We’re at a moment in history in which serious issues like exploitation, sex trafficking, sexual harassment and gender inequality are being addressed on a never-seen-before scale. At the same time people are more confused about sexuality and gender than ever before. One artist out there who is attempting to challenge stereotypes and inequality through his work is the Spanish born illustrator Luis Quiles. He tackles a wide array of social issues from protest to policing in his trademark cartoonist style. Another part of society the illustrator takes issue with is politics, and particularly geo-politics. A lot of his work is a commentary on the supranational relationships between corporations and countries. Most famously are his satire pieces involving McDonald’s, Instagram and the Catholic church.
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Lisa Sorgini is an Australian photographer who also dabbles in collage art. For this series called ‘Food Stamps’ she paired old National Geographic pictures with items of food from her kitchen, creating a humorous and playful series which she describes as ‘an accidental collage project’. She says: “These serendipitously came together to create a series of images with renewed and implied meaning.”
L.A. based illustrator Jaya Nicely has a passion for bold colours which she applies with pencil on paper, resulting in neat and intriguing works of art. She works on various commissioned works, but also brought personal projects like ‘Real Houses with made up stories’ that is a zine of drawings of houses she finds in the streets and for which she devises completely fictional families to inhabit them. She also worked on a food-inspired magazine called ‘Compound Butter Magazine‘. More on her Tumblr.
Montreal based artist Patrick Seymour creates these hypnotizing illustrations with the help of computer graphic tools. Light effects, lines and curves come together in digital, mesmerizing portraits of humans and animals such as lions, foxes and deer. More after the break.
Mister Blick is an artist from France who takes found black and white photography and replaces the guns and weapons by colourful floral illustrations. The images in monochrome show men at war, but instead of carrying guns, Blick has seamlessly provided them with lush blossoms.
Filmmaker and modern vintage collage artist Eugenia Loli originally stems from Greece and now lives in California where she develops these masterpieces that combine ultimate creativity with powerful imagery. Her works feature scenes that are very broad and allow each viewer a different interpretation through imagination.
First shared on the Tumblr page Flux Machine, art director and designer Kevin Weir uses found black and white photos to turn them in quirky GIFs. He got into the making of b/w GIFs to kill the downtime while doing an internship he had to undertake during grad school. The basis of his work are historical images found in the Library of Congress online archive.
Swiss artist Sarah Haug is on a mission to show us the wild and crazy side of life. Her fanciful drawings full of animal inspired cartoon characters, popping colour schemes and surrealist figures, transport us to an exuberant world full of illustrations. With her representation of tales about feeling alive and having a good time, Sarah Haug convinces us of her ability to make our lives a bit more fun. Her education in visual communication, illustration and animation has resulted in a collection full of drawings, illustrations and live projects. Feed your imagination with her fantastical designs.