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...

In Illustration: Alexander Wells

Illustration // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Alexander Wells is an illustrator living in Brighton, southern England. Using traditional and digital tools for his creations, his often dark and disturbing creations relay  almost cinematographic narratives, with a drawing style bordering on a strange familiar realism.

In Illustration: Playing for Keeeps

Illustration // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Animated illustrated short, Playing For Keeeps by Dylan Hayes is both witty and violent, primitive and sophisticated, and through all its strangeness, surprisingly poignant. Hayes uses hand-drawn animation to startling effect, creating a stark, ominous environment with a minimalist drawing style. The motivations of each of the film’s characters is crystal clear, yet the message one takes away is open to viewer interpretation.

In Illustration: Wonderland

Illustration // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Illustrator Soleil Ignacio's fashion editorial for Mega Magazine is a striking combination of textile and line, held together by the beauty of the female form. Ignacio is an artist and illustrator based out of Manila, Philippines and completed this gorgeous spread with the help of some other inspired creatives.

Tom Edwards

Illustration // Monday, September 19, 2011
We love this collection of collage work from London-based illustrator Tom Edwards. "As an illustrator I like to explore narratives and enjoy adding lots of elements that all add up to tell one larger story," says Edwards. "I also like to add a sense of fun to my work, creating unusual or unrealistic things."

Deborah Ballinger

Illustration // Monday, September 19, 2011
Deborah Ballinger is a freelance illustrator currently residing in Leicester, UK. Last year she received her degree in Illustration from Norwich University College of the Arts, and has since been creating work for galleries, shops, and small publications. Her work is mainly inspired by the macabre, old photographs, paraphernalia, the written word, and found objects.  

The Shore

Illustration // Monday, September 19, 2011
Animator Eric Power's music video for Wiretree's song "The Shore," a colorful lo-fi piece made with under-lit tissue paper and black card-stock.

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