Marco Wagner

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Illustrator and artist Marco Wagner studied design at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany, and has been working professionally since 2006. Wagner prefers to work with a mix of techniques such as acrylic, pencil, cut paper, and crayons, using this varied media to face the fears and discomfort of his childhood with a focus on people's vulnerability in a seemingly protected environment.

Bruno 9Li

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli, aka Bruno 9Li, is arguably one of the most dynamic creative figures in Brazil's contemporary art scene, his vibrant paintings encapsulating the opposing forces of nature and technology currently found in Brazilian society. With a mix of references that point to the pop culture of the present and the "New World" explorations of the past, Bruno 9Li's work transcends time and conventional classification.

Naked Unborn Child illustrated animation

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
'Naked Unborn Child' is an illustration animation by Benoit Guillaume created completley out of graphite and charcoal, in his signature raw, agressive style, narrating theabstracted storyline in which he has created. Benoit is an illustrator out of Paris, France.

Andrew Hem

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, artist Andrew Hem's otherworldly paintings carry the weight of his gentle, animistic Khmer ancestors, combined with a dynamic urban sensibility acquired during his childhood in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood. Working in gouache, oil, and acrylic, Hem's haunting impressions of culture and landscape evoke the intangible realms of memories and dreams.

Ken Garduno

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Ken Garduno was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and spent most of his time in his early years of education drawing in his textbooks, and meeting a crazy cast of characters that would influence him along the way. His work today is a playful blend of science fiction, sexual tension and 60’s-70’s nostalgia, pairing watercolor and inks with exquisite line work. He graduated with honors and a BA in illustration from Art Center College of Design.

Yoshi Tajima

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'In his works Yoshi Tajima's beautifully merges the poetic delicacy of illustration with the ratio of graphic design. Tajima is a designer and illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan. His artwork encompasses a diverse field of design and style, ranging from black and white illustration to graphic lettering, logo design and landscapes. In these works, series of portrayed ladies are especially famed for its beauty...

Betsy Walton's Folk Abstraction

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'Many of my paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life... My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters.' Betsy Walton

Anne Sofie Madsen

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Design. In her career as a fashion designer, Madsen has trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris, later moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. As an artist, her gorgeous fashion illustrations transcend their utilitarian purpose, becoming individual works of art that excite and inspire.

More From Raid71

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
We just can't get enough of the bold and colorful graphic work of UK-based designer and illustrator Raid71, aka Chris Thornley. His incredible poster art and illustrations have been featured in many prestigious publications, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Computer Arts, and some his world-renowned clients include Gap, Levi, and Mercury Records.

Nick Pedersen: Sumeru

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Nick Pedersen is a multimedia artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. In his breathtaking and visually meditative series "Sumeru," Pedersen metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice, creating a narrative that symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perception in the quest for spiritual awakening and rebirth.

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