Joel Benjamin

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Joel Benjamin is a UK based Illustrator living in Norwich City. His work largely centres around man and beasts relation to the great outdoors. He reads a lot of comics, drinks a lot of tea and rides a lot of bike.

Mirai Mizue's JAM

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Japanese animator Mirai Mizue is an undisputed master of abstract animation. His hypnotic creations plunge the viewer into a visual chaos that is nearly seizure inducing. JAM is based on the simple concept that the increasingly varied the sounds, the greater the number of creatures that appear, eventually overflowing the screen with frantic movement.

Luke Jinks

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Luke Jinks is a UK-based illustrator and tattoo artist. His bold and lively work draws influence from folklore, tales from the past, and traditional western tattoo culture. Jinks studied Illustration at the University of West England in Bristol, and is currently a tattoo apprentice at Infinite Ink tattoo studio near Birmingham.

Vibrancy from the Ukraine

Illustration // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
It takes a certain skill and deep understanding of color and balance to be able to create works with a super-saturated, lush, vibrant palette with a surrealist approach. Hailing from the Ukraine, Tanya has created a signature style based off of this visual richness.

The work of Thailand's Tarin Yuangtrakul

Illustration // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Great. A 19 year old child prodigy out of Thailand by the name of Tarin Yuangtrakul is schooling ALL of us when it comes to his fluid, surrealist illustration and design work. His gorgeous illustrations hold a sense of maturity that are well beyond his young age. Keep an eye on Tarin's work, he's already at the top of his game.

Alienatio

Illustration // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Diego Zucchi and Fabio Bozzetto of the italian animation house Alienatio brings us an enchanting holiday card featuring strange and charming beasts that roam the forests and fields of our imagination. Enjoy the last days of 2011!

Jessica Eastburn

Illustration // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
"I make drawings that mimic the digitization of our lives by employing the same sort of precise and mechanical style of computer-generated images," says artist Jessica Eastburn. "However, I produce the drawings wholly by hand using "antiquated technology such as the ruler and compass. The work itself illustrates an inner-world of mappable but unknowable universes."

Sarah Smith's metal leafing

Illustration // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The illustrative works of Bar Area based artist Sarah Smith aren't done in the most traditional means, they are much more exquisite. Her intricate drawing are created using metal leaf, corrosive, ink and pencil, creating gorgeous, illustrious works on paper.

Amy Dover

Illustration // Monday, December 26, 2011
Combining the intense melancholy and nostalgia of the past with the primal nature of wild creatures, UK-based artist Amy Dover explores the ephemeral essence of life and the oftentimes macabre and cruel hand of a dispassionate universe. Since 2008 she has exhibited in both group and solo shows and has gained international press for her work.

The Shrine/An Argument

Illustration // Monday, December 26, 2011
From Seattle-based illustrator Stacey Rozich and animators Sean Pecknold and Britta Johnson come this visually breathtaking and incredibly poignant music video, set to the Fleet Foxes' "The Shrine/An Argument," from their latest album Helplessness Blues.

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