Illustrations from White Swallows

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
White Swallows is a collaborative project between Vancouver-based artists Morgan Spry-Young and Daniel Giantomaso. Exploring polar combinations of masculinity vs. femininity, two-dimensionality vs. three-dimensionality, and embodiment vs. objectification, the pair creates stunning black and white illustrations. This drawing, "Conversation," was their submission to the synaesthesia issue of Strep Throat.

Illustrations from Cecilia Carlstedt

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Combining the linear precision of graphite portraits with the gestural dynamism of watercolor, Swedish illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt creates ethereal paintings that maintain visual roots in the boldness of graphic design. Her meticulously controlled ink blots and splashes create a stunning illusion of her subjects flickering in and out of focus before our very eyes.

Illustrations from Niv Bavarsky

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
With a cartoonish aesthetic and bright, intricate lines, recent MICA grad and illustrator Niv Bavarsky is quickly creating a name for himself. Approaching his illustrations with light-hearted creativity, Bavarsky creates jam-packed images that are totally engrossing.

Andrew Groves' Graphic Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
London illustrator Andrew Groves' graphic digital illustrations have appeared in everything from GQ to The New Yorker. His strange images display a remarkable ability to tease out the weird and uncanny in all sorts of stories and turn them into distinctive and self-sufficient images that reflect his signature aesthetic.

Emily Haworth's 'A Children's Series'

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Emily Haworth's sepia-toned drawings seem almost like illustrations from a grim children's story. The stoic children, which resemble similarly creepy Victorian children's portraits, and their placement in strangely proportioned landscapes of toys and Christmas ornaments give the images a collage-y feel, although they were actually created with charcoal and colored pencil!  

Making Carhartt's Illustrated Ad by SHOHEI

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
A really cool stop-motion film of the making of Carhartt's Winter 2012 illustrated ad campaign from Japanese illustrator SHOHEI. You can watch step by step as, using just a marker and ballpoint pen, SHOHEI manages to create the incredibly realistic fur lining of the jacket. And if you're craving more, check out the rest of the SHOHEI x Carhartt illustration videos after the jump.

Comics And Illustrations by Ze Jian Shen

Illustration // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Ze Jian "San San" Shen was born July 26, 1987, in Beijing, China. She received her BFA in Illustration & a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Illustrator, animator, and cute animal petter, Ze is the editor of the DIMENSIONS anthology, which features 16 artists from the United States. She is currently attending the Beijing Film Academy, for her MFA in Art Direction for Film.

The Whimsical World of Leontine Greenberg

Illustration // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Leontine Greenberg lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her husband, daughter and two cats. Her work has been shown at galleries around the country, including ThinkSpace Gallery, Gallery 1988 and C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles, and MyPlasticHeart in New York. She is inspired by other people's flickr streams, rooftops, the coming environmental apocalypse, and the children's book section of the Strand Bookstore.

Luke Pearson

Illustration // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Luke Pearson is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist from the UK. He's produced work for clients such as Nobrow Press, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Channel 4, Preloaded, Wired, Radiolab, Gosh! Comics, Weezer, Margaret London, Playstation 3 and Little White Lies magazine. Taking inspiration from classic animation art, old book covers, and alt comics, Pearson strives for 'appealing cartooniness, clean lines, strong shapes and distinctive color schemes.'

Illustrations by Ali Gulec

Illustration // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Illustrator Ali Gulec exhibits a keen eye for design in his varied body of work. From cosmic cats to llama caravans, his pieces are quirky and full of strange but amusing juxtapositions.  Gulec is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

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