As if Maiya—a recovering red panda cub living at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia—wasn’t already completely adorable, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 2-month-old has recently been photographed with a cuddly new companion: a same-species stuffed animal. In November, Amala, a beloved red panda at the zoo, gave birth to Maiya. At first, the little one was happy and healthy. Not long ago, however, she was traumatically injured while being carried in her mother’s mouth.
In a world filled with cynical people, it’s comforting to know that there’s someone like Heng Swee Lim. The Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based illustrator creates bright and sunny works that will turn anyone’s day around. Filled with optimism and hope, they have that child-like innocence to them that’s wonderfully refreshing.
When we asked Lim why he illustrates this way, he told us this. “We live in a world full of depression. I hope my drawings can make you feel easy, free, happy and hopeful. More than anything, I hope it makes people smile, straight from their heart.”
21 Imaginative Illustrations