Mimi Leung's Explosion of Color

Illustration // Monday, August 27, 2012
Mimi Leung is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who loves color, fun, and movement. Since her first solo exhibition in 2008, Leung has been making a real impact with her explosively colorful and infectiously playful illustrations."I want my work to hit people full-on straight away," says Leung, "but also have the thoughts and detail to sustain interest in the long run."  

Illustrations by Ricardo Fumanal

Illustration // Sunday, August 26, 2012
We were doing some research last night on illustrators, and came across the great works of London-based, Ricardo Fumanal, who is almost more of a surrealist than any genre we could define. Sometimes, a good graphite sureal scene is just what we need in the morning. 

New Works From Brendan Monroe

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Brendan Monroe currently lives and works in Oakland, California. His interpretations of the world are mostly rooted in science then executed through painting and sculpting. Brendan feels these are the best ways for him to communicate, but always enjoys making other things as well. He recently updated his website with some new works, including this collaboration with another Juxtapoz favorite, Mars-1.

Illustrations by Dan-ah Kim

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are delicate, full of texture, patterns and minute details. The loveliness and preciousness of her picture book-like illustrations are met with hints of darkness, solitude and a certain air of gravitas. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she currently makes art and works in film and television.

Time-Lapse Video by Marc Scheff

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Marc Scheff is an illustrator with a degree in Computer Science and a background working in the gaming industry. His digital paintings behold a rough, gestural touch that lend them a certain hand-made quality. Here's a great time-lapse video of his portrait of R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe that offers some insight into Scheff's artistic process.

Artist Wallpapers From Poolga

Illustration // Thursday, August 23, 2012
  Poolga came to life in 2007 when founder Juan Carlos Cammaert got his hands on the (then) revolutionary iPhone. Frustrated by the lack of decent wallpapers out there, he struck upon the idea of showcasing established and up-and-coming illustrators by distributing their work for use on mobile devices. Today, Poolga is one of the few online outlets flying the flag for good quality imagery – no cheesy landscapes, scantily clad babes or muscle cars here!

Benjamin Jean Jean for Desillusion

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Desillusion Magazine teamed up with Benjamin Jean Jean, a French artist who's into just about everything ( Photography - Drawing - Design ) and who is surrounded by an extremely dreamlike and mystical world. This association gave way to the creation of a highly atypical surfboard. Inspired by the mag's motto "Death of cool', Benjamin Jean Jean created more than fifty illustrations, each one unique, and then shaped the whole thing himself...

The Creepy Carrots Zone

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A bizarre animated video from illustrator Peter Brown, as he gives an inside look at the art he created for CREEPY CARROTS!, a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds, and published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Remember how the Twilight Zone used to haunt my dreams?? Yeah, its kind of like that....

Eugene Plotnikov

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Eugene Plotnikov is 18 and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently studying Communication Design at RMIT. Eugene would describe his work as a dark, twisted reflection of self, each individual piece mirroring a part of himself. His creations also narrate the words he knows not to exist, and describe how he feels, his interactions with other people and often questioning perception, morality, fear and death.

Daren Newman

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Daren Newman is an illustrator and typographer based in Manchester, UK. He creates beautiful hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works, incorporating illustrations into his type work. If you love typography this will surely be and inspiration for you.

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