Rupert Smissen

Illustration // Monday, August 06, 2012
Rupert Smissen is an illustrator currently living and studying at Norwich University College of Art in England. With pencil in hand, Smissen renders the complex shapes and patterns of nature, intensifying their impact through his emphasis on capturing the spaces between the lines. His careful balance of light and shadow infuses his work with a haunting and surreal quality that leaves an indelible impression.

David S. Goodsell's Biomolecular Art

Illustration // Monday, August 06, 2012
Art and science elegantly converge in David S. Goodsell's striking biomolecular illustrations. "Biological systems are a source of constant amazement for me," says the artist and Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Using a combination of hand-drawn and computer graphics illustrations, Goodsell reveals an invisible world that is as intellectually astounding as it is visually captivating.

Ink Illustrations by Erica Williams

Illustration // Sunday, August 05, 2012
'Erica Williams is an artist and illustrator from Colorado who currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys collecting beautiful images, books, music, and cats (mostly the cats). Her illustrations combine fine art, design, and a love of nature into a subtle and sometimes dark fantasy realm inhabited by creatures and persons from various myth or lore. She takes much of her inspiration from gig and movie posters, album art, photography, dystopian movies, and books.'

"Nostalgia" Featuring The Art of Shawn McKinney

Illustration // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Arbor Collective artist Shawn McKinney discusses his love of motorcycles, outlaw culture, and his skateboard collaboration with Kody Noble. This video is the second in a series of artist profile pieces to be released throughout 2012.

Getting Hairy with Lara Mendes

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
Lara Mendes' fine linework is perfectly suited to her representation of what seems to be a favorite subject - hair. We like this small series of freehand black and white illustrations done on a Wacom tablet. Mendes is an illustrator, designer and 2D animator from Porto, Portugal.

Steve Scott for Led Zeppelin

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
These gorgeously animated concert graphics were created for the Led Zeppelin re-union concert for the track Kashmir by Steve Scott, a London based animation director and illustrator. Setting these beautiful visuals to something as epic as the music of Zeppelin adds another level of sensory stimulation to both pieces.

'Loved and Labored' by Shoey Nam

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
  "‘Loved and Labored’ is an open project that required one to extensively explore personal interest. I decided to produce series of portraiture pieces to scrutinize my curiosity of people’s faces as I think each tell a story of their own. I chose to illustrate a set of literature figures, as writers have the tendency to carry a certain haggardness and cynicism of the world on their faces, which are often reflected in their words..."

Works by Sean Wei

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
  Shih-Po (Sean) Wei's illustrations of shrieking dragons and demonheads are electrified by their dynamic compositions and hallucinatory color palettes. Wei is a commercial designer, illustrator and graffiti artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. He is chief designer of Love Attack Design Co. Outside of commercial design, Wei is deeply passionate about street and sub- cultures.

Cole Gerst @ Rare Device

Illustration // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Cole Gerst's solo show 'Nature Designs Itself' opens tonight at Rare Device in San Francisco and runs through through Aug 31. Cole Gerst is an award winning art director, graphic designer, illustrator & painter. Gerst's paintings have been shown worldwide in both group and solo shows. His work is highly influenced by his surroundings and have a "man vs. nature" theme. He is influenced by having grown up in the south...

Alfred Steiner's Illustrative Surgery

Illustration // Thursday, August 02, 2012
'In his watercolour and pen work, artist Alred Steiner becomes a sick and twisted surgeon, turning all manner of body parts, animals and objects - such as space craft, turds, strawberries and camels - into beautiful but rather disturbing renderings of memorable and famous cartoon characters such. Steiner forces us to accept the things that popular culture often hides and tries to forget about.'