1. Yuko Shimizu

    Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City. Her stylish and surreal ink drawings blend traditional Japanese ukiyo-e art with American comic art. They have appeared in numerous magazines, advertisements, book and comic covers.

  2. Owen Davey

    Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator based in Leicester, England. Inspired by mid-century design, he uses a palette of warm, muted colours to create work which is both contemporary and nostalgic. He has worked with clients from across the globe and is behind the Flying Eye best-sellers, Mad About Monkeys and Smart About Sharks.

  3. Peepshow Collective

    Peepshow Collective is a multi-disciplinary studio, specialising in animation, art direction and illustration. The collective was formed in a London pub in 2000 without any long-term plans outside of sharing a website. A few years on, the Emmy award-winning studio has created work for clients including Victoria & Albert Museum, M&C Saatchi, BBC and The New York Times.

  4. Ryo Takemasa

    Ryo Takemasa is an award-winning Japanese illustrator. His work is heavily influenced by the advertising and cartoons of the 1950s and 60s. It mixes all the familiar shapes, tones and textures of yesteryear to evoke nostalgia. His cheery characters casually stroll along streets oblivious to the warped buildings around them. Takemasa confidently bends the rules of perspective, causing disorientation while simultaneously pulling you in.

  5. Alfred Bestall (1892 – 1986)

    Alfred Edmeades Bestall was a British children’s books illustrator. He wrote and illustrated ‘Rupert Bear’ for 30 years and his work is regarded as the definitive incarnation of Rupert.

  6. 20 Illustrators You Really Should Be Watching On YouTube

    YouTube is a goldmine for illustrators, whether you are digging for expert advice, tutorials or demos, you’ll find all you need to be inspired each day. After dipping into our ever-growing YouTube Subscriptions, Illustrator’s Lounge has compiled a list of creatives who are a consistent source of great advice. Here are 20 illustrators you really should be watching on YouTube: