Man as Beast by Charlotte Caron

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
This series of images from French artist Charlotte Caron combine photographic portraits with the painted faces of various animals in an attempt to reconcile humanity's duality as both man and beast, seemingly civilized and beyond the feral forces of nature, yet also irrevocably bound to it and part of it. Our inner beast is lifted to the surface in Caron's paintings, still partially recognizable as human yet expressing the visceral souls of animals, whose behaviors and proclivities we still share despite our greatest efforts to deny it. Perhaps coming to terms with our animal-selves will help humanity see nature as a part of our deepest identity, its survival intertwined eternally with our own.

Gina Kiel's Rediscovery

Erotica // Monday, July 15, 2013
Inspired by the hypnotic sensory sounds of Daft Punk, New Zealand-based artist Gina Kiel created an incredibly sensual piece for San Francisco's Gauntlet Gallery in their recent exhibition "ReDiscovery," coinciding with the popular French electronica band's highly anticipated new album release. Kiel's sleek illustration depicts three female figures possessed by some electronic organism, each feeding off the other's intensely erotic form of ecstasy during an intimate moment of transformation from human to machine. Be sure to check out this piece and others from Kiel after the jump. 

Ballpoint Pen Illustrations by Wang2Mu

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
Guangzhou, China-based artist Wang2Mu uses typically only red and blue ballpint pens for is incredibly detailed illustrations. Many of his pieces explore both childhood nostalgia and the domestic culture of Ghuangzhou.

Hannah Stouffer's 'Metaphysical Alphabet'

Illustration // Sunday, July 14, 2013
Contributing editor and illustrator Hannah Stouffer recently completed her own transcendental typeface, an alphabet based in metaphysics out of her own intricate line-work. In her words, it is 'A study on the fundamental nature of beingness through an exploration in metaphysical research, traditional ontology, determinism, natural theology and universal science.'...

Anthony Lister: 10 Years of Sketches

Illustration // Friday, July 12, 2013
Anthony Lister is selling printed copies of a compilation of his sketchbooks featuring 192 pages of selected sketchbook drawings over the course of ten years of drawing. This book represents a massive gathering of thoughts, memories and impressions; an impressive document for any artist who knows what it's like to fill book after book, year after year. This ultimate sketchbook is sure to contain volumes of precious imagery and human narrative.

Kate Baylay Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, July 11, 2013
With a First Class Honours degree in illustration from the University of the West of England, Kate Baylay creates work that is at once dark and almost deceptively decorative. Taking inspiration from the ‘Golden Age’ illustrators, Baylay's illustrations of fairy tales, short stories and novels are both classic and timelessly modern.

Kyle Jorgensen's Cosmic Fade

Illustration // Thursday, July 11, 2013
Kyle Jorgensen is a painter based in Portland, Oregon. 'Imagery I tend to employ: forests, icebergs, and the cosmos. These symbols represent an inward investigation of solitude, isolation, potential and a respect for the unknown.'

Illustrations by Miles Jackson

Illustration // Thursday, July 11, 2013
'Drawing on a wide range of source material, from the adventures of Tin Tin to Goya etchings, to Japanese woodblock prints, Miles Jackson’s illustrations are built on an invented visual language of dense pattern used to construct rhythmic compositions. The works labor-oriented subject matter parallels its structured creation process which Miles finds beautifully meditative and also painstaking as shit.'

Works by Andrew Archer

Illustration // Thursday, July 11, 2013
Andrew Archer is an illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. 'I use a healthy mix of both traditional and digital techniques with no real preference of medium. I didn’t take art through my younger years, but I did eat crayons which quite possibly is where my off-beat colour palettes come from. I’m greatly inspired by surrealism, juxtapositions and sublime narratives but more specifically wood block prints, edo period art, cartoons, ideograms, characterization, travel and Asia.'

2013 Book Illustration Competition Winner

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
The winner of this year's Book Illustration Competition, a yearly event held by the charity House of Illustration and The Folio Society, was Finn Dean. Dean beat over 500 entrants in a competition to interpret Aldous Huxley's classic Brave New World. 

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