5 Stunning Illustrators | Get Inspired

I have loved drawing since I was very young, but I have been questioning myself lately. Seeing the work of illustrators like these have shaken my core – despite my attempts to be inspired, my ego cries and I have surreptitiously resigned my drawing career (just kidding). But for real, it’s really amazing what peoploe do these days. Onward!


Mike Freidrich

A distinctive mixture of darkness and fun – his toys are beast! He also does brilliant murals.




Toy example!




Tim Bradford

Simple n’ sweet.

About him:

“I’m a writer, illustrator and artist. At least, those are things that I do. Most of the time I’m an illustrator/cartoonist for When Saturday Comes and The Guardian. Every few years I write a book and do lots of drawings for it. In the rest of the available time I create wang-eyed pop art paintings. That’s when I’m not tramping the streets of London looking for musical instruments, old bookshops or lost rivers, or hanging out with the kids, or touring the Midwest of the USA with my wife as part of a fictional country-folk duo.”

Haha. John likes artists.




Tobias Göbel

Delectable coloring and sparkling detail.

About him:

“Tobias Göbel always drew, but he needed to take some detours, one of them social education, before he actually became an illustrator. But now he fully concentrates on being an illustrator and has invented a style full of pop and energy.”

My more developed brother.




Stuart Holmes

Very fun and snappy.

About him:

“I adopt an open-minded approach to all my work in order to fully understand a clients needs. By working both sides of my brain it enables me to generate strong conceptual, strategic design that effectively communicates in an engaging and aesthetic way.”

It works.




Jamel Akib

Beautiful technique and style with a dash of haunting.

About him:

“Jamel Akib’s professional career in illustration began early. Whilst still at college, he was commissioned to illustrate the Observer’s front cover which led to a regular weekly illustrations spot. From then on he’s never looked back.”

Thank gosh.




‘Til next!



John Hansen

John Hansen

John Hansen is a Los Angeles based graphic designer. Loves typography and messy illustration. Digs cats, reading books and cooking. Blue.

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