Esther Aarts Illustration

Esther Aarts illustration

It’s out with the old, in with the new. Goodbye 2009, hello 2010!

Netherlands based illustrator, Esther Aarts, created this holiday greeting card for van Ditzhuijzen accountants. Its charm lies in its personified objects, such as the gleeful teabags and toothy stapler, set against coarsely textured backgrounds. I really like the color scheme with its varied pink hues in stark contrast to the grainy black, and the hand drawn type is also an added plus…making way for a fresh new year.

Esther Aarts illustration

esther aarts illustration

Esther Aarts illustration

Esther Aarts illustration

Esther Aarts illustration

Esther has a nice collection of illustrations, many of which incorporate smiling people and objects, hand drawn lettering, and neat textures. To see more of her work, check out her website.


Also worth checking: Sol Linero illustration.

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inspired for the day. thank you!

Awesome stuff, so witty and fresh and savvy too !!!

“Also worth checking: Derek Yaniger” :)

This post is a welcome reminder of how awesome she is. Many thanks!

incredible stuff! I love the stop! tea time illustration

I love her work—so fun! :)

This guy’s work is absolutely awsome. The retro colors, textures and line art, the energetic compositions and layout. Simply brilliant.

This ‘guy’ is a she. Esther is a class illustrator.

Thank you very much for the feature, grain edit!

I LOVE her work !!! It’s so cool !

I LOVE her work !!! C’est très beau !

Wow! Retro! If some of the designs didn’t have 2010 worked in I’d swear these were straight out of the 50s. She does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the time.

Matt |

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