Things Get Hairy with John Slaby

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
John Garrett Slaby lives and works in Philadelphia. His paintings are fabricated excerpts from emotional experiences. Broadly recognizable imagery and specific placement of subjects are used as metaphors to articulate a feeling through still life, landscape and portraiture. In this series, billowing locks of hair become a medium through which Slaby's subjects navigate the world and interact with one another.

Essy May's Crystal Visions

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Essy May is a science fantasy artist and print designer based in London. Her digitally colored graphite drawings are steeped in nostalgia and dreaminess, throwbacks to the classic sci-fi aesthetics of the 1980s.

Sandra Angela's Sitcoms

Illustration // Monday, October 22, 2012
Here is a humorous and nostalgic series from Sandra Angela W; naive and raw illus­tra­tions of old Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion shows that are sure to bring back some memories, if not from her illustration style alone. The char­ac­ters she depicts are rec­og­niz­able in a foreign, childlike sort of way, which only adds to her aesthetic. Sandra was born in 1984 in Cloppenburg and studied illustration at the HAW Hamburg.

Allyson Mell­berg Tay­lor

Illustration // Monday, October 22, 2012
Allyson Mell­berg Tay­lor is an artist and illustrator based in Harrisonburg, VA who cre­ates exquisitely bizarre draw­ings. She works closely with her hus­band, Jeremy Tay­lor, and together they run a blog that details projects they work on, focusing on using non-toxic artist materials. A lot of Allyson's drawings involve her own set of characters and animals in sickly situations, or awkward moments.

John Chae's New Levels

Illustration // Monday, October 22, 2012
John Chae was born in the year of the dragon (1988), in Boulder, Colorado but grew up in Seoul, Korea. He studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and moved to Brooklyn after graduating. His relatively new series 'New Levels' is an illustrated mind-warp of techo, anime, hallucinogenic psychedelia.

Beware of a Man's Shadow

Illustration // Monday, October 22, 2012
Beware of a Man’s Shadow is a collection of illustrated work featuring seven of this season’s most playful menswear pieces from artist Tara Dougans. Originally concepted as an ‘animated editorial’ and inspired by the Burmese proverb ‘beware of a man’s shadow and a bee’s sting’, the idea was to juxtapose the subtle stoicism of menswear imagery with a cheeky animated wink...

Things You'd Better Not Mix Up

Illustration // Sunday, October 21, 2012
'Things You'd Better Not Mix Up' is an animated short by Joost Lieuwma featuring a series of humorous scinerios of things and situations that, if approached from an opposite angle, have an obviously funny outcome. Joost Lieuwma graduated in 2005 at the Utrecht School of Arts and is currently working as a freelance animator in Utrecht. 'Things You’d Better Not Mix Up’ is his first independent animation film.

Sverre Malling's Higher Ground

Illustration // Saturday, October 20, 2012
Beautifully rendered illustrated 'Higher Ground' text from Sverre Malling. Drawn completely in graphite pencil, the illustrated letters of Malling are composed of decay, garbage, insects, paraphernalia and all things heavy metal. Sverre was born in 1977 in Oslo, Norway.

Bicycle, Bicycle

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
Bicycle is a giant leporello book drawn by illustrator, art director and master in graphic conception, Ugo Gattoni, and published by Nobrow Press. The original is a 5 meter long drawing about bicycles through the streets of London. It was released earlier this yeat, just in time for the London 2012 Olympics.

Nathan Walker's Alphabetcha

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
“For the longest time I’ve wanted to create the alphabet in my illustration style. Now finally, with time and lots of patience, I can say I have my own alphabet. Much of my inspiration came from watching shows like Ren & Stimpy and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters growing up. I guess the gross and somewhat distorted characters stuck with me. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have in creating it.” Nathan Walker

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