Maki Shimizu Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Bornin 1981 in Tokyo, Maki Shimizu was inspired by the words of Picasso: "Art is a lie which allows us to recognize the truth." She then studied fine art in Japan, majoring in printing techniques, before going on to complete a graphic design degree in Bielefeld, Germany. Since 2006 she has been working as an artist and illustrator in Berlin.

B.A. Lampman's Hybrid Collages

Illustration // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
B.A. Lampman lives and works in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. She creates collages that align the human and animal with history, utilizing magazine clippings and paint to generate cross-medium works. She combines her penchant for collage with digital skills that allow her to build and create on a variety of platforms. We're really loving the vintage feel to these very contemporary works.

The work of Falcao Lucas

Illustration // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tania Falcao and Avelar Lucas are a married couple of skilled artists from Portugal. Designers, musicians and illustrators, Tanie and Avelar created their own illustration project simply called "Falcao Lucas." They have a fresh unique style of multi-media experimentation, mixing colorful psychedelic imagery with clever, colorful subject matter. 

Anne "Blonde" Bengard Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
London based artist Anne "Blondie" Bengard explores the relationship between people, personalities and imagination within her work. With an open minded, free and playful approach, she aims to encourage the viewer to adopt an unrestricted attitude and eliminate prejudice. Her inspiration mainly comes from pop culture and childhood nostalgia. Born in Leipzig, Germany, Blondie moved to England at the age of 9 and studied performing arts during her studies. Some of her portraits feature disturbing physical predicaments rendered in optimistic watercolor hues.

James Roper: "The Inscending Spiral"

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
Having previously pursued filmmaking as a side project, artist James Roper has integrated ideas drawn from that area of his life into his current artistic pursuits. This series of works entitled "The Inscending Spiral" are actually illustrations of headshots...

Michiel Van Den Berg: 30 Isometric Renders in 30 Days

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
For his latest project, Dutch artist and designer Michiel Van Den Berg created a self-imposed challenge: 30 Isometric Renders in 30 Days. The challenge was valuable to Michiel because it allowed him to get ideas out of his "mental sketchbook" and onto the screen...

Tom Sewell's Spacey Gradients

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
Tom Sewell is an artist based in the UK working with collage, photography, drawing, animation, print design and digital media. His abstract, neon works are portrait-esque despite the non-human subject matter. In this series...

The Dark Illustrations of Lucas Ruggieri

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lucas Ruggieri received his BFA in illustration from the Savanna College of Art and Design. Lucas' work mostly focuses on the use of pen and ink constructing narratives saturated in historical and contemporary...

The Illustrations of Stefan Glerum

Illustration // Sunday, July 20, 2014
Stefan Glerum’s style is like a melting pot of illustration heritage. While its subconscious familiarity has universal appeal, his work is also a study point for those with knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus...

Getting Weird With Jiro Bevis

Illustration // Saturday, July 19, 2014
Jiro Bevis is an illustrator whose bold, balls-out drawings are an awesomely trippy experience in visual stimulation. Bevis says of his name that "It's Japanese, my mum gaive it to me because it means 'second son,' but I once found out it also stands for 'anal fistual,'...  

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