Mondo’s Disney Exhibition Brings Art Back into the Movie Poster

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Editor’s note: I work for Disney and the division that helped create the art show, but I had no part in this post, nor was there any money or funny business involved. Just saying.

The movie poster is dead. Remember the times of hand-drawn studio posters that possessed a creativity rivaling that of the films they represented? Neither do I. Or at least these would be the words I’d be spouting if not for Austin based Mondo. Last week, in collaboration with Oh My Disney, Mondo unveiled their most recent exhibition, Nothing’s Impossible! A homage to the beloved Disney classics we all cherished growing up (or, most likely, still do). Their gallery was filled with works inspired by the films and characters of Disney, featuring Mondo’s most talented recurring artists.

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Nick Partyka

March 19, 2014 / By

The Urban Sketches and Drawings of Jess Douglas

Jess Douglas

Jess Douglas is an illustrator currently living in a small coastal town off the coast of south-west England. Growing up in Ibiza, Jess moved to the city of Plymouth to study illustration and found that her work quickly began to rebel against her country upbringing.

“[It began] reflecting a growing interest in the grunge and grime of the urban environment” she says, and it’s clear to see this reflected in her work. Shop fronts, buses, signage and grungy old streets make up the focus of her work and the resulting images are terrific.

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Philip Kennedy

March 18, 2014 / By

Great Animated GIFs by Kurt McRobert

Kurt McRobert

Brooklyn-based illustrator Kurt McRobert has been making some GIFs recently and I really like them. The one above is a particular favourite. It shows the dangers and challenges of life as a cyclist in New York City and features suspense, drama, action and comedy! In all honesty, what more could you want from a four second loop? It really does have everything!

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Philip Kennedy

March 17, 2014 / By

Colorful Portraits of Musicians by Tuna Bora

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Portraits of Pop Musicians by Tuna Bora

Tuna Bora is a Los Angeles illustrator who sent over a recent project of hers, these vibrantly colored portraits of musicians. Her sketchy style lends an energy to each of these pieces which really make the subjects pop. I also love the people she chose to illustrate, like Daft Punk, Björk, Blood Orange, St. Vincent, Lorde, Jack White, King Krule, and lots more. Really lovely work.

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Bobby Solomon

March 17, 2014 / By

The Illustrations of Zao Dao Capture A Certain Spirit

Zao Dao

Zao Dao

Zao Dao is a Kaiping, China based illustrator who does manga-esque illustrations that are full of personality and lots of little details. There’s this graceful fluidity to everything that makes each piece look like it was so naturally done. And I love the ornamentation and many of her figures, adorned with lovely beads and ornate jewels. You can see much more of her work by clicking here, and looking below.

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Bobby Solomon

March 13, 2014 / By

Surreal, Piercing Illustrations by Steve Kim

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Steve Kim is a Los Angeles based illustrator whose work is a morphing of many things. He does a lot of work for The Verge and Polygon which has him reflecting on topical items like memes and video games. His style is central to his work and he doesn’t relinquish any part of himself to a client. Kim makes ghostly, somewhat haunted illustrations that slice people and subjects up, creating odd and eerie works.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

March 13, 2014 / By

Laurent Durieux’s Fantastic Retro-Futuristic Movie Posters

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If you’re a fan of pop-culture, movies and retro-tinged illustrations then you’re bound to love the work of Laurent Durieux, a graphic artist and illustrator from Brussels. No matter what the genre, Laurent’s work is beautifully unique, often with a retro-futuristic vibe and plenty of sharp compositions with eye-catching details. His images have the ability to be filled with a wonderful sense of drama and story and his concepts pay great tribute to the films that he loves.

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Philip Kennedy

March 10, 2014 / By

Beautiful Editorial illustration by Karolis Strautniekas

Karolis Strautniekas

I discovered the work of Karolis Strautniekas recently while reading an issue of Creative Review. His editorial illustrations are fantastic and I love the texture and colors that he uses. The images here are taken from a piece he worked on for the french magazine Usbek & Rica. I particularly love the image above which was used for a piece about education and technology in Estonia. I love the perspective he uses and – if you visit his Behance page – you can get a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of the stages during the image’s construction. I don’t know about you, but I love when illustrators share that type of thing!

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Philip Kennedy

March 4, 2014 / By

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