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For any comic book lover, this man is probably a household name. Having created works for big names such as DC Comics, Warner Brothers and Dark Horse Comics (to name a few), Alexander is loved for his illustrations and fine art pieces alike. Due to the varying nature of his work he uses a mixture of mediums, but keeps to ink for the graphic illustrations.

Pushead

Pushead
Another huge name on the list! Pushead (a.k.a Brian Schroeder), identifies as an artist, record label owner and writer within the hardcore music realm. He has created pieces for Metallica, Dr. Dre and many, many more famous names. Apparently, he chose the name Pushead (pronounced pus head) as he felt his music and artwork was a pimple on society.

Florian Bertmer

Florian Bertmer
Bertmer is another big name illustrator on the list. Hes created pieces for metal bands such as The Misfits, Napalm Death and Mastondon. His ability to mould into any industry and client also gives him a huge name in the movie poster business, illustrating pieces for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Planet of the Apes and many more.

Rich Kelly

Rich Kelly
Kelly is a multi-medium artist. His works compile of pieces created with ink, paints and digital painting. His illustrating life has seen him produce posters for The Black Keys, Django Unchained and Breaking Bad.

Jock

Jock
Also known as Mark Simpson, this British illustrator and cartoonist is best known for his work in 2000AS, Batman and The Losers comic books. Jock is a man of many talents, hes also a cover artist, creates illustrations for campaigns and concept paintings for films, AND he designed Ava, the AI robot in Ex Machina. He uses multiple mediums to create his pieces, mostly including ink and pencil.

Simon Prades

Simon Prades
Prades is a freelance illustrator who spends a lot of his time teaching drawing and illustration at The University of Applied Science in Trier, Germany. His work has been commissioned for editorial pieces, advertising and film. His favourite mediums to work with are predominantly ink, pencil and watercolour to create more depth and colour in his pieces.

Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu

Disclaimer: This is not the artist of the same name who created Hello Kitty. However, Shimizu is definitely famous in her own right. Her work has appeared on Gap t-shirts, Pepsi cans, billboards and Microsoft. She draws in from her Japanese heritage when creating her works of art, and uses traditional calligraphy pens and brushes when drawing.

DZO Olivier

DZO Olivier
This self-taught freelance designer from France exhibits uniquely haunting and equally stimulating works of art. Originally a graphic designer, Olivier created DZO, his artistic counterpart, and delved into a deeper and more thoughtful world. His work focuses on the versatility and beauty of simple black ink.

What can we learn from Instagram?

Whether youre using Instagram to follow celebrities and their eating habits, or youre on a marketing team looking to optimize social media into a business strategy, this app is a great place to start. Boasting over 500 million active monthly users, Instagram is home to both professional and personal accounts, most of whom are trying to get discovered or become someones inspiration.

Becoming someone elses inspiration is a goal the artists in our list are achieving. Can you do something to inspire your customers? Instagram might just be the place to start.

If you have an idea to inspire your audience, share it with us on one of our social channels below.

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