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Artist Showcase: Latin Inspired Illustration Art by Alberto Cerriteño

Mexican designer and illustrator Alberto Cerriteño certainly knows how to draw attention with his vibrant, humorous and festive creations. His works are comprised with lively, doll characters, usually emphasized with big smiles, round eyes, and stumpy bodies, all evoking different kinds of emotions which will make onlookers gaze and wonder with curiosity. Developing his own style and technique, he draws inspiration from his roots—a great love for his Mexican heritage which is clearly depicted in each of his illustrations.

Artist Showcase: Mesmerizing Fashion Photography by Edgar Berg

Edgar Berg is a young and ambitious photographer from Dortmund, Germany. His main passions are around fashion, beauty and editorial. Taking a closer look at his photographs you will see a strong emphasis on detail and emotion which he uses to tell a story. Triggering the right feeling by implementing natural light situations is an important feature in the composition his pictures. Recently Edgar spent six months in Paris absorbing fresh inspiration from one of the world's fashion capitals.

Calling All Design Students!

Here at The Inspiration Blog we understand the need for budding designers to have their work published. Over the next few weeks we'll be accepting submissions from design students and showcasing your work on our homepage, Facebook and Twitter feed for FREE. Are you ready to be "discovered"? Read the rest of this post for details on how to submit your work and get your name in lights...

Artist Showcase: Awesome Fantasy Illustrations by Gregbo Watson

Gregbo Watson is an artist and illustrator with a passion for the whimsical and wicked! From the Upstate of South Carolina, he was raised on mountain folklore and fairytales filled with fantasy and wonder. As an artist, Gregbo combines his wicked imagination and love of visual storytelling to create quirky, interesting characters and illustrations for various media. His illustration style focuses on expressive line-work, exaggerated action and form, as well as bold color. The presented work shows Gregbo’s love of illustrating for children and the influence he draws from the fairytales of his youth. Also included is a piece done in tribute to Apple Founder, Steve Jobs, upon his passing.

Artist Showcase: Chris Brock – Portrait and Fashion Photographer

Chris Brock is a portrait and fashion photographer who uses the world around him - inside and out - as a backdrop for his shoots. Having lived and worked in New York and London, the urban and the suburban are as much a part of his pictures as the people he photographs, creating texture, depth and atmosphere that suggests a story behind the images, like a moment stolen from a movie. Conveying emotions that are at times dark, at times tongue-in-cheek, there is often an unsettling urgency about his photographs that is at once both challenging and engaging but always aesthetically fresh.

Illustration Art For The Imagination

Creating thoughtful illustration art is a wonderful talent. Here are two illustration artists who have made themselves known to us and are certainly worth a look. Whether you are inspired by classic design illustration or more graphically intense illustration art these people's work is sure to impress.

Artist Showcase: Paintings by Mel Upjohn

Mel Upjohn is a talented artist from New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Her work is known for textures - both visual and tactile. She describes her latest range of work as lighthearted and a "bit pop art" but is always atmospheric. Mel prefers to leave interpretation up to the viewer. Nick Archer from Salient Magazine comments that "she has no preconceived idea of what each work is about and just lets her emotion evolve through the images... [they are] demanding attention with repeated viewings". Enjoy!