Anders Røkkum

 

If you’d like a little escape today, check out these illustrations by Anders Røkkum. The Bergen, Norway-based artist creates some dark work, both literally and figuratively speaking. It’s all very well executed, but I’m most drawn to the pieces that take place in the stars. Check out his Instagram for the most up-to-date work.

 

 

 

 

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Amélie Fontaine

 

Amélie Fontaine‘s illustrations make me smile. Her universe is made up of a mysterious and half-dreamed natural history, a strange universe that often includes animals and silent stories told in the form of step-by-step instructions. All I know is that I’d happily move in tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louise Jewell

 

UK-based illustrator Louise Jewell studied and designed fashion knitwear before turning to illustration. I’m so drawn to the seafaring characters she creates right along with their furry companions. If you pay attention you can also see the obvious influences of prints, patterns, textiles, and fashion. Plenty of Louise’s work is for sale in her shop if you’d like to own it, too.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Smith

 

Australian illustrator Jacqueline Smith, who also uses the pseudonym Auf Wiedersehen, combines pencil and watercolor to create lovely and mysterious women. Most hide behind their hair and reside in what can only be imagined as somewhere between dreamland and outer space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eiko Ojala

 

Let this be a lesson in always reading the fine print, because these pieces by Estonian artist Eiko Ojala aren’t made from paper. The depth and texture of each one is created digitally, raw edges and all. Ojala loves working with light and shadow while keeping his artworks minimal and focused on the beauty of shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Deligianni

 

Athens, Greece-born illustrator Anna Deligianni‘s current work focuses on mobility, while the focus on detail carries over from previous work in engraving. Every bit of us has a story, doesn’t it?

Be it physical migration or a psychological journey, people are always struggling to leave their current situation to find a place where they can finally be at peace. I often use eyes in my paintings to symbolize the fact that there is always someone watching you, traveling in the same way as you are, sometimes as a friend and sometimes judging you, feeling empathy and companionship.

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: January 2017

Ask More Questions by Anthony Burrill

 

Be Who You Needed by The Old Try

 

Earth Print by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

 

House by the Sea Print by Catherine Campbell

 

Kitty Stardust Print by Niaski

 

Equal Measure Print by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

 

My Butt Print by Helena Wurzel

 

MIKO Print by Mathilde Aubier

 

Pastures Print by Kara Rosenlund

 

The Present is Female Poster by Samantha Hahn

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Claire Trotignon

 

French artist Claire Trotignon employs drawing, collage, screen-printing, and installation as she explores the concept of space through architecture, landscape, and mapping. Claire says her inspiration comes from “everywhere at any moment” and cites music, film, travel, and books as notable sources.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Östberg

 

Swedish freelance illustrator Jeff Östberg does so much lovely personal and editorial work it’s tough to choose favorites. Urban life, relaxation, music, and fashion are all prevalent themes throughout, created in his signature muted pastel palette. East personality loosely based on individuals Jeff happens across in daily Stockholm life.

 

 

 

 

 

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