Category Archives: Illustration

Ilonka Karasz, 1896 – 1981

Ilonka Karasz was born in Hungary and studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and Crafts in Budapest. In 1913 she immigrated to the United States where she began her career as a modern artist and designer.  Her work was inspired by both folk and modern art and could be found in textiles, home accessories and toys.  In the illustration period of her career she created images for avant -garde publications, children’s books and a total of 186 New Yorker covers.

Images:  Courtesy of Google Images.  Biography:  Courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Kazuko Nomoco

Kazuko Nomoco was born in Japan and currently lives in London.  She studied graphic design, communication design and illustration in Osaka, Japan and London.  She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Mexico City.  Her explorations have included working with various materials, craft work and print making. She also works under her surname, Nomoco.

Much of her work can be seen on her website and Behance.  She is represented by Japanese agency, Pocko.

Images:  Courtesy of Kazuko Nomoco

 

Helen Ahpornsiri

Admiring the intricate collages created by England based artist, Helen Ahpornsiri.  She studied illustration  at the university but was inspired by paper cutting and collage which led her to experiment with fern collage.  The images are made by using only pressed flowers, petals, stems and leaves.  The pressed pieces are cut and delicately positioned to create the illustrations.

More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Prints of these illustrations can be purchased here on her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Helen Ahpornsiri.