Mathew Borrett Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
'Born in 1972, I grew up in rural Ontario surrounded by horses and hay, and I'm inconveniently allergic to both. This didn't keep me from constructing elaborate hay forts and a bit of horse riding, but it meant that when the air was particularly heavy with pollen I'd more likely be holed up in my room drawing, building elaborate things with lego, and making primitive computer graphics on my Commodore 64.' Mathew Borrett

Drawings from the Hospital Bed

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There is an obvious antsy, excitable amount of energy and roughness in this short, graphic, slightly insane animation put together with drawings Tim O’Hern made while stuck in a hospital bed. Sometimes being at the mercy of your health isn't necessarily a bad thing, though from the looks of it things can get kind of maddening. Get well soon!

Justin Bartlett: Apparel for a cause

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Black Ink Warlock, a.k.a. Justin Bartlett, applies boundless visual style to depictions of the arcane. His developed portfolio representing clients of various trades exposes an illustrative language often derived from the occult, where theology and religion meet strife. Recently, he put together a t-shirt design called "Treasure" with the help of Shirts and Destroy to help fund his sister's recent battle with cancer- all proceeds go towards alleviating medical costs, please support!

Eerie Entomology

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Serbian illustrator and graphic designer Vladimir Stankovic's strange and inspiring collection of insects almost manage to hide their alien weirdness (an extra eye, an unnaturally bulbous head) beneath the immediate beauty and charm of his drawings. Stankovic is currently working on his master's thesis in Finland, developing his craft and experimenting with new ways to combine traditional and digital illustration media.

Muxxi

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Norma de Leon, AKA Muxxi, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Guatemala City. While still finishing her degree in graphic design she began working as a web designer and illustrator, attracting clients such as Nokia and Mr. Chiizu. Her highly stylized and colorful depictions of surreal worlds filled with imaginary creatures have been exhibited around the world and have appeared in numerous international magazines and publications.

Matt Forsythe

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Matt Forsythe is a Montreal-based cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book artist who recently quit his his day job to become a full-time freelance artist. In 2011 he illustrated a critically acclaimed children's picture book, "My Name is Elizabeth," and for 2012 he has released his second full-length graphic novel, "Jinchalo," a wordless volume of playful, strange, and dreamlike scenes inspired by Korean folk tales.

The Art of Christina Empedocles

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Christina Empedocles was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, earning her BA in Studio Art and Geology from Oberlin College and later her MFA in painting from California College of the Arts. Discovering her love of nature on early morning bird watching trips during elementary school, Empedocles channels that same sense of wonder into her wax pencil drawings of lustrous birds in flight.

The Work of Bruna Canepa

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Bruna Canepa is a Sao Paulo based illustrator specializing in architecturally rendered, geometric plans of dwelling and space travel. Her tedious renderings have the appearance of minimalistic, future blue-prints and have the appeal of modern high-artists of the likes of Richard Tuttle.

Expansive scenes from Vikki Chu

Illustration // Monday, April 16, 2012
Loving these little expansive illustrated scenes full of tiny characters and action by Vikki Chu! Each drawing is like its own little storybook narrative, or full length movie! Rember Where's Waldo?? Vikki's adorable renderings bring us that same excitement and nostalgia from searching through our favorite childhood books.

The Work of Selena Wong

Illustration // Monday, April 16, 2012
Selena Wong is an illustrator and artist, born in Hong Kong under the sign of the twins. Like the urban environment of her place of birth, Selena’s work reflects the petit surroundings, the places tucked away, forgotten, and removed from reality. Interested in superstition, folklore and the fantastical, Selena's meticulously detailed translations of her daydreams and nightmares are both playful and disturbing. She currently works and lives in Toronto with her Netherland dwarf rabbit.

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