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Girin’s Fine-Line Illustrative Body Art

32-year-old Girin studied animation and cartooning at Sejong University in Seoul and taught at an art academy for a while. Still, he was more intrigued by tattoo art and learning the craft. Self-taught and beginning a career in tattooing in 2017, Girin enjoys utilizing a three-needle liner to give a great deal of texture and depth […]

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Design Bundles: Tattoo Graphics, Fonts, and Freebies

From retro typefaces to mandala vectors, Design Bundles has plenty of tattoo-related elements for your needs. Founded in July 2016 by Alex France and Andy Croft—Design Bundles is an online platform delivering over 800,000 products from illustrations, templates, photographs, add-ons, backgrounds, and more. Of course, not all of this is revolving around tattoos; there is […]

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StickerYeti: Superior Stickers that Make Your Brand Actually ‘Stick’!

Taller than a human, “StickerYeti” is an ape-like creature that no longer lives in the Himalayan mountains, he relocated to sunny Miami (Florida) for tanning, stickers and fun. From cute to crazy, glamorous to gory, and everything in between — the Yeti and his posse produce custom stickers, iron-on labels, floor decals, and more. Upload […]

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2020 A’ Design Awards: Early Call for Entries

The “A’ Design Award” is not just for design entrants, it is also a competition welcoming artists, tattooists, illustrators, inventors and others. There are precisely 100 categories to participate in, take a look and send in your strongest project. You have a few weeks left to enter this prestigious competition — the final deadline is […]

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Pizza Pirate’s Classic Cartoons with Modern Sensibilities

Nelson Calderara better known Pizza Pirate is inspired by Western cartoons of the 1930s—his artwork feels like a direct descendant of that of animators like Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, from the trademark white gloves, to the use of skulls and skeletons, to the almost punk rock style of transgression. That transgression typically manifests in […]

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2019 World Design Rankings + 10 Award-Winning Projects

It is a sparkling new year and the results are in for the World Design Rankings, an A’ Design Awards platform displaying the accumulation of awards (platinum, gold, silver, bronze) received by nations from 2010 to 2018. Artists, designers and other creatives participated with their top works in the A’ Design Awards to contribute to […]

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Haunted by Animals: Cryptic Visions by Jenna Barton

Twilight fields and haunted pool sheds set the stage for illustrator/designer Jenna Barton’s cryptic visions. Combining watercolor with digital processing, Barton populates her mysterious world with unusual anthropomorphic beasts—a horned saint, a smoke bear, and a shadow dog that revisits the viewer like an unsettling dream. With minimalist yet symbol-filled compositions, Barton invites the viewer […]

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Spectral Beasts in the Shadowy Fantasy Realms of Jade Mere

Jade Mere is a writer and illustrator with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and the paranormal. Humans and animals are her favorite subjects, and this post features a selection of the latter. Just like the moonlit waters of Mere’s Pacific-Northwest home, the animals are filled with phosphorescence, light leaking from their eyes, mouths, and […]

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Restless Spirits and Worlds Between: The Art of Jenna Andersen

Restlessness and uncertainty characterize the mesmerizing artwork of Jenna Andersen. Faceless figures, engulfed by vegetation native to her home state of Virginia, explore mysterious forests and yards. Ghosts peer statically over these spaces, voyeurs to a strange and untouchable world, watching time pass and reality warp, their feelings and identities hidden behind a sheet. Other […]

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Darkness and Innocence in the Illustrations of Yuriko Shirou

Yuriko Shirou is a self-taught illustrator based in Mexico. He has worked in many different art styles—including manga, American comics, and figurative art—and has done projects for publishers around the world. His illustrations resemble morbid fairy tales, conflating innocence with darkness. The moth is a recurring symbol, channeling Mesoamerican beliefs surrounding death omens and the […]