Brilliant icons of your favourite superheroes & childhood shows, by Jory Raphael

Jory Raphael loves designing icons. There is no doubt about it. Back in 2013, he set up a challenge called “The Year of Icons” to design (at least) one icon every day for the entire year. Although that was the first time he attempted such a regimented thing, Jory still succeeded! You can see and download those icons here.

This year Jory is back to test his knack of designing icons again. He’s on a roll right now with so many absolutely gorgeous icons. Practice makes perfect, they say. It’s so true, as Jory demonstrates. Below are some of our favourites. There are still more, much more. See all of them and support Jory on his Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble, Facebook.

Here are some superheroes mixed with supervillains. How many of them can you recognise?

Batman

Robin

Joker

The Flash

Green Arrow

Wonder Woman

Cyborg

Superman

Lex Luthor

Green Lantern

Martian Manhunter

Thanos

Spider-Man

Daredevil

Iron Man

Captain America

Hulk

Hawkeye

Nick Fury

Thor

Black Widow

Ant-Man

Doctor Strange

Deadpool

Black Panther

Ghost Rider

Wolverine

Rogue

Cyclops

Jean Grey

Nightcrawler

Storm

Jubilee

Beast

Magneto

Professor X

Silver Surfer

Moon Knight

Angel

Quicksilver

Scarlet Witch

Iceman

Human Torch

Invisible Woman

Mister Fantastic

The Thing

Star-Lord

Rocket Raccoon

Gamora

Groot

Drax the Destroyer

The series always in our hearts:

Luke Skywalker

Han Solo

Chewbacca

Princess Leia

C-3PO

R2-D2

Stormtrooper

Clone Trooper

Darth Vader

Admiral Ackbar

Emperor Palpatine

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Greedo

Yoda

Jabba the Hutt

Darth Maul

And last but not least, some pretty, pretty childhood memories:

Fred

Daphne

Velma

Shaggy

Scooby Doo

Grover

Ernie

Bert

Elmo

Cookie Monster

Big Bird

Count Von Count

Oscar the Grouch

This blog was first published on Kuvva blog.

Brilliant icons of your favourite superheroes & childhood shows, by Jory Raphael

A blazing redesign of classic comic characters, by Ágreda

It’s a great, great, great pleasure to marvel at José Luis Ágreda‘s illustrated comic roster. The characters range from mainstream comics to more offbeat graphic novels.

Ágreda makes use of extreme perspectives to bring out the most dynamic compositions. Each and every piece is unbelievably gorgeous. He hardly uses more than 3 colours for each character, but that is more than enough to stir up all those sweet memories we have with the comics.

The powerhouse of these artwork is the sleek and bold contours. The way they flow creates well-defined and full shapes. Especially the limbs. Ágreda draws some of the most expressive limbs I’ve ever seen. You can recognise the portrayed heroes right away. They just look a bit differently, as if they’ve appeared in another dimension – the Ágreda dimension!

José Luis Ágreda is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist living and working in Spain. His work frequently appears in newspapers and magazines (El Pais, El Jueves, Fotogramas, Orgullo y Satisfacción…), and in the main Spanish book publishers (Planeta, Norma, Santillana, Pearson, Espasa…).

Below are some of our favourites from Ágreda’s super cool characters. You can see more and follow his beautiful artwork on his website, Behance, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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“Batman Dark Night”

“Jerome K. Jerome Bloch”

“Devil Dinosaur and Kamandi”

“Alack Sinner”

“Lieutenant Blueberry”

“Corto Maltes”

“Blake and Mortimer”

“Astro Boy”

“Adele Blanc Sec”

“Elektra”

“Franka”

“Freddy Lombard”

“Gunsmith Cats”

“Hellboy”

“Jeremiah”

“Jimmy Corrigan”

“Johan and Pirluit”

“Little Nemo”

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“Lucky Luke”

“Maggie and Hopey”

“Major Grubert”

“Modesty Blaise”

“The Phantom”

“Mort Cinder”

“Popeye”

“Prince Valiant”

“Private Eye”

“Rip Kirby”

“Roco Vargas”

“Spirou”

“Superman”

“Kaneda”

“Theodore Poussin”

“Tintin”

“Torpedo”

“Capitan Trueno”

This blog was first published on Kuvva blog.

A blazing redesign of classic comic characters, by Ágreda

The Beast Is Back: the great geek illustrator

The Beast Is Back – or Christopher Lee – is a prolific and amazingly talented illustrator and designer (although he insists on being mostly an avid toy collector). He’s most famous for his work on popular movie and cartoon characters, and boy, you must see those freaking awesome artwork Chris has produced from the timeless characters in every geek’s heart.

A quick flash back to Chris’ background: He has loved drawing for as long as he can remember and for the times that he can’t recall. He grew up in Sacramento, California like every other kid that grew up in the 80’s and early 90’s: Saturday morning cartoons, Super Soakers in the summer, bowls of sugar laced cereals, jet fighter shaped fruit snacks, “Commander Mark”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and “Disney Afternoons”. Those early obsessions have influenced his work and life permanently. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Sacramento State in 2006, and after some years working, Chris went independent since 2009.

You’ve probably seen his work around the net and elsewhere before. Today we’d like to introduce you to his latest project: “Select Your Hero”. This is a series of mini prints of hero/villain characters Chris originally started in 2009. But he is completely revamping them all with a ton of new additions rendered in his current sense of style.

See some of our most favourite characters here, and don’t forget to follow Chris on Instagram to see the rest of this legendary roster!

This blog was first published on Kuvva blog.

The Beast Is Back: the great geek illustrator