Vitalia Samuilova's Nightmare Works

Illustration // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Vitalia Samuilova makes dark, ethereal illustrations that seem to capture the imprints of some dreaming mind. Minimalist in composition but full of depth and detail, these works on paper feature fields of marks with limbs extending, reaching as if out of the drawings themselves. Ghostly and nightmarish, these illustrations cheat toward a darker sensibility, satisfying that wonderful morbid part of each of us. Samuilova is based in Lithuania and makes 3D pieces as well, occupying his own creepy world of dreams.   

Visiting Nostalgia with Monique Jivram

Illustration // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monique Jivram graduated from the Winchester School of Art in 2007. Her unique, vibrant illustrations have a nostalgic, retro feel, incorporating faded hues of brown and blue with the visual imagery of a bygone era. She reflects on the current status of old objects, creating a sense of familiarity and recollection. Her work taps into a universal visual language and communication of objects through prior experiences. Jivram integrates craft elements into her work, combining urban embroidery with vibrant ink drawings. Jivram was born and still works in London.   

Eclectic Art by Chidem Michalski

Illustration // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Chidem Michalski is an illustrator and designer currently based in San Francisco. For the past decade she's worked as one half of the creative duo running Istanbul's premire motion design studio "Imago." These days she's more focused on illustration, arts and textiles, but still does art direction for motion pieces. Her unique style is inspired in equal parts by nature, urban culture and folk art. To create her pieces she uses a mixture of traditional and digital media, techniques that have been around for thousands of years mixed with the latest developments of the digital era. She also keeps a blog where she posts an illustration a day. Simple challenge, but awesome!  

Illustrations by Sean Lewis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We are enjoying Toronto-based artist Sean Lewis' illustrations of dangerous outlaws and criminals. Winning the gold medal at The Ontario Collge of Art and Design for the thesis work, Sean continues to put out expressive commerical and personal work on a regular basis.

Jake Weidmann is Forging the Future

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
As one of 11 master penmen in the world today, Jake Weidmann shares the legacy of this distinction in a short video, "Forging the Future with the Tip of the Pen," demonstrating his creative process for a special piece called "The Beauty of Wisdom." Weidmann's distinctive, elaborate style is reminiscent of classical lettering in large part because he only works in traditional techniques without the aid of modern technology. 

Fresh Type by Andre Beato

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
André Beato is a Portuguese graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer currently living and working in London. He works mostly with vector based graphics and is responsible for extensive projects developing corporate identities through the use of illustrated typography. Beato operates in a variety of creative fields, including graphic, print, and editorial, collaborating with clients from artistic and entertainment industries, such as record labels, magazines, clothing companies, advertising agencies, and more.

Si Scott Studio

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
Si Scott is a full-time artist, designer, and creative consultant based in the UK. He's renowned for his unique style, blending hand-crafted and hand-drawn artwork for which he has received many awards. So far in his career he has completed projects for Matthew Williamson, Vogue, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Sony, and he has also contributed to advertising campaigns for Guinness, Absolut, and American Express. Scott has given talks and exhibited his work at institutions in cities around the world, including Tokyo, NYC, and Sydney.

The Dynamic Work of Sean Freeman

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
A love for words and beautiful images led illustrator and typographer Sean Freeman to explore the harmony of both by opening his own studio, "There Is," specializing in creative typography, illustration, and art direction. This award-winning artist has created work for a variety of global clients, from advertising to music, editorial to publishing. Forever curious, Freeman is constantly exploring new ways of approaching his work with a love for happy accidents and a passion for visual storytelling, texture, type, and everything in between.

Once again appreciating... Moebius

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
Moebius is one-of-a-kind, a master that influenced some many artists that we cover on our site, and when we see works of his, we always feel compelled to share. When the world lost French artists, cartoonist, comic art, writer and concept artist Moebius (aka Jean Giraud) last year, it allowed for us all to reflect just how fantastic his body of work really was and continues to be...

Illustrator Azul De Corso

Illustration // Sunday, May 26, 2013
Azul De Corso is a freelance artist, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her vibrant and uniquely South American-flavored work has landed her such clients as Pepsico, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Unilever, and Creamfields, among others. De Corso has also worked as an art director for editorials in Mexico and Argentina. In addition to her freelance illustration career, she is also a correspondent for IdN magazine.


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