No Surprises Illustration

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
'Abstract Colors' is a personal interpretation of portraits of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Greta Garbo, Yul Brinner, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable by Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Turin Italy.

Dub of a Preacherman

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
Bristol's Rumpus Animation studio brings us a thumping good time with "Dub of a Preacherman," a boisterous and vibrant animated music video featuring the UK's Skylarkin' Soundsystem.

Quinn Arneson & Alex Ziv

Illustration // Sunday, January 22, 2012
Both in their final year at the San Francisco Art Institute, artists Quinn Arneson, 24, and Alex Ziv, 23, joined together this past December to present their respective works in "Unibrow: Bridging the Gap" at Gallery Heist in San Francisco. You can read more about their work and their eclectic two-person show in this interview with Kid Yellow.

Jon MacNair Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, January 21, 2012
Jon MacNair is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. His work has appeared in various editorial publications as well been used for package design and apparel. He is an active member of the Honeycomb Art Collective (based in Buenos Aires and New York) and currently resides in Michigan.

Is This Real Life??

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
Special makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick made some life-like prosthetic models of Beavis and Butt-Head to show what the cartoon legends would look like in real life. The answer: Terrifying!

The Black Axe

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
The Black Axe is a high impact creative and design studio founded in the murky, gator-ridden swamps of Orlando, Florida in 2008. Their vibrant illustration and design work has graced the surfaces of everything from band merch and apparel to full custom busses and they're not stopping yet.

Stoney Tony

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
The madcap world of Matthew the Horse bought to you by Rumpus Animation, a Bristol based studio specializing in character animation, illustration and design.

RiversAreDeep

Illustration // Friday, January 20, 2012
Moscow-based illustrator and designer Daria Makarova, aka RiversAreDeep, is a recent graduate of The British Higher School of Art & Design. Her favorite drawing pens are Faber-Castell ecco pigment pens, which she enjoys to mix with watercolors, white acrylic, and deep black india ink.

Magnus Blomster

Illustration // Thursday, January 19, 2012
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, where he continues to reside, Magnus Blomster's work is highly influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, in particular by artists, both past and present, such as Franz Von Bayros and Vania Zouravliov. Blomster uses Adobe Illustrator to create his surreal and gothic stippled pen and ink style.

Holly Exley

Illustration // Thursday, January 19, 2012
Holly Exley is a hard-working young illustrator living in Bristol, UK. She works day and night creating her unique and modern watercolors, with her pet rabbit Hergé at her feet. Admittedly inspired by Beatrix Potter, she has unwittingly adopted a similar lifestyle, but hopes her work represents something fresh and new, such as this colorful and humorous series of watercolor paintings, entitled "Noodles."

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