Behold the world’s most brilliant phone covers

We've never been able to get that excited about phone cases. Until now.

A Newcastle-based artist has made us fall in love with our phones again thanks to her knack for creating brilliant pop culture icons on cases.

As well as beloved characters from films such as Grease, The Breakfast Club, Clueless and Mean Girls, Cindy Lesman (Oh gosh, Cindy!) paints uncanny watercolour images of contemporary stars, including Mindy Kaling in character from her hit show The Mindy Project, Breaking Bad's Jessie Pinkman and a crying Kim Kardashian, to display on phone covers, greetings cards and T-shirts.

The 24-year-old Dutch national, who accompanies her illustrations with a classic quote or wry slogan, has sold almost 3,000 items on Etsy since she began stocking her products on the site just over a year ago.

If your handset is currently encased in a dog-eared pleather cover, take a look at Lesman's designs, along with some other impressive phone case artistry...

A-list your phone: Stunning imaginings of Beyonce, Audrey Tatou and Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian (whose cry faces can also be printed on leaving cards)

From Grease's beauty school drop out and Breakfast Club icons to Mark from the Peep Show

Mean Girls' 'She doesn't even go here' line and a saying from Breaking Bad's Jessie Pinkman

"It's so weird being my own role model" from Mindy and Cher's schreechy "Ugh, as if!"

Scare just about everyone with a Natalie Portman in Black Swan or Wednesday Addams cover

Other phone artists who ring our bell:

Louby Kapow

This Leeds-based artist does a nice line in comic book-inspired jewellery and accessories - including these nifty phone covers.

Caramela Creations

We're also partial to Birmingham-based artist Izzy Austin's Caramela Creations phone covers, which range from Nutella and tea and coffee-inspired designs to cases featuring vintage knitting pattern designs.


Handmade in Brighton, Doocot's these gorgeous wipe-clean phone covers celebrate all things seaside.