashup to create an impressive effect. Whether it’s pizza playing the moon for a city silhouette, or onions being fish, the addition of simple everyday objects to illustrations creates quite an effect. You can see more on the artist’s Instagram and Facebook.