Anne Sofie Madsen's Couture Creations

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born and raised in Denmark, fashion designer and illustrator Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Following her graduation, Madsen was offered the opportunity to train beneath John Galliano for Dior in Paris as well as work for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers. She later moved to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. Now based in Copenhagen, Madsen regularly exhibits her couture-inspired collections and continues to create strikingly inventive fashion illustrations. 

Johanna Goodman's Celebrity Faces

Illustration // Sunday, June 09, 2013
Johanna Goodman's series of shockingly colorful celebrity portraits capture the personality and dynamism of these entertainment mastheads with accuracy and flair. Using oil pastels, Goodman fleshes out the visages of these faces we have become so familiar with, stratifying them by bump, ridge and recess. Goodman is an illustrator who calls her work "award-winning, bleeding edge, shockingly new, tantalizingly fresh"  and "classically classy." She has worked for Rollign Stone, The New Yorker, Spin, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and many more. 

Rich Kelly Poster Art

Illustration // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Rich Kelly makes poster art that is at once wildly fresh and inarguably sophisticated. He creates single images that express the attitude and atmosphere of a film or musical group with skill and flourish, utilizing an astounding sense for angle, proportion and perspective to generate off-kilter compositions that could draw you in for hours. Kelly's earthy, controlled palette allows him to place emphasis on the figures and their dynamic interactions, giving these movie/band posters a life of their own outside the realm of the original works. You might not even want to bother seeing the movies, just spend the day gorging your eyes on these posters!

Angus Fergusson-Stewart's Classic Cars

Illustration // Friday, June 07, 2013
'The average citizen had access to a highly designed, imaginative creation in an environment where "art" buying would be considered snobbish and pretentious by ones working class peers. My drawings celebrate some of these masterpieces from the public road gallery.' Angus Fergusson-Stewart

The Ethereal Work of Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Marjolein Caljouw uses color pencil and paint to create a delicate, pale world in which women and nature mesh and intermingle. Caljouw fell in love with illustration at a young age, writing her own stories and little poems with accompanying drawings. Her clients include Playboy, Esprit and Oilily. She is based in the Netherlands.

Paintings by James Reka

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
'James Reka aka RekaOne is a young contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2002, Reka has established himself as a pioneer in Melbourne’s burgeoning street art scene. His origins lie in the alleyways and train-lines of the city’s inner-suburbs, and his popularity has seen him grow to being exhibited on gallery walls the world over. His character work has come to represent the beginning of a new style of street art – surrealist, abstracted creatures emerging from the depths of Reka’s mind, communicating through strong lines, dynamic movement and bold colours.

'An Artist Growing Old' by Christina Gomila

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Christina Gomila is an artist and illustrator based in London. 'The Story of an Artist by Daniel Johnston is a song that narrates in a very simple but nonetheless poetical way what many unrecognized artists have to go through during their creative lives. Sometimes misunderstood, sometimes undervalued they hear from people discouraging messages like the ones portrayed on the song  "Hey! Get a Job! Why do you only do that only? Why are you so odd? We don't really like what you do. We don't think anyone ever will. It's a problem that you have. And that problem's made you ill"  but far from getting down it inspires them to produce new beautiful works like this one song...'  

The Work of Andy Gilmore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic. Andy received his BFA from SUNY Empire State College and relocated to California where he worked resizing print ads for C1RCA Footwear and Forum Snowboards, introducing him to the computer and laying the foundation for his career in digital art, illustration and design.

Kruella D'Enfer Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Angela Ferreira, also known as Kruella D'Enfer, is a Portuguese artist born in 1988 on Halloween. She says that this might help explain her fascination with the strange, the surreal and complex worlds that emerge from her artwork. She utilizes brushes, spraypaint and markers and is inspired by the underworld of old-school tattoos, mythical creatures, legends, constellations and galaxies. Her fresh, graphic sensibility is evident in everything she does, from wall tags to graphic illustrations.  

Punks in Canada

Illustration // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Forage Press is a publication that celebrates the union of visual art and music through specialized articles/artworks representing a particular chosen genre or movement of music. This Forage Press article focuses in on the "dauntingly sublime Canadian landscape" and its role in building the Candian punk and metal underground. From large city centres to remote and isolated communities, the Canadian environment seems to have given birth to the pristine and the transgressive, and these illustrations aim to capture the cult favorites and masters of the punk genre, the truly transgressive. Check out these awesome illustrations of punks and demons tramping around the Canadian countryside. 

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