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Whether they’re well thought out or raw and honest, I’m crushing hard on the illustrative talents of Italian artist Kero. Her bright and colorful pieces are pensive, while the simple black pen illustrations are anything but.


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(via Boooooom)


Sonia Pulido

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The work of Barcelona’s Sonia Pulido seems spot on for autumn, no? Something about each and every piece of her illustrated ceramics feels transitional, as though we’re capturing a glimpse right before the big finale. The minimal palette lends itself beautifully to that feeling, too.



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(via The Jealous Curator)


Minty Sainsbury

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Minty Sainsbury, who is a frontrunner for Best Name Ever, is also a talent with pencil and paper. Architectural drawings specifically. Check out this series of famous landmarks, each with their neighboring buildings ghosted out. Sainsbury really forces you to focus on the detailed architecture by segregating each structure.



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(via fubiz)


Sam Kalda / Men and Cats

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Illustrator and cat fancier Sam Kalda knows all the ways into my heart. In his Men and Cats series, Kalda captures famous men and their feline companions in everyday circumstances. Think Ernest Hemingway having a drink, Karl Lagerfeld laying out his ensemble for the day, or Saul Steinberg… wearing a cat mask.



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Tom Froese

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Tom Froese‘s whimsical illustrations have graced the pages of everything from Wired UK to Reader’s Digest and everything in between, on both local and international levels. The saturated colors are juicy and delicious, while his mid-century style seems to be timeless.


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Amanda Happé

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Toronto-based Amanda Happé is decidedly gifted in the painting and drawing areas of life. (As well as in the beautiful-long-red-hair area, but that’s another story.) Not one to shy away from color, Amanda embraces it wholeheartedly through all of her work. Her latest is a series referred to as Runes Waterfull of stark imagery and simple shapes on clean white backgrounds.


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Johan Barrios

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Columbian artist Johan Barrios works in graphite and watercolors to create some of the most beautiful mixed media results. The finished pieces leave me feeling as though I’m looking at washed out film that’s been dipped in a series of chemicals. But nope, just raw talent.


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