Allan Innman's Lego-scapes

Illustration // Thursday, September 27, 2012
'My current series of work explores the idea of evoking nostalgia through the depiction of toys. As I grow older, I see it fit to immortalize these forgotten objects from my childhood into paintings. The paintings serve as a retrospective of my lost youth. They are the embodiment of a sacred time in my life and many other people’s lives when there are no responsibilities or pressures. My crossing over from childhood to adulthood has left me with a longing for the easy life...'

Francis Minoza: Nicebleed

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The work of illustrator and designer Francis Minoza is filled with dark humor, bits of pop-culture references and icons, wit and the occasional gore. His beautiful, minimally designed illustrations are smart, forward and original, combining traditional and digital media.

Nick Blazey

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The talents of young artist and illustrator Nick Blazey can be seen in his varied ink and watercolor work, depicting creepy mythical beasts and realistic nature studies. As a working creative, Nick displays the process of his work, from pencil sketches to finished pieces, showing occasionally in the UK.

Kyle Stecker Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This rendering of Tom Waits was created by artist and illustrator Kyle Stecker (for Ammo Magazine). Stecker is located in Brooklyn, New York and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and American Illustration. Some of his clients include: Plansponser, Time Out Chicago, Total Guitar, Grantland, The Dallas Observer, Mountain Biking UK, Dirtrag, Bicycle Times and Backpacker Magazine.

Works by Jeremy Enecio

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Born in Ormoc City, Philippines, Jeremy Enecio moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2008, he received his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance illustrator. Eerie and atmospheric, Enecio's digital works are characterized by his painterly touch and an aptitude for storytelling.

'The Boat' by Sam Alden

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's a short but (bitter)sweet comic called 'The Boat' by Sam Alden. Alden is 23 and lives in Portland, Oregon. He helms Gingerland Comics and is currently working on an epic-length graphic novel about middle school.

Jean de Wet

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jean de Wet is an artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. Inspired by things that have either a confounding or mysterious nature about them, it's hard not to get lost in the detailed markmaking of de Wet's visual narratives. 'Some recurring elements in Jean's work are: (in no particular order) abandoned houses, the unknown, mutation, the cosmos, hybrid creatures, monsters, haunted houses...'

It's Such A Beautiful Day

Illustration // Monday, September 24, 2012
Cult animator Don Hertzfeldt (of "Rejection" fame) is back with a new feature-length animation. A dark and comedic blend of traditional techniques, experimental effects, and digital processes, "It's Such A Beautiful Day" is being distributed by Hertzfeldt himself and will be screened in Portland, NYC, and Chicago, among other major cities, in the coming months. Get a glimpse of the film in this short and provocative trailer.

Photorealist Glennray Tutor

Illustration // Monday, September 24, 2012
Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Glennray Tutor is an American painter best known for his incredible photorealistic paintings, suffused with bright colors and nostalgic themes. Part of the Photorealism art movement, Tutor's work is featured in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, and has been displayed alongside such esteemed artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Totems by Alain Delorme

Illustration // Monday, September 24, 2012
The social and economic paradoxes of modern Shanghai are presented in Alain Delorme's "Totems." This series of exaggerated photographs, manipulated through photoshop, depicts the reality of the low-wage workers who toil at the bottom rung while Shanghai expands around them. In the midst of rising skyscrapers and exploding wealth, they are left to carry the ever-increasing weight of the city's market demands.

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