FYI Monday: Dark Illustrations by Mike Friedrich

This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Mike Friedrich is a 33 years young illustrator & artist from Berlin, Germany. Born and raised in this awesome city, he made his first steps in the commercial world of art and design in the early 90’s by selling his dark fantasy illustrations to Berlin-based tattoo studios. Always interested in street art, he merged his fantasy roots with the elements of character design and urban art. The result – a sick, slimy mix with strong dark themes. Cuteness is over! For more inspiration make sure to visit his portfolio.

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

FYI Inspiration Monday Illustration by Mike Friedrich

Written by Franz Jeitz

Franz Jeitz is a freelance designer and owner of Fudgegraphics. Originally from Luxembourg he now lives in London. Franz loves design, music and is a tea enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter.

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6 Awesome Responses so far
  1. I’m not normally a fan of illustrations in this sort of style, I see it a lot and it’s just not something that appeals to me, no matter how good it is, to me it’s too busy but there’s something different about these illustrations that I quite like, perhaps its the colours and subjects. I like the mix of illustration styles and additional textures, it just brings the whole image out and makes it more interesting.

  2. Like his style.. especially the last one in monotone.

  3. Wow, Mike is really a talented artists! His illustrations are full of creativity and imagination!

  4. That last one reminded me of Garbage Pal Kids! Ha Ha. The top one is great! It really made me guffaw aloud! Thanks for the post. Its darkness brightened my day.

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