Peter Driben's Unforgettable Pin Ups

Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Peter Driben (b. 1903 - d. 1968) was a highly successful American pin up and glamor artist whose charmingly risqué illustrations were beloved by the American public from the beginning of WWII until the great baby boom of the 1950's. Although he is often overshadowed today by the likes of Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, Driben's prolific output and popularity during his lifetime have firmly cemented him as one of the 20th century's great pin up artists, and his alluring creations continue to delight and titillate.

Skyfall by Simon Silaidis

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
With a style that mixes the aesthetics of Western, Asian, and Arabic calligraphy, artist Simon Silaidis intertwines the cultural traditions of these disparate parts of the world in a single harmonious script. Applying them to the bare surfaces of abandoned urban buildings, Silaidis' calligraphy conveys a message of change and hope in impoverished landscapes, both physically and philosophically. "Skyfall" is a moving video documenting this artistic process, each gest symbolizing a simple step toward inner peace and human unity.

Sakke Soini's Retro Extravagance

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
Sakke Soini is a freelance digital artist, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. While attending business school he realized he was spending more time perfecting his PowerPoint presentations than on his school work, so after graduating with a BA in international business in 2006, he decided to switch gears and pursue a career in graphic design. Soini draws his inspiration from the brightness of Japanese pop culture, science fiction movies, electronic music, and the 1980's in general.

Luca Ionescu & Like Minded Studio

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
Luca Ionescu is the internationally lauded artist behind Like Minded Studio, a Sydney-based design studio with a range clients that include Nike, Zoo York, MTV, Coca-Cola, and Hurley, to name a few. Ionescu is renowned for his logo and typography work, as well as his talent for branding and motion graphics. He most recently collaborated with Baz Luhrman and his team on logo branding and typography for "The Great Gatsby," going so far as to create original display typeface and letterforms exclusively for the production.

The Evolving Art of Alex Trochut

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
Born in Barcelona in 1981, designer, illustrator, and typographer Alex Trochut has been working professionally as a freelance artist since 2007. His works plays with modern conceptions of minimalism, effortlessly combining restraint and simplicity with touches of opulence and brilliant details. Driven by a singular desire to constantly evolve, Trochut's ambition for perennial improvement is reflected in his eclectic yet consistently exceptional body of work, not to mention his personal work philosophy, "more is more." 

Illustrator Logan Faerber

Illustration // Sunday, May 19, 2013
Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, Logan Faerber is a freelance illustrator who graduated from the Montserrat College of Art with a BFA in illustration and graphic design. He's currently living and working in Boston, MA, bringing his own unique style to characters, comics, websites, and other various forms of print design. Aside from freelance illustration work, Faerber is also the co-founder and lead illustrator of the design company Dobot, where he also works on web-design, typography, and branding.

Sonar Fates Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, May 18, 2013
Dean Falsify Cook's--also known as "Sonar Fates"-- work addresses themes of the mystic and robotic through digital means. His illustrations have a particularly industrial aesthetic, bringing to mind video game concept art in all its fantastical precision. Cook's work often contains underlying narratives of technological theory and myth, lending a sense of mystery and voice to the work. Cook is masterful with his usage of the digital form.  

Matt W. Moore's Vectorfunk

Illustration // Friday, May 17, 2013
With a personal motto like "Range is conducive to growth," it's little wonder that Matt W. Moore's portfolio encompasses such a wide spectrum of shapes, colors, and applications. Founder of MWM Graphics, Moore applies the bold graphic aesthetics of his action board and graffiti art background to both his commercial and personal projects, dubbing his digital abstract style "Vectorfunk." His work has been featured by Apple, in Coca-Cola's London Olympics Campaign, and even in an entire issue of Wired Magazine. 

Illustrations by Paul Hoppe

Illustration // Friday, May 17, 2013
Raised in Germany and currently residing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Paul Hoppe is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist, designer, and author who enjoys venturing in a variety of artistic fields, including editorial illustration, children's books, comics, advertising, and graphic design. In addition to his professional artistic work, Hoppe teaches courses on comics and the art of the graphic novel during the summer at the School of Visual Arts. His work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators, 3x3, and Communication Arts, to name a few.

That Will Be The Day

Illustration // Friday, May 17, 2013
"That Will Be The Day" is a mesmerizing audio/visual collaboration between composer Aldo Aréchar and motion graphics artist Matthew DiVito. Based in Boston, MA, DiVito uses Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D to create his superb motion graphics work, and his abstract, soft-focus approach flawlessly complements Aréchar's sweeping instrumental compositions.


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