Illustrations by Jose Mertz

Illustration // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Miami-based artist Jose Mertz focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, eastern philosophy, dreams, myth & the super natural. 

Calixte Bernard Is About That Life

Illustration // Monday, June 22, 2015
Calixte Bernard identifies herself as a 20-year-old French girl and her illustrations have edgy sass, fashion and style for miles. They make us wonder what would happen if Beavis and Butthead and Daria took it to the streets.

Mu Pan's Illustrations of Plague and Battle

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We've discussed illustrator Mu Pan's work before. His dark work implies stories, not simply static images. They show dismal battles, fantastical for their participants who are often animals and imaginary creatures. 

Takumi Kama's Portraits of Schoolgirl-Animals

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Japanese artist Takumi Kama has used his fear of schoolgirls as inspiration for this series of portrait illustrations. The portraits depict schoolgirls in typical poses, but with animal heads and bodyparts.

Tomer Hanuka's Stanley Kubrick Poster Series

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We are working on something special in the coming months with former Juxtapoz cover artist, Tomer Hanuka, but in the meantime we wanted to share his poster series for Stanley Kubrick films. 

Faber-Castell Presents "My Super Power: Valerie Mayen"

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Check out this video from our friends at Faber-Castell on how their PITT Artist Pens and Graphite Pencils are making a differene in Valerie Mayen's designs.

The Work of Mariana Villanueva (Haku)

Illustration // Monday, June 15, 2015
Somewhere between dark symbolism and realism is where Mariana Villanueva’s (a.k.a. Haku) immaculate illustrations would settle down. She grew up and began her artistic formation in Mexico City, after pursuing a degree in fine arts she began an internship with graphic artist Edgar Clement. It was under his guidance that Haku created her first series of “Bastards”, creatures that combine different elements of nature, animals and intensely sketched skulls and skeletons....

Tadanori Yokoo's Psychedelia

Illustration // Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelia, deepened by travels in India. Because his work was so attuned to 1960s pop culture, he has often been (unfairly) described as the "Japanese Andy Warhol" ...

Animated GIFs by Karan Singh

Illustration // Monday, June 08, 2015
Karan Singh is an Australian illustrator and designer currently residing in New York City. With experience gained from working at a multidisciplinary studio and spending the past five years working independently as an illustrator, Karan's projects have seen him interact with a gamut of clients ranging from local design boutiques to internationally recognised brands and agencies.

Antti Kalevi Makes an Art Show

Illustration // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We want to go to Finland, and perhaps Antti Kalevi will give us reason to. The Helsinki, Finland-based artist has pretty much captured all the trends and styles of what is going on in art in 2015, and made a series of playful illustrations/computer drawings called "Art Show." These are fantastic. 

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