On her Instagram account, Mona Chalabi is having fun illustrating statistics with very twisted diagrams, based on data from very serious studies. Mona Chalabi is staging the numbers in a very visual way, with a big dose of humor, dealing with subjects as varied as the size of the penis, the popularity of Donald Trump, the most popular dog names in New York or the pantyhose sales in Japan. Some clever and funny diagrams to follow on her Instagram.
Fucci is a Finnish-Canadian artist and illustrator best known for his vibrant post-pop style. Fucci’s style is a unique class of contemporary art that brings a refreshing taste to the all too common flavours of sexual expression. Fucci produces work that is enjoyable and colourfully bold. A vibrant colour palette and minimalist approach result in thought provoking works that touch upon perversion with wit and unexpected sophistication. Fucci currently lives and works out of his studio in Toronto, Canada.
“I’m not too worried about machines replacing cartoonists,” the artist R. Kikuo Johnson says, about his cover for the Money Issue. Johnson may have switched from drawing with ink, brushes, and paper to using a stylus and a digital tablet, but he isn’t worried that computers will take over the rest of his cartooning process. “When robots are advanced enough to be neurotic, then maybe I’ll be concerned,” he said, “though I don’t think too many of us choose this field for job security, anyway.”
With a minimalist approach to editorial work that blends silhouettes and shadows, Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala has become a staple of major newspapers and magazines as of late including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and New Scientist. His distinctive style involves the look and feel of paper cut-outs to achieve surprising depth, both visually and conceptually, in clear statements perfect for the limited space of editorial design. Seen here are a collection of illustrations from the last year or so, but you can see much more on Behance.
There are many references that may come to your mind: Magritte, Brad Holland, Rockwell, Balthus, De Chirico. It is almost an alchemy, but the synthesis is admirable and gives its illustrations a “classic” original and always recognizable. The spooky, enigmatic idea, “the Magritte”. It is the style of illustrations by Gérard DuBois, born in France in 1968. After studying graphic design in Paris he crossed the Atlantic to land in Montreal, Canada, where he still lives and works. He has collected an impressive series of collaborations with the most important magazines: Time to Le Monde, from Playboy to Reader’s Digest, he also worked with the New York Times, and in particular with Alexandra Zsigmond. Gérard also illustrated many books and covers, taking in some cases the graphic style of the nineteenth century “Images d’Épinal”. Thanks to these nostalgic and innocent atmospheres, Gérard can surprise us by creating, in a seemingly “retro” style, metaphors of conceptual illustration, or even shabby subjects treated with a sometimes theatrical touch, but never vulgar.