The Illustrations and Designs of Mario Hugo

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.

Street Art and Illustration by Fafi

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. 

Intricate Etchings by Ikuma Nao

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.

The Artwork of Mika Nitta

Illustration // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
We're loving the beautiful illustrative work of Japanese artist Mika Nitta. With the kind of intricacy, attention to detail and the solid composition and palette that she portrays in her work, all you need to know is that it speaks for itself. 

Julio Cesar Morales' Undocumented Interventions

Illustration // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Artist, curator and educator Julio César Morales' ongoing ink and watercolor series "Undocumented Interventions" are sourced from real discoveries by US Customs and Border Protection, presenting a surreal view of attempted border crossings and human trafficking. They depict children concealed in piñatas, washing machines, train and car seat cushions, stereo speakers and other unlikely spaces to transport a person.

An Interview with ZSO (Sara Blake)

Illustration // Monday, May 18, 2015
ZSO, aka Sara Blake is an illustrator, fine artist, and designer based in New York City.A graduate of NYU's Gellatin School of Individualized Study, Sara has has been working in illustration and design ever since, completing work for an impressive list of clients that includes Nike, Ford, Hurley, Vice, Marvel, Warner Bros., and many more. She also has a website that we think is the perfect example for aspiring artists. Oh, and we also dig her artwork so we asked her a few questions:

Update: Nikita Kaun's Dreamlike Darkness

Illustration // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nikita Kaun is a self taught artist based out of Saint- Petersburg Russia. His style is a mixture of predominantly black and white realistically rendered forms falling into a dreamlike darkness with minimal pops of color...

Blues Build the Temple by Trevor Naud

Illustration // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We like this graphic art series called Blues Build the Temple by Washington DC-based artist Trevor Naud. Created with a Xerox machine, ink, paint, Wite-Out, photography and paper diorams, the graphic story includes 21 prints and is modeled after Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Scmidt.

Sketchbook Works by Mario Maplé

Illustration // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mario Maplé is a young mexican artist living in Guadalajara who, inspired by mutations and trauma, works with both conceptual and technical discomfort; exploring through pictorial accidents, materials and Formal contrasts, new possibilities for individual expression.

Illustrations by Mario Sughi

Illustration // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Italian artist and illustrator Mario Sughi aka Neurosuro, started off his career in the late 70's working as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. Moving to Dublin the late 80's, Mario studied Medieval History, received a PhD and currently publishes and exhibits his work worldwide!

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