The world of Ronald Kurniawan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ronald Kurniawan is inspired by ideograms, syllables, letterforms, beasts and heroic landscapes, he slowly but surely continues to create a visual language where the wilderness and civilization could merge happily together. With the belief that the sublime and nuclear age could coexist, he paints romantic environments and breaks the quiet scene with juxtaposed imagery taking the shape of icons and letterforms...

Noah Macmillan Illustration

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Noah MacMillan has drawn most days of his life and has the sketchbooks to prove it. He is an illustrator and designer living and working in St. Louis, where he graduated from the Communication Design program at Washington University. Noah was honored with a gold medal in Color Illustration and a Best in Show in the Graphic Arts at the Brass Ring Awards, 2011. Though he is a long-time vegetarian he once ate a rattlesnake, and felt okay about it.

Simone Lourenco's Cut Paper Linework

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Simone Lourenco is originally from Brazil and now lives and works in New York. Working primarily with paper, Simone interprets nature (her favorite subject) from memory, often drawing elements with an x-acto knife in her illustrated cut paper style. First, comes choosing color and next, she carves into the wild, with each cut informing the next move. Simone also enjoys making collages, working with markers, colored pencils and sewing on paper.

Becci J Atkinson's Zombie Boy

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Raw and uncut, Becci J Atkinson's illustrated profiles and portraits are like something out of the subconscious. Creating sobering renderings that are all somehow roughly appropriate, Becci's untainted drawing style is full of natural release, and sometimes a little dirt and gore.

Kelsey Brookes: Meditations On Symmetry

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes' raw, vibrant, mixed-media assemblages represent microcosms of life at large, where smiley-faced characters and wilde animals cavort with abstract forms and splices of color to form something infinitely complex and visually joyful. Brookes recently opened a new show, "Meditations on Symmetry," in Malibu, CA.

The mustache

Illustration // Saturday, April 07, 2012
Happy Saturday afternoon cartoons! This is the story of a man and his love, his champion mustache. A day in the life of his facial infatuation and the trials and tribulations such a commitment endures. Cartoon made by Ryan Kramer- enjoy! x

The illustrations of Michael Sieben

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Michael Sieben received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He was one of four founding members of Camp Fig Gallery (2002-2006) and is a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery (2006-Present.) His work has been shown throughout the United States as well as Japan, London, Mexico, and Peru. Michael works as a professional illustrator and designer primarily within the subculture of skateboarding...  

Louise Despont's antique ledger pages

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

Edward Kinsella

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Moody, narrative illustrations and darkly rendered works by St. Louis, Missouri based artist, Edward Kinsella III. Kinsella graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006 and attended two summers of the Illustration Academy to achieve the level of cohesiveness that his craft displays today.

Dan May's Dream World

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Dan May is a fine artist currently living and working in Chicago, IL. A native of Rochester, NY, May attended Syracuse University where he received his BFA and began to pursue his artistic interests immediately afterwards. With rich textures a unique flowing style, his detail-intensive narrative works have become widely recognized for their dreamlike ability to transcend natural states of space and time.

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