In Illustration: Xiau-Fong Wee

Illustration // Friday, September 23, 2011
Xiau-Fong Wee is an artist and illustrator working from San Francisco, who lives just as much in her imagination as the concrete world. Her imaginative and conceptual paintings are beautifully balanced by her recent series of City Lights, playing with the lights of the city after dark.

In Illustration: I love dust

Illustration // Friday, September 23, 2011
Insanley intricate illustrated wall mural for Goelia concept shop Goelia 225 in Guang Zhou. The flat artwork was first drawn and produced then applied to the stair well with GREAT care from I Love Dust, and illustration and design firm based in East London, housing some amazing creative talent.  

In Illustration: The work of rachel Goodyear

Illustration // Friday, September 23, 2011
Rachel Goodyear’s drawings present captured moments where characters reside within an existence where social etiquette no longer, or maybe never, applied. Many are seemingly devoid of emotion or stare blankly in resignation. Each physical piece of work and the occurrences and characters they deliver are preoccupied with their own individual existence within the boundaries of the surface they are drawn upon....

Drawing Inspiration

Illustration // Thursday, September 22, 2011
A wino, resigned and stuck in his ways, finds mysterious sketches on the park bench he visits every day. Directed by Tim McCourt and Wesley Louis, and story by Steve Stamp, "Drawing Inspiration" is a touching piece of animation artistry and cinematic storytelling.

Jennifer Davis

Illustration // Thursday, September 22, 2011
Minneapolis-based painter Jennifer Davis possesses a highly developed sensibility for pattern and color, creating an almost tangible world of strange creatures that seem to live and breathe, despite their simplified forms. As she continues to paint full-time in Minneapolis, her visually alluring paintings are being exhibited throughout the US, Europe, and Canada.

The Alphabet Album

Illustration // Thursday, September 22, 2011
Joseph Balthazar Silvestre's "Alphabet-album," published in 1843, is a collection of decorative alphabets that, although admittedly steeped in the over-elaborate aesthetic of the 19th century, contains the essential seeds of 20th century design. Filled with calligraphic flourishes and intricate details, even modern eyes will find this collection captivating.

Scott Hove's Deadly Desserts

Illustration // Thursday, September 22, 2011
San Francisco-based artist Scott Hove's grotesque land of seemingly delicious and snarling cakes explores the fleeting nature of the dessert and the passing celebration it was created for. Hove's show "Your Deadly Desserts," featuring beautiful cake sculptures and their gaping, terrifying maws, will be showing from Oct. 8 - Nov. 6 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco.  

In Illustration: Mythical, Magical Exit Deer

Illustration // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
'Oh, what brave and loyal beasts I have! They are so fierce they’d scare the green off the mountains! They are so sincere they’d make wicked wizards cry!' In the mythical world of Exit Deer, anything is possible.

In Illustration: Elena Mir

Illustration // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Elena Mir was born one summer in the 80's in Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast. This is a very important detail in her life, the reason for her need to always be close to the sea. When she is not managing her own studio, Sr. Pulpo, and blogging about fashion, Elena also spares some time to make papercuts, installations, photography, sculpture and painting.

In Illustration: Alex Lukas at Guerrero Gallery

Illustration // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
What is left when the world falls apart? Ask Alex Lukas. Stepping into his visual world is stepping into the wake of a major disaster. Images of tunnels, cities, and buildings seem eerily familiar, and yet totally abandoned. We see New York City submerged under water in incredible detail, as he paints over screen printed images of the city...

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