I recently discovered the work of Russian illustrator Ekaterina Trukhan and felt that her cute illustrations were perfect for this time of year. Now based in London, Ekaterina has created a whole host of images that are sure to brighten up your holidays. One thing that I particularly love is her paper doll. If you visit her blog you’ll find a template there which you can print off and have your very own festive friend!
I don’t know how but President Barack Obama has my mailing address. Perhaps I was an NSA target or wrote for a celebrity’s website: I don’t know. Regardless, two years in a row I have gotten a holiday card from the President and his family.
Last year, the card featured a simple, Americana illustration of Bo running across the White House lawn through the snow. It was quaint and cute and a great introduction to America’s newest sweetheart puppy. For 2013, the Obamas really outdid themselves with a super elaborate, creative holiday *pop-up* card.
Clayton Junior is a London-based illustrator originally from South Brazil. His editorial work is great and I love his use of color and shape. His work feels modern and vibrant and there’s a balance and personality to everything he makes. Over the last couple of years he’s worked with an impressive array of clients including publications such as the New Yorker, Monocle and The Guardian.
Space scenes, dystopia, creatures and everyday objects gain depth and dimension on the daily through the low-poly talents of Jeremiah Shaw and Danny Jones. Housed on their website, Geo A Day, Shaw and Jones illustrate their interests with explorations in in 3D modeling.
I’m really digging these illustrations by Daniela Olejníková who’s one half of Studio Limb, along with her partner Damian Herb. What I love about her work is how handmade everything feels. There’s a lots of beautiful irregularities in her work that really gives it all a unique sense of character.