The Work of Marc Johns

Illustration // Friday, March 30, 2012
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, illustrator Marc Johns creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humor. "I generally aim to say as much as possible with as few elements as possible," explains Johns. "I like to create absurd situations by combining things together that don't belong, or imagine what inanimate objects would say if they could speak."

Peter Crawley

Illustration // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Based in the UK, illustrator Peter Crawley specializes in stitched illustrations that are created by hand piercing various stocks of paper with a pin and then stitching the paper with a needle and cotton thread. His first piece was inspired by a road trip across America and his desire to illustrate the journey. These illustrations are held in private collections all over the world, and have been featured in leading art and design publications and exhibitions.

Hydro74

Illustration // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Joshua M. Smith, aka Hydro74, is an illustrator and designer based in Orlando, FL. "Complexity and a fluid organic approach is highly valued in each and every piece," says Smith about his illustration process. "An illustration to me is something that tells a story without words. It builds a bond with the viewer who will either get it or find it horrible, yet the interaction is what is desired when doing a piece."

Wesley Eggebrecht

Illustration // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wesley Eggebrecht is a freelance illustrator and designer based out of Lowell, MA. Raised in the small town of Ellsworth, MI, and surrounded by a family of artists, Eggebrecht discovered his passion for drawing at a young age, later receiving his BFA in Illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  He currently works as the art director and CEO of Phidias Gold, an apparel brand for artists by artists.

Johannes König's 'How Many Moments...'

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Océ and Man roland engaged Johannes König to draw 8 posters based on the quote “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” (Shing Xiong) For this project, he developed an illustrative style combined with analogue textures and put together a preview animation highlighting the various pieces created.

Curated Selection: Gary Taxali

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India in 1968. A year later, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. The encouragement of his parents led Gary to take art classes as a child which eventually led him to pursue an art education. In 1991, he graduated from the Ontario College of Art and immediately began working as a professional illustrator. A few years later, he began showing in various galleries including the Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA...

Curated Selection: Christian Northeast

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Christian Northeast has a long list of likes to complement his graphic illustration work that range from bad printing, the Dada era, Max Ernst, old signs, exploitation movie posters to Russian Constructivism as well as a few dislikes including beaded and airbrushed T-shirts, murder, gangrene, wearing shoes that are 3 sizes too small and The Beach Boys. His work can be seen in numerous publications worldwide.

Curated Selection: Alberto Seveso

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Alberto Seveso is an illustrator living in Rome Italy who combines beautiful vector art, illustration and photography to create stunning pieces that you can stare at for hours. Complex patterns and the simple human form are perfectly complemented in Alberto’s complex, layered work and intricately rendered commercial portrait pieces.

Curated Selection: Marumiyan

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Born 1985, Fukuoka, Japan. Currently living and working in Fukuoka City. Influenced by his father, Marumiyan began to draw pictures in his early childhood. His specialty is collage, made by blending photographs and freehand drawings. He works with various media, such as posters, flyers, packages, websites and CD jackets. He has recently been chosen as one of the ’10 top artists” on the design magazine MdN (Japan).

An Epic Afternoon with Sickboy

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In this short video documentary, director Viktor Vauthier spends a typically chaotic sunday afternoon with acclaimed UK graffiti artist Sickboy as he prepares for his solo show in San Francisco, "Wonder Club" at White Walls Gallery.

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