Category Archives: Illustration

Swarte in flowers

Dutch clear line illustrator and designer Joost Swarte has had some projects with unusual mediums before (tableware, stained class windows, you name it), but this one is really a first. During the annual Bloemencorso (or Flower Parade), held in the … Continue reading

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The Rite of Spring

It’s spring (at last)! And to celebrate the season of new youthful energy, Tom Gauld created a nice cover for the New Yorker featuring all the sounds that spring to mind, from bird sounds to Vivaldi. If you click through to … Continue reading

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Happy easter with Tintin

Today is Easter, the day when Christians the world over celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and children hunt for chocolate eggs. It’s a clear sign of how times have changed: I feel somehow obliged to explain what Easter is, … Continue reading

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Man and Superman… and God

I’m pretty sure that this cover for a sermon by Rev. Danny Nance was not entirely cleared with DC Comics. Good tracing, though. If you want to hear what the record sounds like, check here. Discogs has more info on … Continue reading

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Red Rum Orchestra on Spotify

Wilt, the 2016 album by Belgium’s finest lo-fi psychedelic countryrockers Red Rum Orchestra, is now on Spotify. That should be reason enough for a post. However, let’s just say that it also provides us with a nice opportunity to showcase … Continue reading

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Ever dances in Mumbai

For a special edition of the participatory dance festival Bal Moderne later this month, Ever Meulen adapted the iconic poster he created for the series of Brussels events with a little exotic touch. I personally preferred the echos of Henri Matisse’s … Continue reading

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Robert Frank Hunter’s Little Fictions

For the artwork of their most recent album, Little Fictions, British rock band Elbow worked with illustrator and cartoonist Robert Frank Hunter. Hunter is probably best known for his colourful but subdued work for the Guardian and the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Supervillains for our time

About a year ago, in February, 2016, the staff of GQ Magazine drew up a list of the true supervillains of our time. Never mind that it is seeminly humanly more possible to actually be a supervillain than a superhero … Continue reading

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Obama by Sienkiewicz

On his Twitter page, pictoral warlock extraordinaire Bill Sienkiewicz posted these two portraits of president Obama (if there ever was a president that deserves the title ad infinitum, it’s this one) that reflect both aspects that I admire in the … Continue reading

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Jon McNaught illustrates Coe

I’m not really up to speed with my literature, so I only came across this beautiful cover for Jonathan Coe’s most recent novel, Number 11, very recently. It immediately stands out as yet more fine work by Jon McNaught, from … Continue reading

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