Matt Williams: Uberkraaft

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Meet Matt Williams. A freelance illustrator, artist, designer & creative director working under the name Uberkraaft for his various illustration & personal work projects. 'I'm anti-style and work across a lot of media... I can practically turn my hand to any style to fit any project.'  Hence the appropriate and fitting name he has chosen, Uberkraaft!

Mike Lemanski's Sheet Music

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations. "Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal." (Pierre Boulez)

The Work of Raul Ramirez

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Raul Ramirez is the kind of artist who does everything from illustration to graphic design to motion graphics, all created with his signature surreal style and colorful delivery. Each piece is a self-contained journey into his childhood, teasing out his inner child's immense imagination and innate curiosity about the mysteries of life and the world around him.

Wooden Toy Quarterly

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We'd sure like to get our hands on the newest edition of Australia's Wooden Toy Quarterly, possibly the most design-heavy lowbrow art and creative culture publication ever printed. Appealing to art and design fiends alike, the magazine presents creative culture as a lifestyle that cannot be separated from a love of brilliant photography, art, illustration, and some of the tightest graphic design you’ve ever seen printed on uncoated paper.

Tomo77

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Jared Africa

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Sometimes I try to accomplish a very specific thing with my work," explains Las Vegas-based illustrator Jared Africa, "while other times I just try to express visually different anxieties and emotions that I feel. And I like to try and make ugly things seem beautiful." Africa cites his main artistic influences as slime, Jello, body horror, Akira, lasers, wrinkles, Teletubbies, and David Lynch, among many other random and fantastic things.

Amy Vazquez at La Boutique

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
San Francisco-based artist, Amy Vazquez is opening a solo show at La Boutique in San Francisco. For those of you who don't know, La Boutique is a hybrid art gallery and fashion boutique in Jackson Square. Vazquez will be showing new work in "Continuous and Still" a show that expands on her process-based meditative artwork.

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.

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