A UK-based illustration agency recently asked illustrators and designers to share their favourite work of 2020, with results that prove this year has been far from a total washout. Talented creatives everywhere answered the call to arms with examples of stunning work for a vast range of projects, and the diverse thread is a real joy to explore.
Handsome Frank received responses covering everything from branding and book illustration to portraits and street art from artists who have been keeping the creative spark alive this year. We've included a small number of responses in this post, which is chock full of praise and a real sense of community. This thread is bound to put a smile on your face, and if you're also feeling inspired to start creating, check out our brilliant how to draw tutorials.
Wow, this blew up a bit! Some incredible work created in 2020. I’m going to make a big cup of coffee and look through it all. Thanks for getting involved and please keep sharing. ☕️ 🙏🏼December 2, 2020
We love this series by Ben the Illustrator (opens in new tab), which was entirely inspired by lockdown. How refreshing to encounter such a positive take on the situation.
Love these, Ben.December 2, 2020
The detail in the below illustration for WholeFoods is incredible, it reminds us of a Where's Wally picture.
Wow. That must have taken some time!December 2, 2020
The colour in this illustration is spectacular...
Love this one James!December 3, 2020
It's a treat to hear stories of meaningful commissions during lockdown, such as the example below.
That's awesome. I used to work around there, spent many a lunchtime wandering around the Brunswick. You captured it perfectly.December 3, 2020
Here's a refreshing and futuristic take on mural art...
Wow this is so cool 😍December 2, 2020
And a stunning example of portraiture.
That's unreal.December 2, 2020
Who knew beer cans could be so pretty?
I had a lot of fun with this 🍻 pic.twitter.com/IOVtc3XXZCDecember 1, 2020
And finally, check out this album art.
These examples are just a handful of the work on display in this thread. You can explore more here (opens in new tab), and be sure to share your own, too.