Lilidoll's "Milkybook"

Illustration // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lilidoll is a french artist and character designer whose "Milky Book" illustrations capture the charming, fantastical world of a little girl in a forest-land. Lilidoll's artwork is quaint and lovely, using glowing tones of blue and purple to describe the shapes of her imagined space. She populates the land of "Milky Book" with dynamic little white-furred animals that are hard to resist. Her illustrations are perfectly cute, just like her name.  

New Work by Matt Leines

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Brooklyn-based artist Matt Leines this morning. Matt earned his BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and often depicts fantasy worlds inhabited by strange beasts, living architecture and colorful lines and patterns. He opens his show Hypebolic at Beginnnings, Brooklyn on April 11th.

Joe Fig's Tiny Tables

Illustration // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We love to feature Joe Fig because his work is so wonderfully playful and difficult to look away from. After doing a series of miniature sculptures of artists in their studios, Fig goes on to make this series of artist's tables, a strange and whimsical approach toward realistic rendering. Fig's miniature tables look frighteningly accurate, yet they are miniscule, lending a sense of kitsch to these homages to great artists. The workspaces belong to big names like Jackson Pollock and Chuck Close. We love being able to look inside these art world giants' lives through the handiwork of a skilled miniature craftsman. 

Jean Baptiste's Dynamic Animals

Illustration // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jean Baptiste has an astounding skill for texture, color and character design. He wanted to become a makeup artist as a child, and spent a great deal of time drawing and sculpting monsters, to his parent's delight. He oriented himself toward animation as he got older and studied illustration at the Emile Cohl in Lyon, then 2D animation at the great Gobelins school in Paris. Baptiste started working video games as a 3D animator but quickly left for other projects and eventually was rescued by the cartoon saloon in Ireland, where he works to this day. 

Illustrations by Matt Taylor

Illustration // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
 Matt Taylor is an illustrator and lives by the sea. He likes drawing pictures for money, riding his bike, walking on the beach, appreciating comic books and rummaging through thrift stores for old photos. His work is fraught with streaks of color that evoke motion, power and energy-- we love this re-imagination of Pendleton Ward's "Adventure Time" and its bold, graphic color scheme. Taylor's work is both playful and moving, and his deft design choices give him all the tools necessary to deliver an effective illustrations-- visual storytelling is Taylor's forte!

Illustrations by Jules Julien

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We are enjoying the illustrations of Paris-based designer and visual artist Jules Julien. His designs, simple silhouettes, and hyper-realistic vignettes are bold and vibrant. He has done professional work for the likes of Keds, Playstation, Louis Vitton, and Cartoon Network.

Illustrations by Emilio Santoyo

Illustration // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Emilio Santoyo lives and works in Los Angeles, California as a freelance illustrator and designer. A 2007 graduate of Art Center College of Design, the work Santoyo produces comes from a combination of a well-trained hand and a sense of childlike glee, which is evident in the simple, rhythmic shapes and vibrant colors of his images. He is inspired by animation, junkyards, movies, and the joys and events of life.

Illustrations by Max Grünfeld

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Hamburg-based artist Max Grünfeld find inspiration in the little details of her everyday life whether it be a conversation, funny circumstance, daydreaming, people or animals. Max studied at the Art Academy ArtEZ, Netherlands and Escola Massana Art Academy in Spain. About her work she says, 'I can tell much more with illustrations in extraordinary ways than when I would have to shape the same idea/image or feeling with words.'

The Art of Renee Nault

Illustration // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Renee Nault is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist known for her vivid watercolor and ink illustrations. Growing up near the ocean in Victoria, Nault was influenced by the languid weightlessness and bright colors of underwater landscapes. She later connected these ideas with the "floating world" of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, combining this influence with her own personal edge, cryptic symbolism, and dark sense of humor.

Paper and Thread from Happy Red Fish

Illustration // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
  Happy Red Fish is a creative studio owned and operated by Amsterdam-based artist and designer Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen. Using a combination of paper, thread, and photography, van Heummen creates quiet landscapes and subtle narratives that soothe the mind and loosen the visual palette. His "Lonely Houses" series is particularly haunting, a collection of distorted structures hanging in a paper void, anchored only by radial threads stretching toward the horizon.  


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