25 Playful Illustrations Depicting Literal English Phrases, By Nadia Tolstoy

Published 3 months ago

In the heart of Stockholm, an artist with a penchant for linguistic marvels has been making waves with her unique and captivating artwork. Nadia Tolstoy, a Stockholm-based artist, has carved a niche for herself by bringing words to life through her illustrations.

Her series of illustrations called “Surrealians” goes beyond the conventional boundaries of art, as she skillfully transforms literal meanings and clever puns found in the English language into visually stunning pieces. Check out some of her fascinating works below.

More info: Instagram | surrealians.com | twitter.com

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WindySwede : “Some have Beer in mind though?”

#2

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Mimi La Souris : “aww, i like this one, hello cutie :)”

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LizzieBoredom : “If he has a brother, they’re a Prickly Pair.”

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Metalhead Turtle 🇺🇦 : “Cute!”

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Metalhead Turtle 🇺🇦 : “The little details! I love that.”

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Metalhead Turtle 🇺🇦 : “ADHD be like… (And this is how I feel because I have ADHD)”

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LizzieBoredom : “You need a ticking timed balm.”

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LizzieBoredom : “He’s finally come out of his shell.”

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LizzieBoredom : “A furry pine.”

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LizzieBoredom : “Now where was I? Oh yeah, knit one, purl two. Knit one, purl tw……..”

WindySwede : “Wher’s my web cam?”

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LizzieBoredom : “He looks very Pampered.”

#12

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LizzieBoredom : “He didn’t invite his sister. She’s a bit dim.”

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LizzieBoredom : “Ex-husband depository.”

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Richard Thomas : “Winter is.. o wait”

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Metalhead Turtle 🇺🇦 : “Someone’s been lifting sugar weights. … Okay, that was stupid.”

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LizzieBoredom : “Mermane.”

#17

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Bloody Mary (she/her) : “Awwwww!”

#18

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Lyone Fein : “Why not just a bunch of barbies standing in a line?”

Sans Serif : “She was bound to be roasted sooner or later…”

#19

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LizzieBoredom : “Don’t cry for me Samsonite Hardside. The truth is I never checked you…..”

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Helen Rohrlach : “Looks like hell.”

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LizzieBoredom : “It must be a Milky Way.”

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LizzieBoredom : “They have flipped their last flop.”

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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