Dan Beckemeyer's Felted Anatomy

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Based in O'Fallon, Illinois, Dan Beckemeyer is a graphic designer by day and a freelance illustrator by night. In his eye-catching series "Systems," Beckemeyer uses hand-made abaca paper to combine a highly detailed illustration of the human skeletal system with a stitched cardiovascular system and hand-felted muscle mass.

Everything I do, I do for Love

Illustration // Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Each year graphic artist Marian Bantjes embraces the spirit of love, creating intricate Valentine's Day cards for a select group of people in her life. In this documentary video from Lynda.com, the Vancouver-based artist takes us through the creative process of designing these special cards, beginning with her inspiring personal mantra, "Everything I do, I do for Love."

The Work of Berlin's Meyoko

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Using fountain pens with black and gold ink, Berlin-based illustrator Melissa Murillo, aka Meyoko, creates dark Art Nouveau-inspired work that acts as a doorway to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures, where chaotic forests of luxuriant hair are formed from intermingling floral and animal elements.

Charlie Roberts Draws

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Oslo, Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts creates heavily detailed works which focus on storytelling. His large-scale works on paper combine multiple figures to create compelling and often hilarious narratives. He has also created a cast of life-sized painted figurative sculptures carved in the gallery from wood with a crude hand axe that were on display at Richard Heller Gallery. Enjoy.

Colin Chillag's Negative Complete

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Colin Chillag's finished/unfinished works add an interesting element to the imagined final touches of a piece. While sometimes leaving the negative, un-worked space, Chillag creates a balance in the void, allowing the working process to have a presence and ultimately pushing the boundaries of what defines 'complete.'

Elmo Goes Duch

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Gorgeous new reader submission on the work of my new favorite French illustrator DUCH. While his work may not be for everyone, with gory hints of perverse narrative and raw illustrative line-work, when done right with the right balance of humor, I'm a sucker for it evertime. Thanks DUCH, enjoy x

Matt Leines

Illustration // Sunday, February 12, 2012
Matt Leines is an illustrator currently living and working in Philadelphia. Earning a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, Leines' work depicts the culture and conflicts of a fantasy world inhabited by mustachioed men, savage beasts, and living architecture, using lines and patterns that seem both intensely primitive and undeniably modern all at once.

Ryan De La Hoz: Studio Visit

Illustration // Saturday, February 11, 2012
I dropped into my friend Ryan De La Hoz's new studio the other day to take a glimpse at what he had been up to, because I knew it had been a lot- and I really just love his work. After being awarded the Beautiful/Decay Wet Paint grant along with a couple other artists: Skinner, Maya Hayuk, Dereck Albeck, etc, Ryan was just hours away from delivering a handfull of pieces to the StumbleUpon offices in SF, among many other things...

Sam Bosma

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
An incredibly rendered and humorous little short story from Baltimore based illustrator, and all around fun-gi Sam Bosma. 'A fungus spread over a hill as mold grows over bread...

Matthew Craven at Gallery Hijinks

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
I stopped by Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco last weekend for the opening of Matthew Craven's solo show 'FRGMNT'. Craven's gorgeous and cohesive series of mixed media and illustration work in his new '#2 pencil' palette was a beautiful shift from his previous primary color work that i had seen in New York. 'This exhibition aims to form connections between modern life and the lives of those who came before us...

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