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.

Jake Evans' Experimental Sketches

Illustration // Monday, September 24, 2012
In this ongoing series of abstract visual experiments, designer and artist Jake Evans wholeheartedly embraces the freedom of expression a sketchbook can provide, whether fleeting impressions of color, kernels of aesthetic concepts, or snippets of shapes and compositions. It's an intimate glance into Evans' unique creative process, a seemingly chaotic yet captivating snapshot of the artist's mind at work.

Work by Siggi Odds

Illustration // Sunday, September 23, 2012
Siggi Odds was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1985, but spent a large part of his childhood in Vancouver, Canada. He graduated with a B.A. degree in graphic design/communication arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland in the spring of 2008. 'I enjoy design, type and illustration, working primarily with people in the music, fashion and arts industries as well as making identities for businesses/people whose vision I can relate to.' states Siggi

Ben the Illustrator

Illustration // Saturday, September 22, 2012
'My professional work is deeply related to my passion for our fascinating environments, and the emotions evoked by them. I aim to translate my feelings into visual artwork. I like to excite and inspire, to feed people fresh air and fresh surroundings. Good places make people feel good. That is why I am an illustrator.' -Ben O'Brien  

Tissue Series

Illustration // Friday, September 21, 2012
Lisa Nilsson creates illustrations using tissue paper in extremely intricate and awe-inspiring ways. She says of her process, "These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree."  

Jean Giraud's Comics

Illustration // Friday, September 21, 2012
'Jean Jean Henri Gaston Giraud  (May 1938 – March 2012) was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessinées. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir.Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal almost abstract style.'  

Covers by John Paul Thurlow

Illustration // Friday, September 21, 2012
Brooklyn based John Paul Thurlow has a talent for drawing quite realistic portraits and it is certainly evident in these illustrated magazine covers he has created. Using pencil, John Paul recreates the faces of fashion and lifestyle magazines with his own unique twist.  

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