Matt Caputo's Partytime!!

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
The 27 year-old artist Matt Caputo uses pen and ink to create witty, humorous illustrations that combine an array of disparate elements in unexpected ways. “In a way I’d say my work is comedic and more pleasant than anything else. It’s a lot of animals and lightheartedness. I guess I had a pretty wild imagination as a kid and spent as much time as I could drawing,” he says...

Getting to Know Illustrator Kirsten Rothbart

Illustration // Thursday, December 20, 2012
'Hi, I’m Kirsten Rothbart. I’m an illustration and comic art student from Kassel, Germany— where I live and study at the School of Art And Design.  My illustrations deal with today’s pop cultural life but also serve a certain emotional and mysterious aspect and longing for depth in life. After I sketch an illustration, I start inking it. Ink is my absolute favourite tool! Lately, I use the Pentel pocket brush most of the time. It’s a great, comfortable brush...

Melissa Cooke Art

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Melissa Cooke's drawings are made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush.  The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures.  No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks.  Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material...

Mark Lascelles Thornton: The Happiness Machine

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Measuring an epic 8ft x 5ft, Mark Lascelles Thornton's project 'The Happiness Machine' is a time consuming, obsessively intricate portrayl of urban landscapes. Using a rotring pen on white paper, Cornwall-based artist Mark Lascelles Thornton has embarked on this massive architectural drawing project. Each panel represents a stylized red and grayscale representation of architectural highlights from eight locations, so far including Chicago, New York, London...

Illustrated Animations by Hoji Tsuchiya

Illustration // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hoji Tsuchiya is a playful animation artist and illustrator. Born in Tokyo in 1984, he started making the animations in 2004 with a silhouette animation is animation that was featured in the Film Festival Grand Prix. These humorous, quirky, analog animations by Tsuchiya are done in a very simple manner, adding to their lighthearted appeal.

Adam Hancher Illlustration

Illustration // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Adam Hancher is an illustrator with a classic, adorable vintage appeal to his work. As a commercial editorial illustrator, he has worked with everyone from GQ, The Seattle Met, Smith Journal, WIRED Magazine, Link Magazine, The Big Issue, Oprah Magazine, Random House and many more.

Kirill Hohlov Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Working out of Samara, Russia, Kirill Hohlov focuses his talents on fashion and illustration. His appreciation to keeping a close watch on today's fashionable youth is comfortably apparent in his work and appropriate for the time he's creating. Beautifully rendered portraits of the style conscious.

Rishab Gladiator: Shaby Design

Illustration // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mysterious, ghastly shadows and duplicated image reflections make up this series of illustrator and designer Rishab Gladiator's work. As a young, New Zealand based creative, he has come a long way developing the mature content in his portfolio site. He is certainly one to keep your eye on for future endeavors.

Alex Ziv: New Work and Detail

Illustration // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
'My recent work has been a conversation I've been having internally for over a decade. Utilizing a visual rhetoric from my childhood and fantasies of motorcycle subcultures to develop a body of work that demonstrates what I feel, has changed my life for the better as well as how it's changed the world around me. All faculty I have ever had have considered the masters of the hot rod and motorcycle realms despite their disciplines, fine artists...'

Rap Coloring and Activity Pages

Illustration // Tuesday, December 18, 2012
'It's like one of those coloring books that kids have, except way less boring. Curated by award-winning rap legend Bun B. and illustrated by tank top enthusiast Shea Serrano.' These jumbo coloring and activity pages were obviously made for grown-ups. Watch out for the book version in print, Fall 2013!

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