Cosimo Galluzzi Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
“At first, I see abandoned cities, temples in deserts, solitary mountains—but slowly figures begin to populate them. Execution is largely dependent on time, the less there is the more things happen inside the computer. I prefer ink and watercolors, the rest is patience.” Cosimo Galluzzi is a Los Angeles based illustrator.

New works from Alex Ziv

Illustration // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Recent SFAI grad Alex Ziv's new work is a blurred mix of realist pointillism mixed with cartoonish gore and pop-culture reference, a style definitely all his own. His mash-up illustrations are currently part of group show: Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hip Clothing which opened April 20th in San Francisco at the Fecal Face Gallery.

Langdon Graves

Illustration // Monday, April 30, 2012
Originally from Virginia, Langdon Graves is a Brooklyn based artist, who creates beautiful, ethereal illustration work. Her drawings have a minimal stillness about them, and her simple arrangements are approached in a near new surrealist manner. In her work, familiar objects are mixed together with delicately abstract pattern-work and narrative to create her beautifully minimal still-life's.

Eros & Apollo

Illustration // Monday, April 30, 2012
Our favorite virtual band of international mystery, Studio Killers, is back with another aural and visual treat. The animated group, comprised of Cherry, Goldie Foxx, and Dyna Mink, recently unveiled the video to their latest single, "Eros and Apollo," a brightly colored pixelated romp through a video game world that will leave your foot tapping and your vision spinning with delight.

David Chestnutt's Psychedelic fairy tales

Illustration // Monday, April 30, 2012
Let’s Pretend was a series of fairy tale recordings released in the US in 1970. The sleeves are illustrated by David Chestnutt and shows a great example of the soft whimsical style that was so prevalent in the early 70's. Each of the 25 recordings employs a radio show format, possibly because these were all radio recordings originally. The masterful illustration and design work that appears on old record covers never ceases to amaze me.

Sean Lewis

Illustration // Sunday, April 29, 2012
Graduating from of the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011, Sean Lewis is a Toronto-based artist whose expressive work captures the pioneer spirit of centuries past. The narrative threads of entire lifetimes seem to unfold in his vivid and thoughtful illustrations of scruffy, unshorn characters, living remnants of a bygone and lawless era when North America was still a vast wilderness to be tamed and conquered.

New Work from Andre Castro

Illustration // Saturday, April 28, 2012
We came across this new illustration from Toronto, Ontario based illustrator Andre Castro, a psychedelic artist who graduated from the Psytrance Canadian University. Andre also collaborates in part with clothing line, Visuals, merging psychedelia into textile design and garment hypercraft, immaterializing 21st century enlightenment


Illustration // Friday, April 27, 2012
A student of animation at Communication University of China, Sean Soong's stark, sleek, and ultra-violent short film "SubWars" tells the story of an old man who enters a subway car where no one offers him a seat. What ensues is five minutes of bloody revenge with a light saber. Although the action is graphic, the political commentary on China's communist legacy is subtle, resulting in an intriguing and thoroughly entertaining animated short.

Nicholas Stevenson

Illustration // Friday, April 27, 2012
Nicholas Stevenson dreams of chalky gouache paintings, mystical colours and secretive meetings. When Nicholas is awake he’s in North London, but he once lived in the Seychelles and dressed up as Peter Pan most days, made tin foil swords and got inspired by fish identification cards and sea life. Nicholas is an illustrator who makes pictures that are fun, lively, mysterious and occasionally a bit unsettling.

Ira Glass on Creativity

Illustration // Friday, April 27, 2012
Ira Glass of PRI’s This American Life gives a brilliant talk about creativity, he’s referring to those producing video, but alter a few words, and it maps to pretty much any creative endeavor, including illustration... “What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste...


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