The Works of Peter Diamond

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Peter Diamond is a UK-born, Canadian-raised illustrator based in Vienna who creates dynamic ink and digital illustrations for various newspapers and magazines. If you can't get enough of his clean lines and vibrant, Japanese-inspired aesthetic, be sure to check out his blog, which provides really interesting sketches and insights into his work.

Meyoko's Hybrid Worlds

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Melissa Murillo a.k.a. Meyoko is an illustrator working out of Berlin. Her freehand ink works "are like open doorways to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures which intermingle and amalgamate to one another until they ultimately resemble, abstract and hybrid worlds partly vegetal - partly animal." Interesting.

National Poster Retrospecticus

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of hand printed event posters from artists, designers, and events around the country. This year, the tour is coming back--and bigger than ever, featuring over 300 posters from more than 75 artists travelling to seven cities across the US. We posted a scedule and some of last year's posters to whet your palette, so be sure to check 'em out (and maybe consider donating).

Review: 'The Shroud Opaque' @ Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery in Oakland, CA

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Featuring works from Aminah Slor, D.V. D'Andrea, and Hunter de la Ghetto, "The Shroud Opaque" is Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery's newest (and frankly, awesome) show. We've got a review and pictures for you here, but you'd best head over there before December 1st to see it in person.

Works by Tran Nguyen

Illustration // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
'I find interest in illustrating the universal emotions we come across in everyday living -- emotions that are tucked away, deep inside our psyches.' Tran Nguyen is a Georgia-based artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, treading the mind's surreal dreamscape...

Lauren Marx's Atrophying Animal Universe

Illustration // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Currently working towards her BFA in university, 20 year old illustrator Lauren Marx exhibits remarkable talent and clarity of vision. Lauren connects the animal world to the cosmos: 'I want the viewer to see the mammals as god-like representations of galaxies, nebulae, super massive black holes, flux ropes, and the like. The birds represent stars and space debris formed by the Universe.'

Horror-Inspired Creations of Kelly Durette

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Kelly Durette is an illustrator working out of Toronto, ON. Using graphite and colored pencil, the self-trained artist creates haunting anatomical and figurative portraits that combine anatomical drawing with the influences of Dia de los Muertos and horror films to incredible effect.

Idle Hands from Dana Harel

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Israeli-born and San Francisco-based illustrator Dana Harel's large scale graphite illustrations explore humans' places in the natural world. Using the repeated motifs of hands and wings, Harel's illustrations fuse the human body with plant and animal structures, provoking viewers to re-consider the human "hubris" as a dominant species.

Mystical Illustrations from Abbey Watkins

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Inspired largely by fashion imagery, Manchester illustrator and designer Abbey Watkins creates fantastical figural images and kaleidoscopic textile patterns. Combining pencil drawing with digital coloring techniques, Watkins' images of beautiful women with mystical curiosities or dreamlike disfigurements look almost like excepts from one of Alexander McQueen's fashion shows.

Illustrations and a Film from Julia Pott

Illustration // Saturday, November 10, 2012
Julia Pott is an illustrator from Brooklyn, NY who "employs awkward animated characters to act out her inner confusions." Something about her layered patterning and lumpy figures makes for a really compelling effect, and because it's the weekend, we threw in a bizarre little short film of hers too. Enjoy!

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