Heritage by Felipe Merida

Illustration // Monday, April 22, 2013
Significantly influenced by Native American culture, western films and cowboys, Felipe Merida entwines them themes into his illustrations and graphic design. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Merida uses ink and watercolor to create contrast between his rough and weathered characters...  

Grotesque Characters by Anton Vill

Illustration // Monday, April 22, 2013
At first glance Anton Vill's illustrations appear very classical with perfectly rendered people. Looking closer the individuals are bizarre creatures who seem to be once human, are now effects of a horrific event. Vill is known for his attention to detail...

Book Illustrations by the Balbusso Sisters

Illustration // Friday, April 19, 2013
Twin sister illustration team, Anna & Elena Balbusso, live and work in Milan, Italy. They are three time consecutive winners of the GOLD MEDAL in the book category of the Society of Illustrators NYC, and here you'll find one of their winning selections, a series of illustrations made for Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The Balbussos' practice is steeped in art historical reference and painterly tradition, influences that are visibly apparent in their stunning works of art.

Revolved Forms by Crtomir Just

Illustration // Friday, April 19, 2013
'Revolved Forms' is the result of a 3D experiment with illuminated cloned shapes, a visual investigation using inorganic materials to recreate images of organic forms. Črtomir Just studied landscape architecture, and is currently working as a graphic designer and 3D artist. He is based in Murska Sobota, Slovenia.

Ballpoint Illustrations by Chamo San

Illustration // Friday, April 19, 2013
Chamo San uses ink and black and blue ballpoint pen to create stunning photorealistic illustrations. Chamo studied Fine Arts at UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Barcelona, and ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris. Though he considers himself above all a draftsman, he's a fan of all artistic media. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Star Wars Maps by Andrew DeGraff

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
Philadelphia-based designer Andrew DeGraff has meticulously illustrated Star Wars maps, starting the journey on Tatooine and winding through the Death Star, Hoth, Degobah, and the adventures in between. 

Hand Created CMYK Halftone Printing at The Human Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
A collection of students at the University of Derby has been taking photographs and manually creating CMYK halftone printing effects by hand in an ongoing project titled The Human Printer. Watch a video after the jump...

Jacob Everett's Ballpoint Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jacob Everett is an artist and illustrator from the UK. He creates large scale black and white portraits using biro brand ballpoint pens. His work varies in subject from well known faces of popular culture to homeless men from the streets of Bradford. He use an intricate technique of overlapping elliptical marks, which gradually build to represent the subtle contours of the face. In common with digital images, his works, close up, appear as thousands of tiny ‘pixels’. When viewed from a distance they reveal the subtleties and nuances of individual character.  

Mario Kolaric's Line Patterns

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
These experimental drawings are part of an ongoing series by artist Mario Kolaric. The simple, meticulous linework conveys materiality, structures, perspectives and different shapes or premises. Like the careful needlepoint of an artist at a loom, Kolaric creates patterns that evoke movement and energy, waves and patterns both naturally-occurring and not. These are strange and unique relics of sketchbook explorations, a lovely representation of the goings-on of one artist's idle mind.   

Steve Scott Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Steve Scott demonstrates a powerful usage of shape and line in his beautifully absorbing character designs. Designing the likes of LA Rockers, Harajuku Girls and Sushi Trains, Scott has a penchant for contemporary fashion and scenes of young urban life. Steve Scott is a London-based animation director and illustrator whose work reveals notable control over the nuances of palette, design and silhouette. His website is endlessly fun to look through and we highly recommend that you do.  


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