I noticed British illustrator Paul Thurlby on Flickr, where his wonderful alphabet illustrations seemed to pop up all the time. I immediately checked out his portfolio and it was packed with retro style illustrations that makes me want to watch 50s cartoons and eat caramel popcorn and pizza. I especially love his Space Junk illustration and would love to get it as a print for my bedroom. His alphabet illustrations are also very quirky and something I can imagine myself using to teach my future kids about letters (as well as fonts haha). Paul was also featured in the third edition of Illusive by Gestalten. Have a look at Paul's portfolio for more gleeful illustrations.