Andy Gilmore's Kaleidoscopic Visions

Illustration // Friday, May 17, 2013
NYC-based artist Andy Gilmore is an undisputed master of color and geometric composition. His work is often characterized as polychromatic and hypnotic, although it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music. Gilmore's journey toward his masterful style unfolded through a dogged pursuit of education through practical experience, noting the bookstores, bakeries, and theaters where he worked as more influential than his formal schooling.

Styrofoam Cup Illustrations by Cheeming Boey

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Cheemy Boey, known to most as "Boey," found himself doodling on his cup in a coffee shop when he didn't have any paper to jot down his ideas. Pleased with the results he began sketching on cups, producing an awesome collection of Sharpie styofoam cup illustrations! They can now be purchased in his Etsy shop or through his website.

Illustrations by Brazilian Duo 'Imarginal'

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Fernando Moraes and Roane Ferreira this morning. Working under the collective title, Imarginal, the duo work on a variety of surfaces from, cotton fabric, markers, and even magnifiers on paper, wood, or walls. Some of their pieces take over 3 months to make and measure over 3 feet wide...

Nadia Flower's World in Bloom

Illustration // Thursday, May 16, 2013
'Fragile, delicate…yet graphic and strong – these elements define Nadia Flower's beautiful illustration work. Nestled in the far-flung beauty of the isles of New Zealand, Nadia happily weaves her imagination for clients across the world, applying hand-drawn and computer-based imagery to a range of visual mediums; from fine arts to fashion, editorial to advertising, books, textiles and much much more.'

Illustrations by Mike Hughes

Illustration // Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mike Hughes is a fine artist and illustrator based in Scotland. His illustrations are heavily influenced by BMX and skate culture, while his paintings investigate abstraction through the expansion of simple imagery. Hughes sees no relation between the two but enjoys the oscillation between high and low brow aesthetics. He lives and works in Aberdeen.

New Works by Faith47

Illustration // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We just came across some impressive new pieces by South African street artist Faith47, including a new mural up in London entitled 'London. You Beast.' Based in Cape Town, Faith47's works of art can be found on both city and gallery walls worldwide, with pieces and exhibits in Europe, America, Australia and her native South Africa. Her works often incorporate the grit of the urban environment, testaments to finding the beauty in the harsh realities of city life.

Illustrated Deck of Cards by Jonathan Burton

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We are really enjoying Bordeaux, France-based illustrator Jonathan Burton's latest project: a pack of cards with a playful, amusing, yet classic twist. The Folio Society commissioned the cards and we want a pack.

Watch: The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We featured shots from illustrator and sign painter David A. Smith's creation of the 'Born & Raised' album art a couple months ago. This morning we take a look at a short documentary and interview with David capturing the behind the scenes of the artwork.

Illustrations by Mizenscen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Los Angeles-based artist Mizenscen this morning. The illustrator and digital artist cuts and pastes anatomic layers and merges them with flora in a vintage and classic style.

An Interview with Illustrator + Tattoo Artist Nomi Chi

Illustration // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Nomi Chi’s work is of mythical proportions, throwing fairytale creatures in dialogue with mysterious female figures, ghosts and beauties of the wood. Nomi has been tattooing since she was a teenager and is constantly pushing her work to new levels of aesthetic badassery. She is a creature of detail, a serious artisan whose illustrations and tattoos operate on both a decorative and thought-provoking level. Chi’s artwork is simply as gorgeous as it is strange. Order some of her hand-made work or get your skin weirdified by her as soon as possible.

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