Sugar Coated Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sugar Coated aka Fredy Santiago is a Holland, Michigan based illustrator. His work is inspired by street art and video games and is richly colorful and dynamic, conveying his graphic message; art will kill the war. Discover more of his work on his own website.

Trash Talk and Jay Howell

Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Slander from Trash Talk's Awake EP is a new piece of animation, Art Directed and illustrated by LA based artist Jay Howell and Directed and Animated by Jim Dirschberger. Partyyyyyy!!!

Soundless Horror

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Russian illustrator Skirill creates masterful, detailed works that could be described as something between the masterful etching and lithograph work of Gustave Dore, H.R. Geiger's greusome portraits and a metal-worshipping modern day graphic artist.

Two Against One

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
'It’s almost a guarantee that every time Philly-based Anthony Francisco Schepperd creates a piece of animation, it’s going to be more incredible than the time before. I don’t know how he keeps topping himself, but the guy is a one-man animation monster. He delivers again with stunning drawn animation on “Two Against One,” a music video he co-directed with Chris Milk for Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi.'

The Work of Melissa Cooke

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Melissa Cooke received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her powdered graphite works explore themes of beauty, fantasy, violence, and identity, with the artist casting herself as subject in a myriad of thematic scenarios. Her work confronts the viewer, both with scale and stirring reflections of relationships, sexuality, and gender.

Rumpus Animation

Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In 1883 leading Victorian Explorator , Bertram Fiddle got lost on his way to the Society of Adventuresome Gentlemen's annual conference in Great Yarmouth. He was never seen again.... until 9 years later, when he returned to London with tales of strange and backward country full of incredible animals and downright miserable natives.

Neck Face

Illustration // Monday, January 16, 2012
Based in NYC, Neck Face is an artist who manages to imbue humor into violence, locate amusement in horror, and take pleasure in rattling nerves. His work is simultaneously sinister and grim, genuine and playful, toying with the sacrilegious, antagonizing phobias, and triggering insecurities, all with a measure of ambivalence. His distinctive style straddles the line between reckless and deliberate, yet always maintains a sense of immediacy.

Rona Binay

Illustration // Monday, January 16, 2012
Based in Istanbul, Turkey, illustrator Rona Binay's simple and dynamic series, "Cut," explores the tension between fragility and flexibility in the human body. Binay's delicate illustrations touch upon the astonishing change between a raw, untouched body and one that has been "worked on" with great patience and care to create the limberness of acrobats, athletes, and dancers.

The Three Caballeros

Illustration // Monday, January 16, 2012
Check out this scathingly witty review on the 1944 Walt Disney animated feature, "The Three Caballeros," written by former New Yorker drama critic Wolcott Gibbs in 1945. In Gibbs' glib analysis, he describes the feature as a "mixture of atrocious taste, bogus mysticism, and authentic fantasy." In other words, entertainment gold.

Veronique Meignaud

Illustration // Monday, January 16, 2012
Currently living on Montreal, Véronique Meignaud was born in France in 1984. After two years of training at the Emil Cohl School of Art, Meignaud started working for game studios such as Electronic Arts and Darkworks, as well as for Nike and Marc Eko. Never one to be inactive, her free time seems to merely represent endless opportunities to explore her craft further.

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