Low Bros

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
The art team Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. Currently based in Berlin, their work is a hybrid between vector graphics and illustration with a flat-polygonal style and funky cool characters. When they were children, Qbrk and Nerd loved to draw and create their own little stories and fantastic worlds while they were playing in the backyard or being in the countryside...

Rebecca Hiscocks

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
Rebecca Hiscocks find inspiration in the bizarre and the macabre, her intricate and detailed compositions reflect London’s uncanny and unusual past. Through a fascination of the internal workings of the body she has recently been researching stories about St Bartholomews and St Thomas hospitals, looking closely at the 18th century etchings of anatomical pioneer William Cheselden in order to inform her visual narrative...

Anouk Mercier

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
Anouk Mercier’s work centers around the notion of escapism through the fabrication of narrative. Relying on the nostalgia of Romanticism and mythology to depict melancholic worlds and characters, her drawings celebrate both the power of the imagination to escape the quotidian and the mundane, whilst also exploring the mysterious, the abysmal and the uncanny that often lurks behind idylls.

Amy Timms

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.

Joshua Hagler

Illustration // Sunday, March 18, 2012
Joshua Hagler was born on Mountain Home Airforce Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1979. Born into a working-class family, he has lived in small towns, suburbs, and cities throughout the United States. After graduating from the University of Arizona with an BFA in Studio Art, he moved with his wife Laura to San Francisco, where he now lives and works as a full-time artist.

Q&A with Aubrey Learner

Illustration // Saturday, March 17, 2012
Aubrey Learner's solo show 'Circadian' opens tonight at Eli Ridgeway Gallery in San Francisco. We sat down with Learner to do a little Q&A about her upcoming show, tendencies and collections. From the brief life cycles of butterflies, to the fleeting pleasure of indulging in a piece of candy, Learner's detailed illustrations suggest a simultaneous humor and melancholy...

Ellie Coates

Illustration // Saturday, March 17, 2012
Ellie Coates is an illustrator and designer based in Bristol, England. Through her work, the viewer is invited into the timeless world of storytelling and encouraged to unfold the narrative in their own imaginations. Coates prepares her images with great care, laying multiple coats of rabbit skin glue and gesso on paper before graphite is applied, a process that endows her illustrations with an ethereal and luminescent quality.

The Fin Art of Ray Troll

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Based in Ketchikan, Alaska, "fin" artist Ray Troll draws and paints fish-laden and fossil-heavy images that have been featured in museum exhibits, books, magazines, and t-shirts across the US and around the world. Basing his quirky aquatic images on the latest scientific discoveries, Troll brings a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology.  

Kyle Smart

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Kyle Smart is a UK-based illustrator, currently residing in Bristol. Having recently graduated with a BA in Illustration from the University of the West of England, he currently works freelance, helps teach part-time at his alma matter, and is a member of the Drawn in Bristol Collective. His growing client list includes Zero Core Magazine, AMMO Magazine, and Clare Market Review.

Alvaro Barcala

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Alvaro Barcala is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Madrid, Spain, whose strange and ethereal illustrations encompass such diverse themes as mysticism, toys, and eroticism. With a clean, geometric style, he explores the transcendent spiritualism projected onto religious iconography, sex, and childhood toys, combining these elements to create unearthly and disconcerting imagery.  

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