Spotlight, Style Inspiration

Illustrator | Wilmer Murillo

February 22, 2012

 In Honduras, if someone opens a successful baleada stand, it won’t be long before eight more open on the same block. Harsh, but true. Just like that, in any existing art form there are trend followers and trend setters; Wilmer Murillo falls in the latter category. Many copy his work but the way his work evolves is only proof that he is the shizzle.

Tookoon Book of Love by Wilmer Murillo

One of his earlier pieces, Tookoon and the Book of Love 

His illustrations? Cute, melancholic robots and imaginary creatures that are subtly creepy in a good way. He gets so much online press & collaborates in so many different international projects, I sometimes have a hard time believing he does it all from tiny Honduras. I asked him a few silly questions:

What is your usual breakfast?

Pancakes and coffee.

How do you picture yourself at the age of 80?

Preferably dead (I don’t wanna live so long!)

Monokrit by Wilmer Murillo, Honduras

Funniest comment you’ve ever received about your work?

One day a girl told me that my characters look pretty similar to myself. I still can’t believe that… do I really look like a robot?

Jackie O’ or Marilyn Monroe? 

Jackie O’.

Jackie O

The Jetsons or The Flintstones?

The Jetsons, please!

Favorite place in the whole wide world?

My favorite place is wherever I can stay with my favorite things and people.

What do you think about crocs?

I don’t like them. (hooray!)

Krooglium by Wilmer Murillo


How would you react if you tripped and fell in front of a huge crowd?

I would say “I’m so stupid!” and couldn’t stop laughing.

Where can we find & buy your work?

On my website (, it includes my showcase, store and some freebies. Thanks so much!

Isn’t Wilmer a sweetheart? Anyway, I could’t post this without an outfit inspired by his art/interview. Turned out my closet lacks half the colors he uses (I’ll make sure to change that). I did end up wearing a “litmus” color top á la Krooglium and a skirt I made inspired by Judy Jetson.

Fabi Pina in a Wilmer Murillo inspired outfitTop: thrifted. Skirt: self-made. Shoes: Nine West.


Go team Jetsons!

Jetsons inspired skirtI posted about this skirt on my spanish blog in July of last year. I used one fabric, all wrong side except for the center panel. Easy to make and very…intergalactic?

Thankyou Wilmer for such a fun interview. Make sure to check out his stuff, spread the word, make him even more famous.

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  • Nadya Joy Soetanto February 22, 2012 at 4:18 am

    just found your blog
    lovely skirt! nice DIY, dear <3
    following you now 🙂

  • Nina Gonzalez February 22, 2012 at 6:08 am

    fabi, great interview! thanks for introducing me to another creatively talented compatriota!

  • Belinda February 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I’m following him on tumblr already! love his work and your outfit! 😀

  • Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 6:02 am

    dear fabi…
    i always your style. u help me to convince my self that being stylish doesn’t mean that u have to wear designer’s / branded stuff from head to toe…

    please… please… please… post more often.

    about Wilmer Murillo… i kinda like what he did here. his artwork look so cute.

    i’ll check his web soon… thx for sharing…

  • loren danielle March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Fabi, I’m going to learn Spanish and I just realised I’ll be able to use your Spanish blog to help me with reading. Yay!

  • June March 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    You look beautiful in that outfit! That skirt is so well made!!

  • M-street-style March 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    You look gorgeous!!!

  • Nav March 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You have great style!

    xo Nav

  • Daywear Dilemmas April 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Such amazing style… Love it!


  • beeline May 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

    great blog! If that is you in these photos then you look really good… and wilmer murillo is truly an inspiration!