Drawings and Sketches by Italian Architect Aldo Rossi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...

The Works of New Zealand's Kelly Thompson

Illustration // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
New Zealand's Kelly Thompson has made a few appearances on our site, but when we were looking back through the Purple Book, we caught wind of Kelly again and really enjoyed her slightly erotic, fashion-eque illustrations and fine art work. She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and lived in Wellington for 10 years before moving to Melbourne where she is currently based.

Get Crazy With Alex DeSpain

Illustration // Monday, October 06, 2014
Alex DeSpain's work is the kind that lights up your Instagram feed, offering moments of colorful and clever entertainment.

Kaleidoscopic Wood Cut Patterns by Tricia DiMarco

Illustration // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tricia DiMarco (b.1992) is an artist and illustrator from Rochester, NY, currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She attained a BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and continues to pursue her creative endeavors in both the commercial and fine art fields...

The Vaporous Work of Johnny Vampotna

Illustration // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We recently sat down with Los Angeles based tattoo artist and painter Johnny Vampotna to discuss some of his recent and upcoming inspirations surrounding his work...

'Prayer Hands' & 'Let's Touch' New Print Series by Hannah Stouffer

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
'I arrived at this place of internal exploration out of necessity. Leaning on the metaphysical landscape as a form of escapism, I was seeking an ideal, both in my work and my personal life. I set out to research, write and then inevitably create, on the topics of determinism, synchronicity, the fundamental nature of existence and their connection to the creative landscape'...

Luca Barcelona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
As an art form, calligraphy can be defined as the communication of beauty through lettering, a creative articulation of writing that takes both expressivity and skill. Modern calligraphic work ranges from utilitarian hand-lettered inscriptions to pieces of fine art, where the handwritten mark might interfere with its own legibility or compliment the functionality of its letters. Luca Barcelona holds a dedication to this craft, reinventing letterforms with his signature style while honoring and incorporating a classical basis of hand-rendered traditions...

New Work By Sterling Bartlett

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
Drawing upon an authoritative understanding of fringe cultural mythologies, Sterling Bartlett has crafted a meticulous visual language loaded with double entendre and pictorial pun. Street wear, skate, recording artists, and multinational corporations alike have called upon him to solve visual problems and lend cache...

Tyler Keeton Robbins

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
Multidisciplinary, self-taught, and always evolving, Tyler consistently maintains a heavy illustrative style that transcends his medium of choice. Growing up on the Pacific Northwest and coming of age during the 90’s, Tyler drew inspiration from both the art and culture of the surrounding First Nations and the artists that fueled the second-wave skateboarding subculture...

Interview: Artist Eric Petersen’s Strange Design

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
The characters in the work of illustrator Eric Petersen inhabit an alien landscape of strange routine. These players, empty-eyed and remote, move through Petersen’s incredibly tight and eerie compositions in simple interactions — on the subway. Swimming. At a desk. His work is deliberate in perspective and its total lack of detail...


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