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Haunted Bodies: A Collection of New Hybrid Drawings About Healing and Loss by Christina Mrozik

Portland-based artist Christina Mrozik (previously) closely observes flora and fauna to create hybrid drawings that unite the two in haunting new forms. In her monochrome work hair springs from hollow snake skins, claws emerge from floral bulbs, and spiders reveal human-like … Continue reading

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Multi-Dimensional Illustrations Weave Together Mysterious Narratives by Victo Ngai

Los Angeles-based illustrator and storyboard artist Victo Ngai produces layered illustrations that reveal elaborate worlds filled with unexpected details. A beautiful expanse of unencumbered nature stands guarded inside a wide-mouthed bullfrog, while a seaside city burns with brilliant flames in the fabric … Continue reading

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Illustrations by Kazuki Okuda

Intricate illustrations of animals, humans, machines, architecture and nature all coexisting together in a fantastical way by Kyoto-based artist Kazuki Okuda. His approach to these drawings involves using a pen to do the detailed line work then using Photoshop to add … Continue reading

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Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson‘s latest work is a whimsical illustration of life on the high seas. His sketches, drawings, and watercolors are highly detailed and you need a magnifying glass to appreciate his densely packed doodles. You can zoom to … Continue reading

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Colorful illustrations of well-known Japanese sights by Beijing-based graphic designer See Visual. Having visited most of these sights myself on a recent trip to Japan, he has managed to capture the feel of these locations through his graphic interpretation and … Continue reading

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Stippled Black and White Illustrations of Star-Packed Galaxies by Petra Kostova

Copenhagen-based graphic designer and illustrator Petra Kostova of Pet & Dot creates dazzling galaxies composed of millions of stippled dots. To produce her concentrated star systems and cloudy nebulas she uses technical pens (either rOtring Rapidograph or Isograph) to draw on black and white paper. … Continue reading

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Quirky Illustrations by Virginia Mori Blend Melancholy and Surreal Humor

Using simple line drawings and pared down images, Virginia Mori captures complex human emotions. Though many of Mori’s illustrations lean toward the melancholy with themes of isolation and anxiety, moments of levity and escapism can be found, especially in her … Continue reading

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Miniature Paintings on Tea Bags by Ruby Silvious

Some of us may give our used tea bags a second life by squeezing an extra steep out of them, but Ruby Silvious takes things a step further by using the thin paper as a canvas for miniature paintings. Silvious … Continue reading

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Drawing With Shadows: Illustrator Guy Larsen Creates Portraits From the Shadows of Crumpled Paper | Colossal

In this brief video, London-based illustrator Guy Larsen finds inspiration in the shadow lines cast by a crumpled up ball of paper which he uses to draw a variety of distorted portraits. Being a talented artist makes this look easy, … Continue reading

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A New Manchester Alphabet has arrived!

For the past 18 months, we’ve been working on a very special project with staff and students from The Manchester Writing School and the Manchester School of Art. The idea for the project began when our Education and Outreach Officer, … Continue reading

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