'Princess of Snakes' Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A bold, gorgeous rendering from Italian graphic artist and illustrator Odd di Diodoro Oscar entitled 'Princess of Snakes'. Echoing both nouveau and contemporary themes and imagery, Odd ties his illustration together with a complementing color palette and Egyptian undertones. Ready to print!

Drawing in the Dark

Illustration // Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Darren Pearson's output is prolific to say the least. A resident of Eagle Rock, Darren is constantly pumping out his clever, funny, and often breathtaking photography and illustrations. Between dusk and dawn you can find him voyaging into the LA wilderness to find the perfect settings for his photographic light drawings. The appeal of Darren's work is universal; he speaks to the kid in us but challenges our security at the same time.

Revealing The Truth

Illustration // Tuesday, January 22, 2013
'Revealing The Truth' is an entertaining digital recreation of the artist's most iconic self-portraits using photography and digital retouching. Not quite illustration, but a pretty incredible project from Vilnius, Lithuania based artist and photographer Tadao Cern. He even made a video revealing one from the other, pretty amazing!

Essays on Reality

Illustration // Monday, January 21, 2013
Essays On Reality is an ongoing series of short video art installations, influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movement, and inspired by social-political and economic events from around the world. Created and directed by Greg Barth.

Mark Mulroney's Flat Stuff

Illustration // Monday, January 21, 2013
If you've ever wondered what perverse, children's illustrations would look like on LSD, or how one could combine amateur, hallucinogenic drawings with bizarre surrealism and realism at the same time, look no further than the work of Mark Mulroney. Fascinating, captivating, humorous, and well rounded- the talent of Mulroney still stands as one of my favorites. 

Daniel Stendardo's Porcelain Portraits

Illustration // Monday, January 21, 2013
Daniel Stendardo is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer, living and working between Lecce and Milan, Italy. His characters are immersed in everyday life with a new wave of retro glamor that characterizes the costume and trends of 2000. His works have a Victorian atmosphere, and his models, with their alabaster skin and dressed like porcelain dolls, enchant the viewer into a retro-futuristic world...

Daniel Pagan: Ride or Die

Illustration // Sunday, January 20, 2013
Daniel Pagan is an artist from Queens NY currently living and studying in the Baltimore area. Born in 1990, he was raised in Puerto Rico until 1997, when his family packaged him up and shipped him to the beautiful city of New York. He moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute of Art in 2009, where he will be graduating with a BFA in the class of 2013. Aside from illustrating, Ihe also enjoys all things music, reading and writing poetry, skateboarding, and anything soccer.

Baroque Ornamental Typeforms

Illustration // Saturday, January 19, 2013
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops. Bierpfaff's organic alphabet (dedicated to the patriarch of the Mackensen clan) blends the newly discovered shell patterns with grotesque botanical styling...  

Julia Randall: Chewed Up

Illustration // Friday, January 18, 2013
Julia Randall is in love with drawing, and uses her seductive technique to craft images that subtly challenge assumptions about corporeality, desire, and the natural world. Intersecting sensibilities activate her work; images are simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive. Although she clearly operates in the realm of fantasy, Randall uses observation-based drawing and hyperrealistic technique to create images that are surreal and suggestive.

Striking Work from the Artist Sail

Illustration // Friday, January 18, 2013
Born in 1980 in Oslo, Norway, the artist and illustrator Sail currently  lives and works on the top of a hill near the sea and tends to keep to himself. His dramatic, gestural illustrations are full of heavy contrasted emotion and some of his clients include Sprint, Random House and Soft Skull Press. Beautiful work.

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