In Illustration: Kenichi Yokono

Illustration // Monday, September 26, 2011
Tokyo-based artist Kenichi Yokono uses traditional woodblock techniques to explore the dark pulse beating beneath the stereotypical elements of modern Japanese popular culture, such as Manga, anime, and horror. His woodblocks are functional yet exhibited directly as originals rather than prints, permitting them to maintain the agency and tangible presence of handmade objects.

In Illustration: NKeppol

Illustration // Monday, September 26, 2011
Nick Keppol, aka NKeppol, is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and typographer with a self-admitted obsession for words and letters. In the past few years he has worked for MoMA, HBO, and The New York Times among several other high-profile companies, institutions, and magazines.

In Illustration: Dimas Forchetti

Illustration // Monday, September 26, 2011
The fluid lines and organic shapes of Brazilian artist Dimas Forchetti's illustrations claim a mixture of influences, from the cubism of Picasso to the graffiti of Vitché. "In my abstract art," says Forchetti, "I address the strangeness of human behavior and our concern with the importance of our self-image."

In Illustration: David Lanaspa

Illustration // Monday, September 26, 2011
David Lanaspa is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer based in the southwest of France who has been working since 1998. He is greatly influenced by urban landscapes and skate culture, preferring to sketch from life when he has a spare moment. He is currently the art director for Cell DVSN, a brand he helped found in 2004, and the French clothing company Otaku.

In Illustration: Lava

Illustration // Sunday, September 25, 2011
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Ori Toor, an illustrator and animator based in Israel. He likes using colored pencils, pens, and broken lava lamps in his drawings, and animations, too.

In Illustration: Patrick Hruby

Illustration // Saturday, September 24, 2011
Los Angeles illustrator Patrick Hruby graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2010. Since then, his work has caught the eyes of clients such as New York Times Magazine and AMMO Books, and he shows his playful and colorful work in both solo and group exhibitions.

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.


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