5+1 illustrators who bring me joy

Bringing some Diwali cheer from the newsroom.

 |  2-minute read |   28-10-2016
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1) Edel Rodriguez

A good friend and a terrific illustrator, Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban-born artist, illustrator, designer and art director. Not only is he a very well known creative figure in the US, his recent Time magazine covers on Donald Trump – titled “The Meltdown”, “Total Meltdown” and the Newsweek cover “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women" - created ripples around the world. The core of his work is reflects a very strong idea with clever editorial twist.

time_102716062652.jpg Edel Rodriguez's recent Time magazine covers.

(His work can be found at: http://edelr.com)

2) Christoph Niemann

Another genius, Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, WIRED and The New York Times Magazine and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards. He uses ordinary objects and turns them into extraordinary visuals which challenge our perceptions.

ch_102716062807.jpg Christoph Niemann uses ordinary objects and turns them into extraordinary visuals.

(For more of the artist's work: http://www.christophniemann.com)

2) Francesco Poroli

Francesco Poroli is a very creative, Milan-based, award winning illustrator doing cutting-edge work. It is pure vector, very intricate. He plays with layers of his vector art and creates an illusion which is almost 3D.

nyt_102716063029.jpg Francesco Poroli plays with layers of his vector art and creates an illusion which is almost 3D.

(For more of the artist's work: http://www.francescoporoli.it)

4) Balint Zsako

Balint Zsako is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist. His core strength is painting and his works are almost like poetry. He plays with styles from great masters and fuses them with strong editorial ideas to recreate postmodern illustrations which are just magical.

ccccc_102716063129.jpg Balint Zsako's core strength is painting and his works are almost like poetry.

(For more of the artist's work: http://www.balintzsako.com)

5) Noma Bar

Israeli illustrator Noma Bar is a master of negative space and creates magical drawings with negative space. He is an illusionist and a master of visuals plays. His work tricks the mind of the viewers with optical illusion and creates a deep involvement with the subject.

bar_102716063220.jpg Noma Bar is a master of negative space.

(For more of the artist's work: http://www.boredpanda.com/negative-space-illustrations-noma-bar/)

5+1) Bimal Das

A prolific water colour artist and illustrator par excellence, Bimal Das is the winner of numerous national and international awards. He is considered as a master of water colour and created the first water colour graphic novel in India in the 1980’s. His works are so detailed that they almost look like photographs and to achieve that in water colour is nothing short of a miracle.

gandu_102716063313.jpg Bimal Das is considered as a master of water colour.

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Nilanjan Das Nilanjan Das @nilanjandas72

Group Creative Editor, India Today.

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