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....
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" ...
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.
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.
Illustration // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Laura Callaghan is a freelance illustrator based in South East London. Her work is hand drawn using a mixture of watercolor, indian ink and minute pens with a focus on painted pattern, fashion and moody girls. She has produced work for clients such as Zizzi, Motel Rocks and The Sunday Telegraph and is the former Illustration Editor for Oh Comely Magazine.
Illustration // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We’re enamored with the illustrations of Pierre Schmidt, aka Drømsjel. In his art, flowers slide off human faces or hooded figures occupy otherworldly scenes. His broad range of work is united by a dark, surreal tone that fixates the viewer and leaves them unsettled.
Illustration // Friday, May 22, 2015
Stockholm-based designer Jenny Von Döbeln has been working as a fully flourished designer and illustrator since 2007 and her surrealist technique ensures all of her work is instantly recognisable. Her unique, detailed artistry was learnt from her education in graphic design from BAU-Escola de Diseno in Barcelona and Jenny’s flair for surrealism along with a well-honed eye for detail has helped her to develop her own brand – Mini Empire...
Illustration // Friday, May 22, 2015
Mario Hugo is a New York based creative director (Hugo and Marie), designer, and illustrator. Though he spends a large amount of time in front of his computer, Mario is still most interested in the traditional approach to creating, including a pencil and two or more sheets of paper.
Illustration // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Parisian street artist and illustrator Fafi explores femininity through stereotypes, using them to her advantage. She's done commercial illustration work and has secured toy manufacturing deals, but we love her independent work.
Illustration // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
We came across Japanese artist Ikuma Nao's etchings and copper engravings the other day and were immediately taken by them. Nao has had two solo exhibitions at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, both featuring her copperplate engravings.