Choose Your Own Adventure Fold

Illustration // Thursday, January 03, 2013
At the start of this story, there is a village with a train track in the middle. It is the start of an adventure where the reader is the only one who can determine what will happen. If he chooses to fold to the left, the village will change into a city.  If he chooses to fold to the right, the village will be surrounded by a lake and pine trees. Little by little, monsters appear… flying saucers, a huge wave…

Megan Lara's Art Nouveau

Illustration // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Megan Lara is a 24 year-old illustrator with a ridiculous fixation on pop culture. You can find her work at places like Quantum Mechanix, ThinkGeek, Threadless, Level Up Studios, J!nx, Fangamer, Mighty Fine, Teefury and the Yetee. Currently, she is creating covers for Dark Horse/Joss Whedon’s new “Willow” comic series from the Buffyverse. Here is a selection of some of her gorgeously nouveau inspired illustrations.

Dima Rebus Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Illustrator Dima Rebus was born in a small town in Russia in 1988 and graduated from art school in Moscow in 2011. He now works on a wide range of projects ranging from his personal artwork to illustrations for magazines and other publishing houses. His illustrations are often graphic and edgy, with an unsettling sort of tension in every piece.

The Work of Micah Ganske

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980. In 2002 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In 2005 he received his MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Adobe Design Achiement Award in Digital Photography at a reception held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York where his work was also displayed...

Terrence Payne's Text Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Terrence Payne’s archetypal oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, refined organic forms, along with delicate and bold lines to suggest movement and evolution in his subject’s character.  The earnest beauty ensuing from the clumsy actions of his subjects as they stumble through life in pursuit of their ideal existence inspire him.  Whether or not they ever reach their prescribed potential is irrelevant to Terrence, it is the fleeting and universal experiences that happen...

John Diebel's Cut-Paper Collage Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Simple, architectural cut paper collage drawings by John Diebel. Using vintage paper, cardstock, laser-printed image and PVA adhesive on prepared boards, John put together abstracted and stylized city scenes for various gallery shows. John is an experienced illustrator and designer with a strong background in planning, designing, executing and managing graphic assets for interactive multimedia, marketing, packaging and print advertising in Minneapolis, MN.

COSMOS MMXIII: A New Year Calendar from Jorge Fuentes

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
'Cosmos MMXIII is a 2013 calendar consisting of 12 illustrations based on the universe and beyond. It’s high-res and free to download, I’m offering it under a Creative Commons license.' says Jorge Fuentes. Bring in the new year with these gorgeous, cosmic illustrations, one month at a time until the next real apocalypse hits. Happy 2013!!

Circle of Life By Yué Wu

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
  On December 1st 2012 the official launch of Absolut Art-Stream, curated by MADE, occurred. Here is a re-cap from the talented Parisian artist Yué Wu, presenting his unique artwork, “The Circle of Life”, as an installation & animated film. The installation was comprised of 60 white bottles, each of which was hand-drawn on by Yué. The animation “Circle of Life” was put together in sequence, featuring the 60 bottles in a beautiful portrayl of change, growth and rebirth...

I Pity the Fool Not Having a Happy New Years Eve!

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
Hey, sucka! Where's the meat? This sandwich is full of weeds! I ain't eatin' nothing I don't understand! I got no time for the jibba-jabba. I'm on a real short leash here, and I'm tired of your crazy rap! Teachin' fools some basic rules! Life's tough, but I'm tougher! I pity the fool not having a happy new years eve! Illustration by Stanley Chow.

Fabian Ciraolo: Live Forever

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
Fabian Ciraolo is an young illustrator based in Chile. His iconic, galactic portraits often incorporate both contemporary elements including symbolism, band titles and tattoos with popular historical characters.  The result is a timeless mash-up, relating to a wide array of audiences, both youthful and with a knowledge of the past.


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