Stella Lee's Strands

Illustration // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Stella Lee was raised in Dallas and is currently in NYC with a Parsons Illustration BFA '10. She really loves cafes, hexagons, and details- especially the intricate kind found in countless strands of braided hair, and endless lengths of silken manes. Beautiful series by this young illustrator and designer.

The Work of Chelsea Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Women are usually the main subjects of Chelsea Brown's works as well as Native American culture. She combined those two strong influences to create portraits of women who draw their power from the nature and are able to thrive on it. These beautiful warrior princesses are represented alongside polar bears and wolves wearing bones and skins as psychic talismans.

Leo Eguiarte

Illustration // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles-based painter, illustrator and a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. Here are a series of images by Leo that he has created using mixed media on cir­cuit panels. The result is a future forward, painted illustration that we are still trying to wrap our heads around...

Brian Scott Campbell

Illustration // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Living and working in Brooklyn, NY - Brian Scott Campell's drawings depict a disorienting combination of both interior and exterior space. In an exploration of both individual memory and collective history, personal symbols are merged with an expansive stream of familiar forms.

Steinlen's Cats

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 - 1923) was a Swiss-born, Parisian-based art nouveau painter and printmaker with a lifelong obsession with cats. His best known work, "Le Chat Noir," is ubiquitous in poster shops across France and the US, and during his lifetime he produced hundreds of paintings, sketches, and engravings of his beloved felines.

Julia Pott's Belly

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
Julia Pott does it again. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and animator has garnered critical acclaim for her simple and affecting animated shorts, including her latest, Belly. An official selection for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Belly is a beautifully dark coming of age story that is sure to delight and move you.

Drawing With Thread

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
In a short video documenting her 2011 commissioned installation at the Shire Hall Gallery, UK-based artist Debbie Smyth discusses her process and inspiration for her embroidered illustrations. Through meticulously lifting, stretching, tightening, and pinning threads to add or decrease tension, Smyth has developed a unique style that lies somewhere between fine art and textile craft.

Matei Apostolescu

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
Matei Apostolescu is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania. He uses a wide variety of materials to create his vibrant psychedelic images, ranging from pencil to markers, to spray paint to Photoshop. Apostolescu tries to keep his work as loose and spontaneous as possible, which is fully reflected in his work's distinctive visual energy and exuberance.  

The Surreal Psychedelic World of Michael Birnstingl

Illustration // Sunday, August 12, 2012
  Michael Birnstingl is an artist and graphic designer based in Graz, Austria. He works predominately in color pencil to create works inspired by the fantastical, surreal and dream-like. He specializes in strange juxtapositions of bodily, natural and manmade worlds in electrifying color. Birnstingl is also interested in cartooning and portraiture.

Illustrations by Chris B. Murray

Illustration // Saturday, August 11, 2012
'Chris B. Murray grew up in upstate New York, where he discovered marvelous uses of color in comics, graffiti, and childrens’ books. He created his first storybook in high school and has been illustrating and painting commercially ever since.'

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