Who is Andrea Wan?

Illustration // Thursday, January 05, 2012
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Andrea went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she received a degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media. With a strong passion in storytellingvand image making, she went on to study illustration and design at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. Andrea is currently working as an illustrator and visual artist in Vancouver, BC.

Griddleville, a one man feat

Illustration // Thursday, January 05, 2012
'This was my first (and last) traditional animation project. The one that almost killed me.... it all started on paper, with layouts and keyframes pencilled on a lightbox. This material was then scanned into photoshop. The photoshop frames were then brought into Illustrator, animated and the rest is Griddleville.' An animation by Ba Blackstock.

Luisa Possas

Illustration // Thursday, January 05, 2012
The simple, airy illustrations of Luisa Possas carry a sense of nostalgia that would follow those of a contemporary children's book. Her stylized characters and animals remain consistent in the playful narratives and light-hearted situations she creates.

Tara Tucker at Rena Bransten Gallery

Illustration // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Berkeley-based artist Tara Tucker, previously featured in the September 2011 issue of Juxtapoz, is currently exhibiting her most recent work in her new solo show, "If Wishes Were Horses," at the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Running through January 28th, Tucker's show reception will be held this Thursday, January 5th, from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

The Art of Corinne Reid

Illustration // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Based in Salem, Massachusetts, illustrator Corinne Reid recently graduated with a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and is currently pursuing her career in illustration. Her lush and atmospheric digital work has received awards and been featured in publications such as American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, SPECTRUM, and Juxtapoz.

Master of the Month: Charley Harper

Illustration // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
In this month's edition of Master of the Month, we explore the life of wildlife artist and American modernist Charley Harper, for whom the adage "less is more" encapsulates the spirit of his illustrious career and innovative artistic perspective.

Cite to Excite!

Illustration // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Created by Jason G. Sturgill, a self-described "culture worker" with a background in advertising, design, and various curatorial practices, the new blog "Cite to Excite" allows designers and artists from around the globe to make something of their favorite quotes and share them with the world. We love the concept, and look forward to seeing more submissions.

Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works

Illustration // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
From Chronicle Books comes "Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works," a set of two 400-page hardcover books featuring a full catalog of more than 4,5000 works spanning the artist's entire career, and essays and contributions from his peers as well as Nara himself.

Man Eater

Illustration // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Michael Birnstingl's fleshy, heavily psychedelic illustrations are refreshingly raw, vibrant and induced with a real sense of insanity. Michael is based out of out of Graza, Austria.

Barnaby Ward / Somfield

Illustration // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
'With the girls and ani­mals pieces, I’m not try­ing to tell a spe­cific story so much as cre­ate a sense of empa­thy. I wanted to cre­ate an obvi­ous emo­tional con­nec­tion between the girl and the ani­mal, which I’m hop­ing shows that there’s a rela­tion­ship there, and a sense of his­tory. There’s not much more to it than that. But I think the com­bi­na­tion of these ele­ments allows the viewer to project their own ideas onto the piece...'

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