In Pastel and in Sickness

Illustration // Thursday, May 24, 2012
The work of Japanese artist ? (Hi) is nothing short of mesmerizing. The illustrations and completed works are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work- as if stuck in some bizarre dream state after waking up from a beautiful plague induced coma. Gore-gous.

The Cartoon Crier

Illustration // Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Cartoon Crier is a sadness-themed newsprint comic strip anthology, put out as a collaboration between the National Cartoonists Society and the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. It’s a tear-filled collection with work from both the newspaper strip world (For Better or For Worse, Mutts, BC, Beetle Bailey, etc.) and indie comics (Chester Brown, Joe Lambert, Laura Park, Michael Kupperman, etc.) and available to read online! Tear.

Natsuki Otani Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
'I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.' Natsuki Otani is a Tokyo born illustrator working in England.

Seiko Kato

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Seiko Kato is originally from Japan and moved to England in 1999, she fell in love with this country and it’s history. Seiko creates collage often of minute detail but on impressive scales, there is a macabre but playful sense to her work that is reminiscent of Victorian imagery. While exploring Life, Death and Surrealism, her work resonates with captivating, vibrant beauty.

Whitton's Laundry Type Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Stuart Whitton began to express himself creatively at a young age, by drawing various elements from his imagination and his surroundings. Using traditional mediums he creates imagery tailored to his perceptions. A careful discretion of detail is utilised to develop a visually appealing relationship between meticulously drawn ethereal illustrations of the human form, objects and typographical elements...

Thibaud Herem

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Thibaud Herem is a French illustrator based in London. After completion of  a graphic design degree he established himself as a freelance illustrator. Following the success of his first book “Know Your Rodent” he began to develop further his love of illustrating buildings. Working with pencil and Indian inks his work has continued to evolve.  Today he has refined a distinct signature style and specialises in creating architectural drawings with an incredible level of hand drawn detail.

Do you live in San Francisco??

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Do you have aspirations of working for one of the longest running contemporary art publications in the history of awesome? Juxtapoz is currently accepting submissions for an intern to fill the position of an assistant editor in the Illustration department- both print and web.  If you think you have what it takes and you're geographically located in the same city as we are, please apply...

Ben Steers Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ben Steers' work is a mix and match of different graphic styles with influences ranging from 80?s animation to early graffiti. His work always retains an element of humour and playfulness that reflects his fun-loving character. There is a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to his character illustrations that is reminiscent of the traditional craft of drawing though his choice of medium is contemporary.

Another Example

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Graphic designer and illustrator Elliott Grubb set up Another Example in 2008 when he ventured into the world of freelance after working at Mcfaul Studio. He has a slight obsession for illustrating animal faces, and creates bold vector based artworks for a variety of clients in both apparel and advertising. After a recent move away from the UK, he can now be found working from his home studio in the heart of New York’s East Village.

The work of Kristina Collantes

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Born in Cabiao Nueva Ecija, Philippines in 1987, Kristina Collantes currently lives and works in San Diego, California. Her work borders on the bizarre, with saturated pop color palettes and surreal narratives. She recently put out a series with Poketo, in addition to working with other clients in the past, such as The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The Flaming Lips, Playstation and the LA Weekly.


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