The Enigmatic Illustrations of Matt Leines

Illustration // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Matt Leines' works are archetypal and modern all at once. His totemic figures and strange geometries dwell in an imagined future both a- and all-chronological, a universe full of mystery and wonder. Leines has shown at the Deste Foundation Centre of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, the Galleri Loyal in Stockholm, Sweden, and Deitch Projects in New York. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives and works in Brooklyn.

'Vroum': Baptiste Virot's Illustrated Zine

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Sometimes I wish I could read in French, but in this case its alright because Baptiste Virot's new illustrated zine Vroum or 'Zoom' is made up completley out of quirky little illustrations of transportation devices. In a limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies, this 42 page zine could be yours by simply emailing Baptiste. In the meantime, get your fix HERE!

Creative Diaries Episode #10: Johanna Tagada

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Johanna Tagada is a French Berlin based artist and textile designer, who lives in a dreamy and adventurous world inspired by literature, cinema, dance, ethnology and languages, where ideas take shape, colors and purpose. After her art and textile design studies and a short stay in Zürich, Johanna moved to Berlin on a cold May morning, where she found not only inspiration but also many new opportunities to showcase her artworks...

Sarah Andreacchio

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Sarah Andreacchio is a 24 year old artist that currently lives and works in France. She is influenced by other artists, such as her husband Emmanuel Kerner, Abner Graboff, Aliki, Bernice Myers, Alain Grée, JP Miller, Steinberg, Miroslav Sasek, Jean Cocteau and Calef Brown. Her playful, color blocked illustrations are laid out in multiple layers in Photoshop, with a beautifully simple, graphic result.

The Work of Peter Taylor

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Peter Taylor is a painter and illustrator from Vancouver, Canada, known for his plump tattooed forms in yoga-like positions. With a background in graffiti, Taylor has continued to work in large scale. Taylor’s paintings evoke a sense of balance and complexity, contemplation and playfulness....

Playful Works by Brecht Vandenbroucke

Illustration // Saturday, October 27, 2012
Brecht Vandenbroucke is an artist and illustrator based in Antwerp, Belgium. Vandenbroucke's paintings are full of humor and irreverence, boldly rendered narratives where playful juxtapositions and pop culture references become punchlines. He describes his works as somewhere "between Bauhaus and Mickey Mouse."

The Work of Naomi Wilkinson

Illustration // Friday, October 26, 2012
Naomi Wilkinson is an illustrator currently living in Bristol that graduated with a BA in Illustration from UWE, Bristol in 2012. She has done a wide variety of  commercial illustrations, by way of her solid, simple signature style and is currently represented by East Wing. Her beautiful, hand-painted works have a soft appeal and an often humorous narrative.

Nicholas Vokey’s Political Portraits

Illustration // Friday, October 26, 2012
“Right now I’m focus­ing mostly on sub­tly humor­ous por­traits of conservative-male politi­cians and busi­ness­men and roman­tic comedy/80s movies celebri­ties. I just fin­ished a draw­ing of John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, the United States Sen­ate Minor­ity Leader. You’ll also see Hugh Grant’s mugshot on there and Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger snug­gling up to a deer. Other things, like the steak and the porsche, revolve around rich-guy culture.“

Sophie Alda's Melty Bricks

Illustration // Friday, October 26, 2012
Let it be known, I am a huge fan of animated GIF's, especially the handmade, illustrated kind. When I come across some GIF's that were created by an artist or illustrator, I just can't help myself, I want to share them with the world! Here is a collection of some from Sophie Alda, an artist living over in the UK with a special talent for creating my favorite little mini-movies.

Brosmind Shows What's Inside

Illustration // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Brosmind is a graphic design & illustration studio based in Barcelona that has created some new exciting work since we last checked. Their new series 'What’s Inside', focuses on drawn characters that are opened up to reveal their own particularity. Love their graphic, cartoon style.

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