Friday, November 11, 2011

Squirrel season.

Strolling through the leafy streets of Beverly Hills the other day, we noticed a great abundance of restless squirrels. They were definitely out and about, running frantically across the roads and up trees, collecting their acorns for winter storage. We even saw one give a crow a talking to for getting in his way. They are feisty and funny animals!

There has been plenty of "forest-oriented" design over recent years...enough with the woodland aesthetic already! Still, it's hard to pass by a cute squirrel object, and I'm the first to admit I love to draw animals too. Here are a few good ones that others have created.

Charley Harper, commercial illustrator and wildlife artist, drew his creatures with a modernist flair.

Illustration by German Andreas Krapf. See his stuff at

"Scrabble" campaign by Ogilvy and Mather, in Mumbai.

"New Apron", painting by Amber Alexander. Visit to see more of her work.

Work from another German, this time from master artist Albrecht Durer.

Contemporary digital illustrator Jamey Christoph works in a distinctive vintage style. This Octoberfest squirrel is so cheery and cheeky! Look at more of his work here: