Henrietta Harris

Illustration // Thursday, June 07, 2012
'Since graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University of Technology, Henrietta Harris has steadily built up a name for herself as a solid New Zealand illustrator. She has skilfully hand-drawn hands, faces, brains, glaciers and at least seven other Categories of Things, many of which have appeared on canvases in shows all over New Zealand, Australia, London and New York.'

The Intricate illustration work of David V. D'Andrea

Illustration // Thursday, June 07, 2012
'Illustrator David V. D'Andrea’s work is iconic, dark, intricate, and beautiful. His illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges. He draws from a variety of themes – the shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books: almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias, and other esoteric visual references, all looking as if they had been rescued from a medieval basement.'

MEHRETU'S Densley-Layered Abstractions

Illustration // Thursday, June 07, 2012
Julie Mehretu (born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an artist, best known for her densely-layered abstract illustrative paintings and prints. She lives and works in New York City. 'I think of my abstract mark-making as a type of sign lexicon, signifier, or language for characters that hold identity and have social agency. The characters in my maps plotted, journeyed, evolved, and built civilisations...

Paul Noble's Intricate Mazes

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
During the last six years, British artist Paul Noble has invented a city. Named for its creator, Nobson Newtown comprises extremely large and meticulously crafted pencil drawings, each depicting a different building or location within Noble’s fictitious industrial town built on the edge of a forest. Although they are precisely rendered in realistic detail, Noble’s creations are much more than a feat in naturalistic representation...

Seed & Pulp at 3S Artspace

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
This past Friday was special night out in Portsmouth, NH. It marked the first opening of the Seed & Pulp show for Store Gallery at 3S Artspace. Guest curated by the one and only Dylan Haigh – it brought together illustrators and printmakers from around the world to show off the hand-touched medium. It took a couple of months of blood, sweat and freak outs to get this off the ground and ready for the First Friday Art walk in town but the show was a complete pizza pizza.

Folklore and Magick: Glyn Smith Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
'Whether it's designing an album cover, drawing a t-shirt or printing a poster, I take influence from a wide variety of sources, both ancient and modern. In particular, I find myself drawn to imagery and themes prevalent in the worlds of folklore, magick and Forteana, as well as more classical influences. I use a range of techniques encompassing both traditional and digital media, but also enjoy the art of printmaking, particularly screenprinting.' Glyn Smith

John Berkey's Epic Universe

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
John Berkey (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008) was an artist known for his epic space and science fiction-themed illustration works. Some of Berkey's best-known work includes much of the original poster art for the Star Wars trilogy, the poster for the 70s re-make of King Kong and also the "Old Elvis Stamp". He worked as a freelance artist from the 1960s, after an eight-year stint at a St. Paul, Minnesota advertising agency. He resided in Shorewood, Minnesota.

Richey Beckett Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
'I can’t stress enough just how important the preparation is, sometimes. I’ll spend more time on that than the illustration. I’ll create collage sheets for each project, either for reference or just a collection of imagery that has the right feel and atmosphere, and then I’ll surround myself with that whilst I work. Symbolism is not only important, but also interesting, and I enjoy using a project as a catalyst to discover new things...' Richey Beckett

Anatoly Fomenko's Abstract Mathematics

Illustration // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Anatoly Fomenko, a Soviet and Russian mathematician born in 1945, feels the need for expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Not only have his images filled pages of some of his own books on geometry, but they have also been chosen to illustrate books on other subjects by many other mathematicians...

Diana Lange: Nature of Code

Illustration // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Diana Lange has created a processing application that searches for images on Flickr and creates these beautiful compositions based on the color data of the image. 'This little program looks for photos on flickr by a given search word. Afterwards, the colors of the photos are analyzed. The color itself gets detected and how often each color is found. This data is the foundation of every stem. Each segment represents one color of the photo, the diameter shows the quantity...'

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