Luca Barcelona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
As an art form, calligraphy can be defined as the communication of beauty through lettering, a creative articulation of writing that takes both expressivity and skill. Modern calligraphic work ranges from utilitarian hand-lettered inscriptions to pieces of fine art, where the handwritten mark might interfere with its own legibility or compliment the functionality of its letters. Luca Barcelona holds a dedication to this craft, reinventing letterforms with his signature style while honoring and incorporating a classical basis of hand-rendered traditions...

New Work By Sterling Bartlett

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
Drawing upon an authoritative understanding of fringe cultural mythologies, Sterling Bartlett has crafted a meticulous visual language loaded with double entendre and pictorial pun. Street wear, skate, recording artists, and multinational corporations alike have called upon him to solve visual problems and lend cache...

Tyler Keeton Robbins

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
Multidisciplinary, self-taught, and always evolving, Tyler consistently maintains a heavy illustrative style that transcends his medium of choice. Growing up on the Pacific Northwest and coming of age during the 90’s, Tyler drew inspiration from both the art and culture of the surrounding First Nations and the artists that fueled the second-wave skateboarding subculture...

Interview: Artist Eric Petersen’s Strange Design

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
The characters in the work of illustrator Eric Petersen inhabit an alien landscape of strange routine. These players, empty-eyed and remote, move through Petersen’s incredibly tight and eerie compositions in simple interactions — on the subway. Swimming. At a desk. His work is deliberate in perspective and its total lack of detail...

Boneface 2014

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
Out of the 90's came a time where comics were rich and unabashedly bold, where we could crimp the hair of our Furbees while listening to Spice World and sorting our Pokemon cards. It was out of this generation that the artist Boneface evolved- a product of this slime-induced, comic-book culture, both embracing and rebelling against all of it with an angsty infatuation...

Female Movements by Taron Jordan

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Taron Jordan aka 'Cone Bread' is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. His style consists of organic, decorative movements and is highly influenced by the female form.  He explains his work saying...

Of The Dirt, Of The Wood: Richey Beckett

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
UK based artist Richey Beckett‘s tools are paper and pen. Pencil. Eraser. Nothing more. Yet with those simple things he is able to construct drawings of intricate depth. His work feels ancient — like lost etchings or drawings in an illuminated book. His style is deliberate. Impeccably crafted...

Laurie Lipton: Santa Muerte

Illustration // Thursday, September 25, 2014
Laurie Lipton's extreme dedication to her work has allowed her to lead a life led by her art. It is a consuming reality, fully devoted to creation, and one of tremendous habitual focus. Lipton's work is an entry point into her mind and her experience, drawing from her upbringing and what currently compels her. She leads a life of near solitude, enjoying every moment spent with her work, and it is in the unparalleled intricacies of her creations that one can easily define her as an accomplished modern-day master...

Cynicism, Baseball & Bill Murray: Oliver Barrett

Illustration // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Illustrator Oliver Barrett is from Cleveland, Ohio. A city I’ve never been to, but when discussing Barrett’s work it feels important to mention it all the same. He’s a creature of his environment, proud and questioning of the city and its citizens — a skilled observer and narrator of his hometown...

John Baizley and Baroness

Illustration // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The depth of John Baizley's ambitious talent is immeasurable by any terms I'm familiar with. To comprehend his somewhat mysterious, and purposefully private existence in the public art realm, one must first appreciate the demanded effort it may take to physically seek it out...


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