Eric Petersen's Vintage Subconscious

Illustration // Monday, December 03, 2012
'My style is influenced by instructional graphics and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.' Eric Petersen

‘Dreams Towards Reality’ by Andrew Hem

Illustration // Sunday, December 02, 2012
Andrew Hem's introspective, otherworldly paintings and sketches explore realities one step away from our everyday waking life. What if our thoughts flickered across the surface of our skin like ephemeral silent movies? What if spirits walked among us, trying to find their path? What if there were no racism, and even the most outlandish people were accepted? What if the children of Andrew's native land had been allowed to live in peace and thrive?

Ramona Ring's Dream World

Illustration // Friday, November 30, 2012
Ramona Ring is an illustration and design student currently finishing up her degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany. Her illustrative touch is delicate and airy, a fitting style for her drawings of surreal dreamscapes. Ring uses a combination of traditional and digital techniques to create her works. Strongly influenced by literature, she also admires the work of artists like Mario Wagner, Julien Pacaud, and Andrew Zbihlyj.

Anthony Goicolea's Pathetic Fallacy

Illustration // Friday, November 30, 2012
Born in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, Anthony Goicolea is a first-generation Cuban American artist now living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Pathetic Fallacy is a collection of graphite drawings on layered mylar and large scale digitally composited photographs. The term “pathetic fallacy,” coined by John Ruskin in Modern Painters (1856), describes the treatment of inanimate objects and places as if they had human feelings, thoughts or sensations...

Sebastien Cuypers' Bones Brigade

Illustration // Friday, November 30, 2012
With his 'Bones Brigade' series, french art director and illustrator Sebastien Cuypers proves cool never dies, creating a cast of hipster skeletons. Born in 1980, Cuypers started drawing early in his childhood. He adds elements of typography to his works which add to the overall image but simultaneously act as an autonomous and stand-alone features of the layout...

Linn Olofsdotter's World in Bloom

Illustration // Friday, November 30, 2012
Linn Olofsdotter's fascination with organic forms takes center stage in her efflorescent illustrations. Colorful blossoms emerge and set themselves apart from a pervasive dullness and darkness, a tension which crops up again and again throughout Olfsdotter's body of work. Hailing from Sweden, Olofsdotter explored many mediums before solidifying her career in the illustration field...

Travis Louie's Twisted Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Travis Louie is a New York painter who takes inspiration from Victorian portraits, mythical beings, and various oddities. Many of his sepia portraits are accompanied by stories of their sitters, for example: "Gordon six eyes lived in his parents' basement until his six eyes became highly fashionable and his anger at the outside world had subsided to a level of extreme indifference..." More after the jump.

Merjin Hos's Subdued Collages

Illustration // Thursday, November 29, 2012
With a remarkable ability to switch up his style from funky cartoons to quiet, graphic collages, Utrecht-based illustrator Merjin Hos has created incredible bodies of artwork for everyone from the New York Times to Converse to Dazed & Confused. This beautiful collage series for Please! Magazine's 5th Anniversary issue was based on the photographs of Camilla Armbrust.

James Lee's Figures

Illustration // Thursday, November 29, 2012
James Lee is a Taiwanese and Canadian illustrator and designer. Focusing mainly on the human figure, Lee creates dynamic images by mixing the linear precision of a pen or ink with bright and gestural paint strokes. His works are complex and full of energy, allowing for both a clear focal point and fantastic expanses of color for viewers to dive into.

Zdzis?aw Beksi?ski's Ghostly Worlds

Illustration // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Zdzis?aw Beksi?ski (1929-2005) was a Polish painter and an iconic figure in Polish contemporary art. This gallery of paintings, from his "fantastic" period, includes vast misty abandoned landscapes and seemingly endless fields of gravestones. The immense grandeur and infiniteness of the landscapes contrasts with the clear allusion to mortality and finality in his works, forcing a viewer to ponder whether death is truly an end.

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