Quentin Duckit

Illustration // Thursday, April 19, 2012
Born in 1985, Quentin Duckit is a Lyon, France-based artist with a degree in Illustration and Cartooning from the Emile Cohl School of Art. Duckit's approach to image making changed forever after he discovered the art of printmaking, quickly mastering the techniques of screen printing, linocut, and woodblock. He is influenced by medieval art and tarot card art, as well as both English and Spanish press illustrations.

Inside

Illustration // Thursday, April 19, 2012
Directed by Slovenian animator and director Rok Predin, "Inside" is a mesmerizing little video that was created through Trunk Animation studio using Cinema 4D and composited using After Effects. The animation's deceptively simple concept, peeling away the layers of objects to reveal a hidden and unexpected core, slowly builds a strange philosophical depth as its objects and revelations become more abstract and surreal.

Zach Montoya

Illustration // Thursday, April 19, 2012
Zach Montoya is a talented Baltimore, MD based digital illustrator with an interest in the imaginary, night time, songs, sweaters, jeans, falling leaves, sunrise, rain,  concept art, video games, movies, illustration, painting and aged cheddar. Perfect.

Mathew Borrett Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
'Born in 1972, I grew up in rural Ontario surrounded by horses and hay, and I'm inconveniently allergic to both. This didn't keep me from constructing elaborate hay forts and a bit of horse riding, but it meant that when the air was particularly heavy with pollen I'd more likely be holed up in my room drawing, building elaborate things with lego, and making primitive computer graphics on my Commodore 64.' Mathew Borrett

Drawings from the Hospital Bed

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There is an obvious antsy, excitable amount of energy and roughness in this short, graphic, slightly insane animation put together with drawings Tim O’Hern made while stuck in a hospital bed. Sometimes being at the mercy of your health isn't necessarily a bad thing, though from the looks of it things can get kind of maddening. Get well soon!

Justin Bartlett: Apparel for a cause

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Black Ink Warlock, a.k.a. Justin Bartlett, applies boundless visual style to depictions of the arcane. His developed portfolio representing clients of various trades exposes an illustrative language often derived from the occult, where theology and religion meet strife. Recently, he put together a t-shirt design called "Treasure" with the help of Shirts and Destroy to help fund his sister's recent battle with cancer- all proceeds go towards alleviating medical costs, please support!

Eerie Entomology

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Serbian illustrator and graphic designer Vladimir Stankovic's strange and inspiring collection of insects almost manage to hide their alien weirdness (an extra eye, an unnaturally bulbous head) beneath the immediate beauty and charm of his drawings. Stankovic is currently working on his master's thesis in Finland, developing his craft and experimenting with new ways to combine traditional and digital illustration media.

Muxxi

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Norma de Leon, AKA Muxxi, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Guatemala City. While still finishing her degree in graphic design she began working as a web designer and illustrator, attracting clients such as Nokia and Mr. Chiizu. Her highly stylized and colorful depictions of surreal worlds filled with imaginary creatures have been exhibited around the world and have appeared in numerous international magazines and publications.

Matt Forsythe

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Matt Forsythe is a Montreal-based cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book artist who recently quit his his day job to become a full-time freelance artist. In 2011 he illustrated a critically acclaimed children's picture book, "My Name is Elizabeth," and for 2012 he has released his second full-length graphic novel, "Jinchalo," a wordless volume of playful, strange, and dreamlike scenes inspired by Korean folk tales.

The Art of Christina Empedocles

Illustration // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Christina Empedocles was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, earning her BA in Studio Art and Geology from Oberlin College and later her MFA in painting from California College of the Arts. Discovering her love of nature on early morning bird watching trips during elementary school, Empedocles channels that same sense of wonder into her wax pencil drawings of lustrous birds in flight.

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