Nick Blazey's Creatures

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nick Blazey is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from Graphic Design at AUT in 2010 and now works at Periscope Design. Currently he shares a studio space with 4 other artists and has been working on developing his illustration style. His illustration direction is hugely inspired by the environment and the natural world. This has stemmed from his childhood experiences of sailing and exploring the islands surrounding New Zealand’s east coast.  

Martina Paukova Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Slovakian illustrator Martina Paukova initially studied politics before discovering that her heart desired a more creative outlet. She then enrolled in the Graphic Design program at the London College of Communication where she could further explore her passion. With a degree now under her belt she creates work that investigates and uplifts the body, the everyday and the banal.  

Alessandro Ripane Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Alessandro Ripane was born in Genoa (Italy, but he’s lived and worked for a period in Sweden) exactly in the middle of 1989. Due to the lack of wild animals in the city of Genoa, Alessandro bought a lot of books about it. Now he’s engaged to fight the fall of his hair, to compose sophisticated music of the future, to learn how to draw aliens and watch a lot of movies about monsters and zombies that he has not seen yet.   

Sara Andreasson's Summertime Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson shows us how she spends her summers. Her recent works include a series about tan-lines, one about keeping cool in the museum, and another about taco trucks...

Samantha Mash Explores Where Eerie Meets Beautiful

Illustration // Monday, September 01, 2014
Words from artist Samantha Mash: "While I primarily work within the digital realm of illustration, I am influenced heavily by Neoclassical painters, American gothic horror writing, and modern Japanese animation. I am interested in the place of iconography...

Mica Angela Hendricks & 4yo Daughter Collaborations

Illustration // Sunday, August 31, 2014
'One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to.  I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing our daughter’s love of art supplies, it meant that if I wasn’t sly enough, I might have to share...

'Hyper-Nation' at RVCA | VASF

Illustration // Friday, August 29, 2014
Tonight in San Francisco, RVCA | VASF Gallery is proud to present 'Hyper-Nation', a group show featuring new works by Michelle Guintu, Rye Purvis & Kristine Reano with a new window display, 'Ambrosia' by Hannah Stouffer...

T. Dylan Moore's Portraits

Illustration // Friday, August 29, 2014
  T. Dylan Moore is a young illustrator from Atlanta, GA. He studied Illustration and Drawing at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is utterly in love with concept, texture, color, and selective abstraction. Love the selection of portraits from Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Sam Dunn Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sam Dunn is a 24 year old Illustrator based in East London. She grew up in Hartlepool, a fading seaside town in the far North East of England and spent her weekends exploring the dense forests of the Lake District National Park.   

Cameron Thompson: "Perched" @ Loakal, Oakland

Illustration // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Painter, muralist, teacher,  and social activist Cameron Thompson presents “Perched,” his first solo show at Loakal Art Gallery after being featured in April’s wildly popular live art show, “Carpe Diem.” Featuring a new series of paintings and textile pieces, Thompson’s new body of work takes its inspiration from the artist’s desire to find balance in both his art and his life.

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