The Revival of Frank Olinsky

Illustration // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Brooklyn based artist Frank Olinsky, the man who brought us the original MTV logo- one of the most iconic logos of our time, has recently collaborated with San Francisco based boutique After Life on a series of exclusive apparel, presenting a revival of his classic work. Olinsky is still currently working as a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator, with a wide array of projects and clients under his belt, including The MTV logo, album art work and packaging for Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, Philip Glass and many more. 

Illustrations by Raymond Lemstra

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Using inspiration from primitive art, Raymon Lemstra illustrates beautiful pencil drawings 'tinted with soft watercolor hues.' The often surreal figures have different parts of their body emphasized based on the interest level. Some of his more recent work bizarrely and oddly shaped creatures, ghoulish faces, and fantastic totems. 

The Art of Felipe Doya

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Felipe Bedoya was born in Cali, Colombia. He began to draw when he was very young and his work is heavily influenced by pop culture, magazines and television. As his style grew he began to develop a childlike aesthetic for adults, combining techniques and expressions like photography, fashion and painting. Bedoya has an incredible eye for details and is constantly focused on emphasizing the eyes of his subjects.

Erin Cone's Orchestration of Poses

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Erin Cone's artwork emphasizes visual impact over narrative context, focusing on the subtle orchestration of her subject within the framework of design. She creates a deliberate push and pull between near-photorealistic  detail and her own vocabulary of visual glitches that challenge that very realism. The duality is central to her work and allows her fiures to remain wholly representational while functioning abstractly, evoking emotion without defining it. 

Ellen Weinstein Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Ellen Weinstein was born and raised in NYC and graduated from Pratt. She exhibits her work in local NY galleries as well as in the US and Italy, and is an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Weinstein's illustrations utilize a combination of digital and collage techniques to create a whimsical and strange atmosphere of hybrid creatures.

Tyler Stout X Mondo X Ghibli

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Tyler Stout and Mondo are releasing a limited edition vinyl release of a compilation of selections from five different Studio Ghibli films, featuring performances form the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The artwork depicts characters from Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Cat Returns and My Neighbors the Yamadas. The artwork remains very closely true to the original art produced by Studio Ghibli, but we love the way Stout has designed these illustrations in honor of the beautiful films.

JW Lee's "Hopeful"

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
JW Lee is an aspiring illustrator from KL, Malaysia. She is particularly interested in portrait and fashion illustrations like this one, entitled "Hopeful." JW draws from contemporary fashion cultture and animal life to create her delicate colored-pencil renderings. 

The Many Styles of Malachi Ward

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Malachi Ward is an artist, illustrator and cartoonist whose crisp, authoritative linework translates magnificently from highly graphic comics to more abstract landscapes of color and texture. Ward is currently working on comics with Matt Sheean and is constantly putting out new character designs, panels or lovely illustration work. Keep your eye on his tumblr for incoming updates.

The Art of Naranjalidad

Illustration // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Naranjalidad is an architecture student living in Madrid. She began doing commissioned portraits as a teenager and has now chosen to dedicate herself to this world. Apart from traditional drawing and illustration, she also has experience in the field of web design and branding. Her work focuses on themes of fashion and female beauty.

Mirai Mizue's A Long Day of Timbre

Illustration // Monday, August 05, 2013
Mirai Mizue was born in 1981 in Tokyo and studied animation at Tama Arts University. He is representative of a budding generation of independent Japanese animators who are taking the artform into new territories of abstraction and eccentricity. With an unabating affection for cells and their strange microscopic behaviors, Mizue uses their mutative powers in every frame as they flow in and out of eachother in rhythmical patterns, eventually overtaking the screen in a strange and hypnotic cellular ballet.

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