Dimas Forchetti: Strange Religon

Illustration // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The work of Brazilian artist Dimas Forchetti is full of detailed local symbolism, strange iconic elements and a touch of religious imagery. A little while back, hs he told us, "These new works are a little darker than they used to be. Unlike the latter, these new ones go deeper in aspects of religion that contemplate good and evil, being heavily influenced by "Umbanda", a Brazilian religion. It is worth mentioning that elements such as disease hypertrichosis and Indians are an influence in this new work as well."  

Miguel Arias' colorful illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Miguel Arias' playful illustrations capture the weird, colorful ethos of life in San Francisco. Originally from Puerto Rico, Arias is a self-proclaimed coffee-addict, food junkie and collector. His bold compositions of color and form lend a lyrical element to each story they accompany.   

Anna Roberts: Out to Play

Illustration // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Anna Roberts specializes in portraits in pastel and pencil. Her light-hearted, luminescent renderings have a common thread that all of her models are forever 'Out to Play'. She has a beautiful sensibility of color, light and space, and merges that together perfectly with sentiment and emotion in her beautiful creations.

Marija Tiurina's Renderings

Illustration // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Bringing her second series of illustrated doodles to coffee cups, Marija Tiurina exhibits her talents and tendencies in an environmentally friendly way with this set of renderings. Marija is a UK based artist and illustrator that continues to impress me with her animated GIF capabilities as well, you know I love a good GIF.  

Kilian Eng on the Futuristic Forefront

Illustration // Monday, March 04, 2013
One of my all time favorite illustrators, focusing on the futuristic past with ethereal, visionary themes and heavy neon, is the infinitely talented Kilian Eng of DW Design. Eng is an artist from Stockholm, Sweden with a strong admiration for the past, present and future of Science Fiction.  

John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” by David A. Smith

Illustration // Monday, March 04, 2013
A select series of shots from illustrator and sign painter David A. Smith's creation and making of the 'Born & Raised' album art for John Mayer, which is absolutely incredible. There is also a film which captures the behind the scenes of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David. Photography by Danny Cooke.   

The Illustration Work of Simón Prades

Illustration // Monday, March 04, 2013
Simón Prades is a freelancing Illustrator living and working in Saarbrücken, Germany and teaching Illustration at the university of applied sciences in Trier. Over the last years he has been working for Newspapers, Magazines and Companies such as The New York Times (US), New Statesman (UK), The New Republic (US), Katachimag (NO+JP), NIKE (US) and many others.

Night Videos

Illustration // Saturday, March 02, 2013
Night Videos is an incredibly bizarre, future-focused animation courtesy of Stockholm-based duo Kungen and Hertigen. Completed for MTV, their Night Videos are surreal slices of stunningly-animated, abstract visions of an otherworldly experience. I love everything about it though- from the harsh geometry of features, to the strange compositions and awkward fluidity. Enjoy x

Upcoming Illustrator: Leonard Peng

Illustration // Friday, March 01, 2013
Leonard Peng is currently working to obtain a degree in Illustration and Book Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He is from sunny California but decided the weather was too boring so he moved to Baltimore. He enjoys illustrating for editorials, comics, patterning, and children's book illustrations and loves reading comics, watching terrible tv dramas, robots from outer space that combine into a bigger robot, and looking outside his window

Aleksandra Niepsuj

Illustration // Friday, March 01, 2013
'My ‘art’ story started with the drawing of a duck, swimming in a pond with helicoper-like feet. I was six years old and my mum was sure she should sign me up for an art class. Although the famous drawing disappeared, I kept on developing myself artistically and went to art school. I work with pencil, ink, paint, spraypaint and collage. I copy old papers, books, magazines, postcards, lettraset by xerox, often magnify some parts. I’m usually searching for interestng patterns and typography...' Aleksandra Niepsuj  


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