1. James Gillray (1756 – 1815)

    Today marks the opening of a new exhibition at the Cartoon Museum called “Gillray’s Ghost: James Gillray and his influence on political cartoons”. As such I thought it was about time, perhaps even overdue, to look into the inspiration of the exhibition and countless illustrators.

  2. Poonam Mistry

    Poonam is a UK based illustrator with an incredible style that draws influence from Indian culture, fabrics, ornaments and other artworks. There seems to be an aboriginal influence in her work which is also evident, but her Indian roots seem ever-present with works surrounding the Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Indian folklore and patterns. She uses various techniques including traditional hand-drawn, screen printing, digital, wood carving and etching.

  3. Mark Evans

    I discovered Mark Evans via Abduzeedo recently and was so excited I had to share. Mark’s work is created by etching leather hides with various types of knives and scalpels to create work that is jaw-droppingly brilliant, original and exciting. The work almost feels like it comes from hunter-gatherer times, early man with his simple tools carving straight onto caves. Only with a million times more precision. Mark’s website is very nearly as impressive as his epic carvings, so this is a must see!