Erica Steiner's Ornament

Illustration // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Erica Steiner is a Bay Area-based artist whose work explores the idea that the basic human drive to ornament the material world fundamentally innate and irresistible. Her work seeks to use ornamentation as a disciplined and sustained practice and as a means of dialoging with fine art, folk art, and craft traditions such as Indian and Aboriginal painting, psychedelic art, graphic design, medieval Catholic illuminated manuscripts, mid-century modernism and Victorian imagery.

Tomer Hanuka

Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Tomer Hanuka is an illustrator and cartoonist based in NYC, who also currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He works on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies, and film studios. His clients include The New Yorker, Nike, and Microsoft, and he has won numerous awards for his work, including multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication designers.

Tristram Lansdowne

Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Tristram Lansdowne is a Canadian-born artist currently living and working in Toronto. His paintings focus on “ideas of permanence and function inherent in our constructed environments”. Lansdowne references Romantic ruin of the 19th century juxtaposes it within an isolated urban setting, thus exhibiting his pessimistic view of human progress.

The Art of Adrian Johnson

Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Over the years, Liverpool-born Adrian Johnson has developed a unique and strongly identifiable body of work. His trademark economical graphic work is constantly evolving, with a continuing dedication to detail and humor, with a simple and timeless sophistication that has led to a prolific working career and extensive client list, including Adidas, The New York Times, and Unicef.

Martina Merlini

Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Martina Merlini is an illustrator currently living and working in Milan, Italy. As a child, Merlini proudly announced her intention to became a children's book illustrator; this basic artistic desire has continued to propel her work forward, evolving into a beautifully simple yet aesthetically powerful style that leaves a definite visual impact on the viewer.

Daniel Danger

Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Daniel Danger is an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England. Amidst old houses dead from the fallout of urban sprawl, railway bridges asleep from neglect, and trees that engulf everything; his work attempts to remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period thats just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely...

Kelly Smith's fashion portraiture

Illustration // Sunday, December 04, 2011
Kelly Smith is an Australian Illustrator working primarily in fashion and portraiture. Her works have been published in both Australian and International publications iand her clients are extensive in both the illustrative and fashion fields.

The illusions of Kristie Reano

Illustration // Saturday, December 03, 2011
San Francisco-based artist, Kristine Reano, draws inspiration from the intricacies of nature. She creates gossamer environments with watercolor and meticulously detailed line work. Kristine encourages the viewer to question the notion of emptiness and it’s illusions.

Master of the Month: Edward Gorey

Illustration // Friday, December 02, 2011
Dark, demented, and humorous, Edward Gorey has become a staple for 20th century gothic art and illustration. Upon creating over one hundred books, and writing and directing numerous after-evening productions, Gorey has become a satirical and monumental cult classic in the history of illustration.

Roy Margaliot

Illustration // Friday, December 02, 2011
Roy Margaliot is a freelance illustrator currently living and working in Jerusalem, Israel. He grew up in a Jewish-orthodox household and earned a degree from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design. For inspiration and a boost of creativity, Margaliot likes to read Jewish folk stories and watch old kung fu flicks and violent Asian movies.


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