Illustration: Check out Israeli illustrator Ellakookoo's new style - wow!

Date
16 September 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

It’s forever a mystery to me why so many illustrators keep their best work for their Flickr pages only, it seems to me like wearing your best clothes to the darkness of the cinema. Perhaps, though, it’s because Flickr is still both the black market and the Roman forum of illustration, the place where illustrators trade their real wares rather than just official webpage fodder they have been forced to make for clients. To me, Israeli illustrator Ellakookoo is a classic example of this. One look at her official website suggests a slightly twee illustrator with an apt “kooky” nature. A deeper delve into her Flickr account however, paints a totally different picture: one of true talent, wit and satire and a style that is developing impossibly quickly into a true pillar of the illustration world.

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Ellakookoo: Untitled

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Ellakookoo: Illustration for the “Mind and Matter” column by Alison Gopnik in the Wall street Journal,

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Ellakookoo: Illustrations for Einayim (Israeli children’s magazine), for their BRAIN issue. The article is about long term and short term memory, and the different ways we use it.

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Ellakookoo: “The end of room service” For the New York times opinion section

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Ellakookoo: For I Heart Magazine

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Ellakookoo: Cover for Upcoming issue of EIGHT magazine

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Ellakookoo: A part of my “songstress of wars” comics for the POWER issue of SCRAWL magazine

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Ellakookoo: Untitled

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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