The list of Star Wars inspired illustrations and mashups is positively endless, though few catch your attention. At first sight, Star Wars inspired insect illustrations does not seem like something that would grab attention, but look at these excellent illustrations and you will enjoy them. Illustrator Richard Wilkinson describes the set as his way to represent the “link between the world of natural history classification and that of modern obsessions, while at the same time indulging my own love of painting these incredible forms”. The illustrations are available as prints on Richard Wilkinson’s website.
Rico Cilliers is a 21 years old freelance CG artist from South Africa. Renders created by the artist are impressive and imaginative, ranging from portraits to illustrations of some fantasy world.
This series of illustrations is the work of Dutch freelance artist Coen Pohl. The illustrations talk about a “typical night out in Seoul” and present them as rather lively set. Check them out (the captions are the artist’s comments from his Behance page).
Humanoid Pokemon sounds like a great idea, though it messes with the dynamic of keeping them captive in Pokeballs. But then perhaps we’d have a different story for Pokemon. This gorgeous fan-art presents an imaginative look at Pokemon as humanoid anime characters. The set is the work of artist Shioya.
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.
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.
How does one get hold of all those pop-culture monsters? Here’s a humorous IKEA style guide to movie monsters. The illustrations are the work of artist Ed Harrington.
Speaking by way of concept, Hellboy and Thor are very interesting, very powerful characters with great appeal. It’s a whole new level of badass when the two get into a mix, and HellThor comes forth. The illustration is the work of artist Zulkarnaen Hasan Basri, who spiced it up with a caption that read “”Every God in all the universe closed their eyes, and prayed to Thor.”
Coffee cup stains are those sucky problems that you allow to exist, because you love coffee, and the stains are just the side effects. Artist Carter Asmann probably does not see those stains as aberrations, but rather an opportunity that goes well with his stunningly detailed motorcycle illustrations.