The Work of Florian Nicolle

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
'I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the expressions of the line have to be very free and spontaneous. While keeping a rigorous drawing. So i use fast techniques, like a bic, large brush, watercolor and chines ink. I draw a picture as if I wrote a text, with the same tool, the same freedom, erasures, lines, scribbles, …' Florian Nicolle is a 25 year old French illustrator and designer.

The Trading Tortoise

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Trading Tortoise is a traveling art project created by illustrator Souther Salazar & Monica Choy with the goal of creating a unique community experience while exploring America through objects and stories. The plan is to make a sculptural installation (in the form of a large tortoise-shaped trading post) that we can set up at different stops throughout the nation. Could this be any more adorable?!

Meditations on Symmetry

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Artist Kelsey Brookes’ latest exhibition “Meditations on Symmetry” was recently on view at The Compound Project in Malibu, CA. Eliminating the figurative elements of his past work, this show finds Brookes favoring symmetrical abstract patterns and words, each painting a pool of concentric electric color. Check out this video that Kelsey posted on YouTube, giving a walkthrough of the show.

Cerulean

Illustration // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Directed and animated by Jack Featherstone and Will Samuel of London's ISO studio, this abstract animation follows the journey of the little white dot that could as it ventures through a two-dimensional computer universe. The incredibly cool and inventive little video is set to Simian Mobile Disco's single "Cerulean," from their forthcoming album "Unpatterns."

Bottom of the Ninth

Illustration // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Director and veteran feature animator Ryan Woodward has finally realized a lifelong dream with "Bottom of the Ninth," an animated graphic novel app exclusively for iPad and iPhone. By animating key panels in the serialized comic's story arch, Woodward blurs the line between still and moving image, adding kinetic value without diminishing the unique expressive power of the graphic novel. The series' prologue will be available in May 2012.

Stephanie Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Stephanie Brown is an artist, tattooist, and self-described wayward tumbleweed based in Chicago, IL. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, focusing on painting and drawing. With subject matter ranging from observations of the natural world to interpretations on supernatural mythos, Brown's artistic talent extends across disparate genres, styles, and mediums.

Vincent Mahé

Illustration // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We can't find much information about Vincent Mahé on the web, other than that he's a director, designer, and illustrator living in Jerusalem. We do know for certain that Mahé has some mad illustration skills, as he aptly demonstrates in this series of images based on the 7 deadly sins (with 5 sins down and two more to go). Be sure to check out more of his work on his blog, particularly his incredible sketches of people and places from around the world.

Matthew Houston's Brambleveins

Illustration // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Illustrator extraordinaire, Matthew Houston, fits right in with the other comics and artists over at Meathaus, a loosely defined collective of friends and associates contributing to irregular comics and art anthologies and an art-blog-website with a special emphasis on drawing, sketchbooks and comics. I love his raw, gore-based illustration work but the scope of what he is capable of exceeds that tremendously.

Kozue Oshima

Illustration // Monday, April 23, 2012
Kozue Oshima was born in Kanagawa, Japan and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 2002. 'For me, before creation, I usually have the image, composition, and how the story appears planned out, it is very important... My heart is often an endless assessment of the imagination and creativity, and I try to depict the art of plants and fauna.' (Japanese Translation)

Fionn McCabe Illustration

Illustration // Monday, April 23, 2012
Fionn McCabe is an illustrator tending to surrealist influenced collage style drawings in grayscale and monotone palettes. Fionn studied printmaking at the Massachusetts college of Art and Design. He co-founded Oh Nancy with Nate Wellman in 2005 and is currently one of the projects three directors. Fionn lives and works in Los Angeles, California with his wife, where he draws, writes and listens to many audio books.

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