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.'

Early works by Stephanie Brown

Illustration // Thursday, August 02, 2012
  Stephanie Brown is a Chicago-based artist and tattooist. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. These earlier works by Ms. Brown show off her fondness for layering and doubles. We're especially impressed by her seamless synthesis of figural and abstract forms.

Works by Megan Diddie

Illustration // Thursday, August 02, 2012
  Megan Diddie's delicately rendered pieces investigate the intimate relationship between humans and nature. Bodies interlace and intertwine with plants, insects, and one another in splendorous displays of color and texture. Diddie's works inhabit the tenuous line between life and death, growth and decay.

Forming and Fragmenting with André Wee

Illustration // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
André Wee is a soon-to-be twenty three year old Illustrator and Visual artist from Singapore. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. 'Forming and Fragmenting' is a series of portraits that exist in an eternal state of transition. It is uncertain whether these figures are in the process of “forming” or “fragmenting” due their occupation of this liminal state...

Amazing Charcoal Rope Series

Illustration // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
'I chose imagery of knotted or twisted rope to help me describe the felt but unexpressed visceral world of the mind/body. These surrogate “bodies” seemed fitting metaphors for the tension, frayed nerves and entanglements that we inevitably experience as human beings. Use of distortion and exaggerated scale help evoke less pedestrian associations with my subject while enticing viewers to linger with the sensual qualities of surface and medium.' - Huguette Despault

Obery Nicolas's Black & White Work

Illustration // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Obery Nicolas digitally illustrates these wild and striking images. Obery is a French graphic designer and art director who is especially detailed oriented and has done work for clients range from Nestle to Lancome.

Toyin Odutola

Illustration // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
'Where some may see flat, static narratives, I see a spectrum of tonal gradations and realities. What I am creating is literally black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink. I'm looking for that in-between state in an individual where the overarching definition is lost. Skin as geography is the terrain I expand by emphasizing the specificity of blackness, where an individual’s subjectivity, various realities and experiences can be drawn onto the diverse topography of the epidermis...'

Charis Tsevis: London Olympics 2012

Illustration // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Athens, Greece-based visual designer Charis Tsevis has just released some incredible work created for Yahoo!'s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic games. Tsevis depicts "once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen every four years."  for three different sports (diving, gymnastics and running) with an extra image for running to represent celebration and victory. Gorgeous movement through geometry.

Derrick Castle is Straw Castle

Illustration // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  Derrick Castle is an illustrator based in Nashville, Tennessee. His design moniker Straw Castle began as a small independent clothing line which has since expanded to cater to high profile clients like Van Halen, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard, and Ted Nugent. Castle is especially skilled as a printmaker, demonstrating a sophisticated knowledge of traditional block printing techniques...

Money Bunny Blues

Illustration // Monday, July 30, 2012
Money Bunny Blues is a delightful stop motion animation by Ellen Coons of Detroit's College for Creative Studies that embraces the quirky imperfections of the medium through the use of intricately designed handmade sets and characters created with common household objects. Built around a whimsical song composed by Coons in the midst of financial uncertainty, this short film is guaranteed to make you smile.

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