Based in Israel, Julie Filipenko is a Pop Surrealist artist whose work is best described as bizarre and sweet. Using materials such as acrylic and graphite, Julie's imagery transports you to a surreal and fantastical world where innocence and darkness live side by side. Reminiscent of fairy-tales and Tim Burton films, her eccentric work often features rosy-cheeked ladies, playful animals and floral motifs. Julie has exhibited in various group shows with galleries around the world including solo shows in the US. To see more of Julie's work visit her Etsy store or Instagram account.
Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator based in South East London whose sassy and colourful work is a combination of watercolour, Indian ink and isograph pen. Laura graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2010 and has since worked at Oh Comely Magazine as well as collaborated with clients such as Urban Outfitters, NYLON Magazine, Office Shoes and Refinery 29. Pattern heavy, fashion-filled and somewhat cheeky, Laura's detailed illustrations will spark your imagination and leave you craving more. Too see more of her work visit her website or instagram
Mrzyk & Moriceau are two contemporary artists from Montjean-sur-Loire, France. Together the eccentric duo create surreal and kaleidoscopic imagery that teeters on the absurd, humorous, and risqué. Living by their "one drawing a day keeps the doctor away" motto, has led to hypnotic portfolio that boasts a vast collection of detailed black-and-white ink drawings of a world where inanimate objects come to life and human body parts take on full human personalities. Often playing with the female form and sexual innuendo, their work is both clever and comical. Mrzyk & Moriceau's work has been exhibited internationally in many group exhibitions, and they have also produced music videos for bands such as The Midnight Juggernauts and Air. We suggest checking out their website as well as their Tumblr where they post new work almost daily.
Emily Nelson is a twenty-seven year old Brisbane based illustrator that loves to illustrate quirky, colourful characters and patterns. Her intriguing ink and watercolour illustrations see sausage dogs donning stripey sweaters, hipster bunnies with baguettes and beautiful ladies enjoying icecreams in tropical jungles. Emily has worked Australia wide on some exciting illustration projects, including children's book illustration, large scale wall murals and surface pattern designs for shop interiors, a life sized circus food caravan, fashion illustration for labels such as Faith & Lola and Princess Polly, album cover designs, and many adorable portraits of people and animals. Emily also has her own range of illustrated art prints, greeting cards and paper goods, which she sells online in her etsy shop and at markets. AND as if being an amazing illustrator wasn't enough already, Emily also takes dreamy photographs which you can check out here. To see more of Emily's illustration work, visit her website and instagram.
Vaso Michailidou is a freelance illustrator from Greece, currently living in Birmingham, UK. With a BA in Illustration and Animation from Coventry University, her portfolio boasts an array of unique illustrations, which focus on urban landscapes, portraits and everyday objects. Working with mixed materials like felt-tip markers, colour pencils, acrylic paint, tape and Photoshop, Vaso has found a perfect balance within her work, creating highly detailed illustrations that are both realistic and abstract. To see more of Vaso's work head to her website, online store and Facebook page.
Laura Berger is a Chicago based artist creating quirky and out of this world paintings, illustrations and animations featuring happy little characters and the dreamy adventures they go on. Through her art, she strives to explore the connections with ourselves and each other, and how we piece it all together to create personal meaning and a sense of belonging to the greater whole. We just can't get enough of her bright and cheerful paintings and wish we could buy everythiiiiiing in her Etsy store. If you're just as intrigued by Laura's work as we are, make sure you check out her website and blog for more.
Kate Sutton is a freelance illustrator and self confessed cat lady based in Cheshire, England. Heavily inspired by the world around her, her whimsical work often features repeat patterns of birds, trees, hills and personified animals that celebrate her childlike and innocent view of nature. When she's not drawing up a storm, she can be found writing lists, running, doing yoga, learning french and drinking tea. Kate is represented by Handsome Frank and has an impressive client list that includes the likes of Urban Outfitters, Penguin, Renegade Craft Fair, The Royal Horticultural Society, and Mount Franklin Water. To see more of Kate's work head to her website and Facebook page.
Allison Colpoys is a freelance book designer and illustrator currently living in Melbourne, Australia. A lover of pattern and typography, her work often includes layers of textures, irregular patterns and bold colours that let your imagination run wild. After completing a degree in Multimedia Design at Monash University, Allison worked at Simon & Schuster in the UK before returning to Australia to work for Penguin Books Australia. In 2009 she won ‘Young Designer of the Year’ for a body of work, and ‘Best Designed Children’s Cover’ at the Australian Publishers Association Book Design Awards. You can check out more of Allison's work online here via Jacky Winter.
Ivonna Buenrostro is a young illustrator from Toluca De Lerdo, Mexico with a love for pencils, movies, music and fashion. Using her trusty pencils and Photoshop, she creates cheeky imagery that transports you to a colourful world full of pop culture, sweet treats, sassy one-liners and girls with killer haircuts. It's safe to say we're completely smitten with her work and we have a pretty good feeling you guys will be too. To see more of Ivonna's work head over to her portfolio and blog.
Natalie Foss is a 26 year old Norwegian illustrator with a Bachelor of Arts in illustration from Kingston University, currently based in Oslo. Inspired by people, colour, quirky things, animals, subcultures and fashion, Natalie's work often focuses on feelings and expressions. Especially interested in the people that are a bit out of place, her imagery is intimate and intriguing, often depicting strange yet beautiful female characters. We love her use of colour and pattern, not to mention her amazing technique. Natalie has had her work featured in publications such as Fett Magazine and has also illustrated event posters for a bunch of independant bands. To see more of her quirky work visit her website or tumblr.