Lupita Nyongo Art

I recently discovered a blog is that literally a treasure trove – it’s a collection of fan art dedicated to Lupita Nyong’o. Honestly, the woman has inspired a lot of creativity from a lot of dedicated fans. Check out the blog here, but see some of my favorite images below. Via Lupita Nyongo Art. You…

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Love You Illustration Series

American/Kenyan artist, Jamilla Okubo, brings us this beautiful illustrated series called Love You. Jamilla is talented in many ways – from fashion design, to textile design and illustration; and she interweaves these skills very well by incorporating her beautiful illustrations in fashion lookbooks and textile designs. See some Love You illustrations below. I love the…

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Ashley Oubre – Graphite and Ink

One of the beauties of art is that it’s so diverse. Each artist gives a bit of themselves (their personalities, values and passions, to their paintings and illustrations). So I’m glad to find Ashley Oubre‘s work because the style is so fascinating. She seems to have a passion for the female body, and skin in…

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Egypt: Political Corruption

Visual art is one of the most powerful tools anyone could use to send a message. It can convey emotions and invoke feelings in a much starker way than mere words can. These illustrations by Ahmed Ebrahim does just that. Ebrahim works with Amnesty International to create these powerful illustrations that tell the sad story…

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Uniting a Continent: Portraits

To our sincere pleasure, Tsehai Publishers is bringing us this book, Uniting a Continent. The book celebrates the journey and achievements of the African Union (AU) member states, and also celebrates the unique culture of African countries. Uniting a Continent is very illustrative, making it a beautiful and easy read. Some of the beautiful illustrations feature the…

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Myths and Spirituality by Beatrice Lebreton

Beatrice Lebreton is an experienced French artist, based in New York, with a unique style that is immediately noticeable once you see her work amongst others. She uses a wide range of paints, colors, patterns, and symbols, as well as materials like beads, fabric and even shells, to achieve her beautiful and unique style. Her…

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ABC’s of Xhosa Names

South African artist, Thandiwe Tshabalala, came up with this lovely and interesting project featuring Xhosa names. She celebrates the traditional African (Xhosa) names in a series of beautiful .gif images. The images feature illustrations, several Xhosa names and their meanings. “Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents used to give their kids…

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