The Black Apple

The Black Apple Art Cute, clever and just beautiful to look at a Hip Monster will dig the art from The Black Apple. Her work has a timeless quality yet is thoroughly in the now. Mostly portraits of young woman, her art has symbolism hiding in every brush stroke. A blend of big eye art, folk art and Symbolism a Black Apple painting is a work to be explored.

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Squirrel Girl Print
shown on the left at first seems simple, a girl dressed up as a squirrel. But soon questions begin to arise. Why does her poise seem defiant yet defeated? Was she forced to wear the costume or is it her defense against the world?



The Black Apple Art Bubblegum Betty, shown below, is one of our favorite pieces. A sassy young girl staring back at you using her bubble as a mask.

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Rawtoast Design

Rawtoast Design Logo Check out Rawtoast Design for some interesting and fun limited edition prints and cool greeting cards. From revolutionary tofu to rainbow sprouting toilets to robot pirates the imagery excites a monster’s mind.

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The departure
is a prime example of work from Rawtoast Design. The style is influenced by folk Americana with sparing use of color and simple landscapes. Cute and sentimental the characters are deceptively simple, able to inspire hours of musing. The scenes are imaginative and fun often evoking memories from a seemingly shared childhood with the artist, Jesse Kuhn. He is available for commissioned work.

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Laura George

Laura George Art Surreal yet fun, Laura George’s work harks back to the vivid and fun imagery of the Seventies. From a fun loving sloth to a monster telling you not to panic the art is creative and playful, a good fit for any monster’s home.

Laura George Art There are lots of nice people to meet (shown left) is a great example of her work. Stylized faces stare out from the art each with there own distinct personality. From the boyish face looking far away to the woman who seems consumed in gloom, each face has a story to tell. This is true of all her work. They are snapshots from a still unfolding story which we are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of.


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The Poetry Store

A store all about poetry what more could a poem-loving Monster ask for? Each poem at The Poetry Store is lovingly typed with an old fashion Royal onto a fitting graphic or photo. Nothing beats a Royal for a timeless, sincere font. And if you cannot find a poem that touches your fancy you can always commission a new poem to meet your ascetics.


“So we sing” shows how Silvi Alcivar’s good eye for vintage prints an frames coupled with her original and modern poems come together to make a memorable piece of art.





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Camilla d Errico

Camilla d Errico Logo Japanese anime inspired art, Camilla d Errico’s works are cute and fun. The theme of most of her works are portraits of young women with bright color themes and cute props. Check out the toys and jewelry as well.




Camilla d Errico Art Elephant Men is an oddly captivating print. A girl glimpsing out of the corner of her eye, catches your stare. And on her head is a strange creature who gives you a look over. Sounds like a typical night for any monster. The targeted use of color makes of a draws you in. A perfect print for an office or monster’s den.




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Michael Leu

Michael Leu Logo Cats are the closest thing to a monster most humans will ever get near.  No creature is near to monster’s heart than a cat and few artist capture the essence of a cat better than Michael Leu. He has had a long career and wandered through many styles.  Most of his works draws its influence from European Expressionism. The works most enjoyed by HipMonsters harks to Matisse.


Michael Leu Art Studio Cat II has a cat doing what a cat does best, laying down. The cat’s weary eyes strains to look up. You feel as if you have disturbed his rest and want to pouch on him with loving attention. The lines seem drawn from a Zen-like state of mind.  The colors laid on as if rained down from the sky.  Michael Leu’s painting are a joy to own.

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Vuduberi Art Seldom have monsters been treated with such tenderness as the monsters of Vuduberi. Giant yetis with mysterious expressions look out at you; you can decide if they are friend or foe. Round balls of penguins and cute little girls complete the cast of characters in the open ended story line of Vuduberi. Vuduberi sells well-made dolls, t-shirts, trinkets and prints.

Vuduberi Art I caught myself a yeti had an adorable little girl with a huge yeti in tow. Both are illustrated with rich but not goddy details. The hair on the yeti seems to be coming to life in a breeze. Both the yeti and the girl have blank expressions; it is up to you to decide how the story plays out. Is this a viable match or a prelude to a feast?

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Juli Adams

Juli Adams Logo Juli Adams’ art is quirky surrealism at its best. Her topics range from children with huge monsters as pets to big-eyed portraits of girls with antlers to flying penguins. Her work has a modern Gothic feel with rich details and beautiful, dark colors. Sometime her work is a bit moody if not borderline creepy but it is always fun.

Juli Adams ArtBeautiful, dreamy and strange, Escape show penguins gliding from a platform on a huge floating fish in the sky. You have to wonder how Juli Adams come up with her visions. Perfectly executed it is a wonderful piece of art to explore.

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Modenski has simple, European inspired designs with a quirky sense of humor. Bold graphics, minimal use of color the images are like hieroglyphics delivering fun messages in a utilitarian way. They are like Bauhaus but with a sense of humor.


Modenski art

Modenski’s Monster calenders shows off their skill. With their simple but expressive drawings of monsters, it is the perfect blend of gruesome and cute to help you start off the day with a smile.


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Bumper Boy

Bumper Boy Logo A carefree and adventurous little creature, Bumper Boy takes you along as he explores the world. The illustrations have a European feel reminding me of works of Babar and Moomin. But Bumper Boy’s characters have their own which pulls you into their world.

Bumper Boy Art A tower of cute characters having fun waits you in Bumper Boy’s “Stacked”. Here you can see the range of Bumper Boy characters which enjoyable for both adults and children. Bumper Boy uses a moot color pallet to create an overall calming feel to the work. Each one look beacons to be hugged- especially the feisty looking one.

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