Monthly Archives: October 2013

Women Holding Strange Creatures – Quentin Blake

If you grew up reading Roald Dahl, the chances are you will have come across illustrator Quentin Blake – his iconic illustrations brought the BFG, the Twits and a range of other classic characters to life.

Primarily an illustrator for children’s books, Blake also ventures into more adult territory. This collection of illustrations shows exactly what the name describes – women holding strange creatures. Using nothing but a reed pen and with no preliminary sketches, Blake brings his signature rough style to a series of nudes. Beautiful work!

The Playlist Project

Robba Saldana set himself a mammoth task – to illustrate a song once a day, every day for an entire year. We love the quick, hand-drawn nature of this project but most of all we love the design thinking. The integration of type is great and many of these illustrations almost have a ‘logo’ look and feel to them.

A great piece of work, which is still ongoing. Check out more of Robba’s work here.

Jeff Zoet Visuals – Scooby Doo

If you love Scooby Doo, zombies and photography – then this photoshoot by Jeff Zoet is for you.

Re-imagining Scooby Doo and pals as a gritty zombie fighting force, this photoshoot shows great art direction as well as a great photo manipulation. Check out some of the best shots in this post, but do yourself a favour and check out the full album here.

And for more of Jeff Zoet’s amazing work, have a look at his site here.

Outside the Lines

This is what happens when you combine a bunch of great illustrators, artists, designers, photographers and musicians with a love for colouring books (who doesn’t love colouring books?).

Outside the Lines is a new book from Penguin, which features over 100 drawings by the likes of Shepard Fairey and Keith Haring, all for you to colour in. Beautiful!