Give CW Roelle a wire and he'll mold it into one of the most intricate pieces of art you've ever seen. No subject is out of reach for Roelle, as he creates animals, people and even buildings all with some bent metal wire cables. The result is a monochrome masterpiece and the product of many hours of focus. I bet now you feel embarrassed that you can't even tie your earphones neatly around your iPod.
Evolution, Mother Nature or some kind of God may be responsible for designing all the beautiful animals in the world but British illustrator Alan Dalby has taken credit. His bold and colorful drawings of members from the Animal Kingdom show a great respect and appreciation for the weird and wonderful creatures we share the Earth with. Dalby's successful prints have themselves evolved into pillows, iPhone cases and more in his online shop. Such is nature.
The work of illustrator Jay Fleck is bold, beautiful and bursting with imaginings of faraway lands and fantasy playgrounds. His graphics are universal and full of heart: inspired by the literature of his childhood and the supportive internet communities of today. Jay Fleck talks to us about his designs, his process, and his own youngsters.
The illustrations of Anoushka Matus are colorful, evocative and simple - they remind me of a childish sensibility where art had no restrictions or rules, you just drew whatever made you happy. Her work is varied in theme but always features the same style and personal flourish - broad brush strokes, gentle colors and attention to fun. Her playful and talented worldview has caught on, gaining this young graphic design graduate clients such as Vanity Fair, Cookie Magazine and Victoria's Secret. See more of Anoushka's work below.
Gareth Miller has made an online name for himself by illustrating the imaginings of children, who send in their "rough drafts" to his site. He claims to "bring their visions a bit closer to reality" but what he's really saying is, "Kid, you have a long way to go. Watch how the pro's do it." A cute idea.
Ramon Bruin is an artist based in the Netherlands who studied at the Airbrush Academy before going on to create his own company. Ramon freelances in his free time, drawing three dimensional sketches that twist and manipulate perspective to give the impression that objects are bursting out of the page.