The Art of Break Dancing

Illustration // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Florian Nicolle's series 'Break Dance - Volnorez' applies a geometric lens to the movements of break dancers, tracking angles, tangents and mathematical formulas to annotate the gravity-defying maneuvers. Nicolle's gestural splashes of watercolor and splatters of ink add dynamism and spontaneity, bringing his subjects' poses to life. He is based in Caen, France.

Posters from Viral Graphics

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Viral Graphics is the Athens-based collaborative project between Alexandros Pyromallis and Konstantinos Psichas. Incorporating original types into their graphic images, the duo creates highly collectible gig posters that simultaneously represent their clients' aesthetics and serve as covet-able artworks. (You can also buy them!)

Illustrations from Tuomas Ikonen

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Tuomas Ikonen is a Helsinki-based illustrator whose dynamic and colorful works are often brimming with monsters, snakes, and oddities galore. His affinity for graphic design shows through fun illustrations that clearly convey a narrative. We've got a gallery of his work for your enjoyment after the jump.

The Varied Works of Saddo

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Saddo is a Romanian illustrator and muralist. Blending stylized forms with media ranging from wood panels to oil paint, Saddo creates allegorical and spiritually charged imagery with a folk art aesthetic. Saddo's illustrations--inspired by horror and sci-fi imagery from his childhood--combine a number of influences, from the Flemish masters to street art, into alluring compositions.  

Julian Callos' Disorienting Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Julian Callos is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. Interested in nature, folklore, death and the "allure of the unknown," he creates cinematic and sometimes jarringly  dreamlike illustrations of people seemly lost in their own minds. Callos works in both two- and three-dimensional media and draws heavily from pop culture; to see more, check out his blog.

Timothy Karpinski & Brooke Weeber @ Compound Gallery, Portland

Illustration // Saturday, November 17, 2012
Portland illustrators Timothy Karpinski and Brooke Weeber just opened their newest show "The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up" at Compound Gallery. Their brightly colored, graphic illustrations (and installations) feel both nostalgic and immersive, and we wish we were in Portland to see the show in person! But for now, we have a few pictures to whet your palette.  

Illustrations by Muralist, Aryz

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Best known for his incredible street murals, Juxtapoz favorite Aryz is equally impressive on a smaller scale with his digital illustrations. The young Spanish street artist enjoys putting skeletons in strange situations, maintaining his distinctive color palette and keen eye for detail. Aryz is based in Barcelona.

New Work from the Low Bros

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
The Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. They currently live and work in Berlin. When they were children the two brothers loved to draw and invented their own little stories and fantasy worlds while playing in the backyard or roaming in the countryside. You’ll still find both influences, the urban and natural, in their work today. They later started to paint graffiti, co-founding a crew called "The Weird"...

Amélie Falière

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Here's one to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Amélie Falière's vibrant colors and simplified retro style definitely lend themselves to the whimsy of her children's book illustrations. Falière lives and works in Paris, France.

Artwork by Joshua Brettell

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Joshua Brettell is the drummer for metal band ILSA, and the artwork he creates for the band's releases, full of shrieking skulls, bats and things that go bump in the night, is fittingly dark and ominous. Frightening subject matter aside, Brettell's black and white drawings make an impact with their fine linework and striking compositions. Brettell is based in Hyattsville, Maryland.

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