Edward Cao

Illustration // Monday, March 12, 2012
Edward Cao is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator with a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Working primarily in traditional paint mediums, Cao has exhibited his colorful and chaotic paintings across the US, including in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, DC.

Adieu, Moebius

Illustration // Sunday, March 11, 2012
On March 10th, 2012, the world lost one of the great masters of comic book art, Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. The French artist is most widely known for his work on the comics Blueberry and Silver Surfer, his contributions to the sci-fi magazine Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal), and his cinematic collaborations with likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott.

Darcel Disappoints at Colette Paris

Illustration // Saturday, March 10, 2012
In celebration of colette’s 15th anniversary as one of the globe’s innovators in fashion, art, design, and of course retail, the lovable cartoon character Darcel Disappoints takes shape through 150 interpretative pictures of the most influential creative people of this era. With celebrities ranging from Kanye West, Tom Ford, Lady Gaga and KAWS, the portraits are above all fun ways of immortalizing this diverse array of personalities...

Jared Tharp's Visual Pseudo-Space

Illustration // Friday, March 09, 2012
'Fairly often, my works are visual metaphors for stuff I'm going through personally. They also seem like weird worlds I can escape to that remind me of my childhood in the 80's.. or some super-rad place removed from shitty adult life / human problems... they document a clumsy coexistence of disembodied cartoon characters and blob-like forms in a pseudo outer space...' Jared Tharp is a Stockton, CA based painter and illustrator.

Andy Gilmore's Hypnotic Kaleidoscope

Illustration // Friday, March 09, 2012
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.

Paris Mavroidis' Divers

Illustration // Friday, March 09, 2012
There's something incredibly liberating and majestic about this short animation from Brooklyn-based 3D artist and programmer Paris Mavroidis. Created while Mavroidis was pursuing his MFA in Digital Arts at Pratt Institute, "Divers" was inspired by the elaborate dance pieces of Busby Berkeley, mass gymnastics, and experimental cinema from the 20's and 30's.

The Work of Adam Gale

Illustration // Thursday, March 08, 2012
Adam Gale is a UK-based designer, illustrator, and printmaker. With a versatile yet immediately recognizable style, Gale is able to interpret a wide variety of subject matter, from the most frivolous to the most serious, without losing sight of his personal style and vision, creating editorial, comic, commercial, and printmaking work that is eye-popping and original.

Bherd Studios Presents: Look Up Here

Illustration // Thursday, March 08, 2012
"Look Up Here: 5 Years of NW Urban & Contemporary Art" is an upcoming exhibition that celebrates the 5th anniversary of Bherd Studios Gallery, featuring 33 Pacific NW artists who have been an integral part of the gallery and the Seattle art scene. The artist opening is Friday, March 9th, from 6-10 PM, and continues through Friday, April 27th. If you're in the Seattle-area, this is one show you will not want to miss.

Julio Alan Lepez

Illustration // Thursday, March 08, 2012
Argentinian artist Julio Alan Lepez graduated from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón with a degree in painting in 1997. Lepez is greatly inspired by Latin American Literature and has written several of his own short stories, drawing from a rich imagination packed with strange characters and bizarre situations that he is able to represent in both written and visual form.

David Jien

Illustration // Thursday, March 08, 2012
Based in Los Angeles, CA, David Jien received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2009. As a first generation Taiwanese-American, a veteran tagger who spent time in jail, and a recent art school graduate, Jien utilizes the unique facts and experiences of his life as raw material for the fantastic stories and characters that are represented in his work.

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