Illustrations by Mapache Salado

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mapache Salado is an artist from Spain whose pastel portraits of women have a gorgeous, tactile personality. Visibly hand-drawn with pencils and gold ink on informal surfaces like graph-paper, Salado's artworks take on a beautifully familiar look and feel. The sketchy, tentative linework and home-made patterning create layers of fresh, graphic imagery. Salado's work finds influence in Mucha, Klimt and Schiele as well as fashion and skate/BMX culture. Salado loves animated movies, punk music, Nietzsche and Bugs Bunny. 

Tessar Lo's Expressionistic Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Toronto-based Tessar Lo has a unique expressionistic style reminiscent of Basquiat or Anthony Lister. His dreamy, motion-filled paintings represent fragments of some free-flowing consciousness. Lo's works draw energy from the visual language of children's drawings, mysticism, symbols and totems. We love being able to see the artist's hand so vividly in the strokes and lines of these dynamic, deeply engaging works.   

Brandt Peters' Sideshow Icons

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Brandt Peters is a self-taught illustrator and designer whose paintings explore the eras of ancient cartoons, Victorian toys and pre-WWI vintage 'Pop' ephemera. He was raised by a family of artists and antique collectors, and his artwork shows the influence of creepy sideshow icons, deviant animalia and the "masked" glorification of cartoon alter egoes. His slick, sultry style is unmistakeably his own. Brandt lives and works in New Mexico with his two dogs, Bailey and Diego.   

Hillary White's Pop-Reinterpretations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Hillary White's pop-art-history interpretations provide a hilariously refreshing re-imagining of these opposite ends of visual culture. Born in Main, "from the salty depths of a bubbling cauldron overflowing with '80s pop culture, classical art, and Alice and Wonderland," White focuses her artistic energy on mashing up pop-culture with mastheads of classical art. We love these weird, unabashedly-clashing portraits of The Muppets, Aliens, memes, superheroes and R2D2.   

Lindsey Olivares Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  Lindsey Olivares has an uncanny sense for caricature, color and space. She says she "strives to capture authentic moments and bring subtleties of real life into her designs and characters." Olivares studied animation at Ringling College of Art and Design and interned at Disney Animation with a focus on character design. Lindsey is currently pursuing a freelance illustration career and resides in a small farming town off the Sacramento river where she draws cartoons and makes tortillas with her grandmother.  

Work by Dan Zettwoch

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Well known for his comic books and anthology work, Dan Zettwoch was born in 1977  Louisville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Muhammad Ali and the cheeseburger. Zettwoch's illustrations show off his keen wit and love of developing characters. His references to Midwestern and southern pop culture brims his art work with personality...

Magical Worlds by Yosuke Ueno

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno creates worlds of a strange and surreal nature. Ueno wants to take the viewer on a magical ride, introducing unusual characters along the way with hidden symbolism to decode in her work, "I always start new work without any detailed designs. My hope is for a piece to complete itself beyond my imagination. I sometimes say that artists are parallel to scientists...

Bold Illustrations by Stefano Zattera

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Graphic designer, comic book illustrator, painter, sculptor, fiction writer, the list goes on for Stefano Zattera. For the Italian native nothing is out of reach as he puts together a large body of work. Zattera's bold and incisive voice gains him respect around the world and comes across in his illustrations. His subjects for his work range from political, humorous, horrific and satirical...  

Junji Ito's Eerie Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Junji Ito was born in the Gifu prefecture of Japan in 1963. Inspired by Kazuo Umezu's comics and always watching his older sister's doodle, Ito decided to draw horror comics for himself. Trying to juggle his dental technician career with his increasingly popular hobby, life dramatically changed for Ito when he received an honorable mention from his influence Umezu, for submitting a short story to Gekkan Halloween...   

The Ghostly Illustrations of Januz Miralles

Illustration // Monday, March 25, 2013
  Januz Miralles is an illustrator based in Laguna, Philippines. His eerie, ethereal images combine traditional painting techniques with digital photo manipulation, creating a surreal landscape where human figures are woven into a shifting fog of textures and brush strokes. Although little is known of the artist or his artistic approach, Miralles' work is nonetheless viscerally haunting and mystical.   

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