Ladybird's Requiem by Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist and animator known for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite and watercolor. Kondoh as exhibited internationally, earning grants from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has also received the support and collaboration of jazz musician John Zorn, who has used her art on his album covers. Her animated short "Ladybird's Requiem" made it to the top 25 list in the biennial showcase "YouTube Play" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Hayato Jome's Eyes of a Child

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Akita, Japan, in 1955, artist and illustrator Hayato Jome graduated from the Masahino Art University in Tokyo with a major in oil painting. Currently working freelance, Jome's possesses an undeniable connection with the mind of the child, able to empathize with their troubled thoughts and boundless curiosities through his delicate and guileless illustrative technique.

Mia Desu's Zodiac

Erotica // Monday, August 12, 2013
Which sexy star sign are you? We're loving this sensual zodiac series by 27 year-old artist Amanda Shallal, aka Mia Desu, taking her own erotic spin on the ancient science and giving us a great start to the week. 

The Mind Melting work of Flakonkishochki

Illustration // Sunday, August 11, 2013
Lets take a trip into the psychedellic brain of Andrey Kasay aka  Flakonkishochki (which literally translates to “BottleOfBowels”). His conceptual illustration is laced with hyper-sexual pups, businessmen, surreal tendencies and of course, meat. New favorite from a reader submission. This is borderline questionable for work... let that be you warning. Thanks Andrey!!

The Art of Natalia Sanabria

Illustration // Saturday, August 10, 2013
Costa Rican artist Natalia Sanabria combines illustration and fashion to create images that are as juicy and bright as tropical fruits. Her talent for graphite rendering creates a solid base for each drawing while vibrant watercolors generate a sense of movement and surrealism. We especially love these portraits of characters from The Breakfast Club.

Natalia Sanabria: Fashion

Illustration // Friday, August 09, 2013
Natalia Sanabria is an illustrator that focuses her drawings and rendering on the young and fashionable. As an artist living and working out of San Jose, CA- Natalia certainly has an eye for what's trending, culturally and in the world of fashion. 

Hallie Elizabeth's Celestial Studies

Illustration // Friday, August 09, 2013
Hallie Elizabeth is a Native American and Sicilian illustrator that describes herself as an abstract girl a lover of humanity and a hater of socializing. As an artist; she is often covered in some sort of paint and believes in real magic and true love.  

Porcelian Maidens

Illustration // Friday, August 09, 2013
The awe inspiring work of the young artist who goes by the name 'Your Porcelain Doll', adores any type of art from architecture to design, literature, painting, photography and music and it's quite apparent in her stunning portraits of beautiful women. She is based in the Ukraine. Enjoy!  

NASA's Space Station Concept Drawings From the '70s

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
The early 70s saw America's first space station built and occupied. Following a successful trip to the moon (so they say), the possibilities were endless and within reach! Space colony? Sure! These illustrations were commissioned by NASA and depicted each artist's vision of the future of space stations. 

Illustration by Slava Triptih

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Slava Triptih. Triptih is based Perm, Russia.

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