Interview: Artist Eric Petersen’s Strange Design

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
The characters in the work of illustrator Eric Petersen inhabit an alien landscape of strange routine. These players, empty-eyed and remote, move through Petersen’s incredibly tight and eerie compositions in simple interactions — on the subway. Swimming. At a desk. His work is deliberate in perspective and its total lack of detail...

Boneface 2014

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
Out of the 90's came a time where comics were rich and unabashedly bold, where we could crimp the hair of our Furbees while listening to Spice World and sorting our Pokemon cards. It was out of this generation that the artist Boneface evolved- a product of this slime-induced, comic-book culture, both embracing and rebelling against all of it with an angsty infatuation...

Female Movements by Taron Jordan

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Taron Jordan aka 'Cone Bread' is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. His style consists of organic, decorative movements and is highly influenced by the female form.  He explains his work saying...

Of The Dirt, Of The Wood: Richey Beckett

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
UK based artist Richey Beckett‘s tools are paper and pen. Pencil. Eraser. Nothing more. Yet with those simple things he is able to construct drawings of intricate depth. His work feels ancient — like lost etchings or drawings in an illuminated book. His style is deliberate. Impeccably crafted...

Laurie Lipton: Santa Muerte

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Laurie Lipton's extreme dedication to her work has allowed her to lead a life led by her art. It is a consuming reality, fully devoted to creation, and one of tremendous habitual focus. Lipton's work is an entry point into her mind and her experience, drawing from her upbringing and what currently compels her. She leads a life of near solitude, enjoying every moment spent with her work, and it is in the unparalleled intricacies of her creations that one can easily define her as an accomplished modern-day master...

Cynicism, Baseball & Bill Murray: Oliver Barrett

Illustration // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Illustrator Oliver Barrett is from Cleveland, Ohio. A city I’ve never been to, but when discussing Barrett’s work it feels important to mention it all the same. He’s a creature of his environment, proud and questioning of the city and its citizens — a skilled observer and narrator of his hometown...

John Baizley and Baroness

Illustration // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The depth of John Baizley's ambitious talent is immeasurable by any terms I'm familiar with. To comprehend his somewhat mysterious, and purposefully private existence in the public art realm, one must first appreciate the demanded effort it may take to physically seek it out...

The Multi-talented Charlo Frade

Illustration // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Charlo Frade is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Illustration/Communication Arts. He is interested and is involved in many things. Illustration, Comics, Writing, Fashion, Photography, Music, Film, Animation, Sculpting, Fine Art, Installation, Video/New Media, Video Games and many other fields. He plans on making a career out of all of them, or least pursuing them his whole life...

Eric Beltz: Drunk Ethnobotanist Eats Visionary Weeds

Illustration // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Laced with themes of ethnobotany, myth, religion, ritual and transcendence, the work of Eric Beltz is defined by his heavily educated perspective and historical knowledge. I was fortunate enough to spend a day with Beltz, touring his home studio and surrounding natural landscape, assumably how he would spend it normally...

Illustration by Nick Sirotich

Illustration // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
"I love drawing pretty much everything. I'm really inspired by the weird, the creepy and the just plain silly. My work is a mixture of clean lines and crisp, cohesive colors. I love creating vibrant screaming monsters, awkward wobbly creatures and creepy old people. All my pieces are created the old fashioned way, with pencil and ink..."  


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