Creative Delight – Versatility in Illustration

This month’s showcase is focused on illustration, including a range of amazing artists and their own distinctive styles – from Stanley Chow’s fantastic symmetrical artworks to an incredibly realistic portrait of Jesse Pinkman by Isabella Morawetz.

 

Check out Inspiration Grid for more of these awesome artworks.

 

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01. Illustrations for L’Officiel Hommes by Magnus Voll Mathiassen

 

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02. Robin Williams as the Genie by Stanley Chow

 

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03. Jesse Pinkman Portrait by Isabella Morawetz

 

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04. Mako Mori by Evgeny Parfenov

 

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05. Lion by Patrick Seymour

 

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06. Us & Them by Jason Solo

 

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07. Daft Punk by Dave Greco

 

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08. The Memory by Anna & Elena Balbusso

 

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09. Darth Vader by Smithe

 

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10. Adventure Time by Logan Faerber

 

Comments

  • Frank McClung

    Great examples of illustrations, but I wish MT would devote more blog posts to things that matter to its customers like hosting, not entrepreneurship, design and illustration. Other places do that stuff better. When I come to MTs blog I want to read awesome articles about hosting and MT and WordPress. You’re the experts. Wow us. Educate us.

    • Frank, thank you for the response and suggestion. We are in the process of refreshing our editorial calendar, so stay tuned for more tech focused content.

    • Hi there Frank! Thanks for the great feedback. We definitely love doing posts about hosting but a lot of our customers are also designers and entrepreneurs and they enjoy posts like this one, as we receive a lot of positive feedback. So we try and mix it up. Plus, we’re very lucky to have some great design contributors like Flavio that lend a hand. ^DJ

      • Frank McClung

        Yes, I am a designer and entrepreneur too, but I don’t come to the MT blog to read about design and business. I want to read about hosting and your product updates.Of the 12 articles featured on the blog homepage, only 2 had to do with your product news and none with hosting in general. Play to your strengths…hosting, service, expertise is what made MT great.

        • Thanks Frank, as always we love the feedback. We’ll certainly keep this in made for future content. ^DJ

        • nickbullets

          @frankmcclung:disqus Yes, MT is a hosting service company, but they also don’t have your standard hosting company design style. Expand your horizons a bit and understand that the very design principles in these articles are being applied throughout the admin dashboard you most likely frequently use. I’d rather a company provide information relevant to that company and visual design covers everything from the typeface choice to how easily it is to edit your DNS zones. Feel free to avoid these articles as I’m sure there are a plethora of Apache configuration articles out there on the internets.

          • Frank McClung

            The UI/UX design of the new MT admin dashboard is awful. They should stick to hosting.

          • nickbullets

            Feel free to post another hosting company’s dashboard with a better visual experience. I’ll grab the popcorn.

          • Frank McClung

            There is a difference between good UI/UX design and making something look pretty.

          • nickbullets

            Hehe. The same can be said for your website. Is scrolling past a giant tennis racket and a useless quote just to get to the contact form good “UI/UX”? You’re hosted with them, so my guess is their “pretty” interface isn’t all that bad for you. Can the UX be improved? Sure, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a crabby response to a design article on their blog. Invest that time making the filter section on your Work page stick to the top so there’s relevance when looking at those thumbnails. 😉

          • Frank McClung

            And your website is where nickbullets? Maybe we can critique it too?

            I’ve been with MT since they began practically. They didn’t ask me if I liked the interface change or even solicited my input during the redesign process. They just rolled it out and I had to live with it. I’ve got all my client sites with them so moving to another hosting provider would be a pain.

            Crabby? No. Honest feedback? Yes.

          • Hi Frank, Nick,

            We appreciate the feedback on the AccountCenter. Since most of our competitors use cPanel, we think we have a bit of an edge on design. While there may be a learning curve between cPanel and other panels, our design was made with our customers in mind. We poured through tons of data on what our customers used and utilized best in our old AC. As such, we developed around that data to provide something usable and eye pleasing.

            Feel free to send us your major issues with the AC. We always appreciate the feedback for future improvement. ^AR

          • Hi Frank, Nick,

            We appreciate the feedback on the AccountCenter. Since most of our competitors use cPanel, we think we have a bit of an edge on design. While there may be a learning curve between cPanel and other panels, our design was made with our customers in mind. We poured through tons of data on what our customers used and utilized best in our old AC. As such, we developed around that data to provide something usable and eye pleasing.

            Feel free to send us your major issues with the AC. We always appreciate the feedback for future improvement. ^AR

          • Frank McClung

            Thanks for responding MT. I’ll be happy to send some feedback. One question with your UI/UX design process, did you ever have actual MT customers involved in providing feedback during the process? Was there user testing with current customers during the prototyping? Data is great, but nothing beats feedback from actual users during the UI/UX design process.

          • Customer feedback in our dev process was extremely important when designing the new AC. We invited about 1,100 of our oldest and most active customers to a feedback-driven beta program that lasted over a month before we launched the new design. The UI itself (the same UI toolkit used on front of site) had been user tested in observation with our entire UX team. We also took plenty of feedback from potential customers on that. During our customer-only beta, we took in over 450 pieces of feedback, where we responded to each individually and applied fixes where necessary. Our entire service management page was rewritten in response to the customer feedback we received. This was a redesign for our customers first and foremost, and we’re really proud of that. We also make sure not to put corporate or marketing needs in front of our designs….ever. ^ML

          • Frank McClung

            You’ve done your homework then, and that’s all I can ask. Great work.

          • nickbullets

            Other people outside of yourself value creative posts from a company like MT. Chipotle makes delicious burritos but there’s no reason to be crabby if they make a documentary about the inside of their business operations. Feel free to post your invaluable UX experience rather than complaining about free information from your hosting provider. I’m sure everyone else including MT would love that “honest” feedback. :-)

            Thank you, MT for the article! Even though my business is hosted with you, I found your design article through other means, so it’s greatly appreciated.

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