Bookplates by Dušan Polakovič

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
We are enjoying Bratislava-based artist Dušan Polakovič's series of Bookplates, titled Ex Libris (Latin for bookplate). A Bookplate is a small print or label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. The earliest known marks of ownership of books date to 1391-53 BCE in Egypt. 

The Work of Eiko Borcherding

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
Hamburg, Germany-based artist Eiko Borcherding continues to create intricate and well-executed mixed media pencil drawings. With an eye for detail, he plays on the ideals of life and death, combining these elements in a way that creates a hauntingly beautiful duality. Recently, his work has begun to catch the eye of many art collectors resulting in art exhibitions  throughout Europe.

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

The Art of Raúl Gonzalez

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
As a kid I'd grab Mad magazines and immediately look for the tiny cartoons that lined the margins. when i realized that Mad artist Sertio Aragones also did a comic book, Groo the Wanderer, I was hooked. Twenty years later I met El Paso-born and Boston-based artist Raul Gonzalez, a founding member of the local art collective...

Soot and Gold by Ikenaga Yasunari

Illustration // Friday, August 21, 2015
Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari's serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses. Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play...

The Neofuturist Illustrations of Syd Mead

Illustration // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Syd Mead is most famous for his designs for science fiction films, including Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. We’re excited, though, to check out his illustrations, which are equally as compelling. He deems them neofuturist, and the illustrations span a range of possible worlds, often focusing on vehicles and architecture. 

Derek Louis Ercolano's "Experiments"

Illustration // Monday, August 17, 2015
Born and raised in New York, Derek Louis Ercolano is currently finishing up his Masters Degree in Bergen, Norway. Derek's tumblr is a source for what he calls his "experiments." Bright colors and strange...

Lena Klyukina's Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 17, 2015
Based out of Vilnius, Lithuania, Lena Klyukina floored us with her detailed and precise pieces. Her illustrations reminisce the 60s and 70s psychedelic age while creating compositions of cyber punk themes on a fine art level. Her artwork explores the emotional feelings we have with nature and ourselves in radical worlds. Check out more of her artwork here as well as her blog.

Skirill's Soundless Horror

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 17, 2015
Russian illustrator Skirill creates masterful, detailed works that could be described as something between the masterful etching and lithograph work of Gustave Dore, H.R. Geiger's greusome portraits and a metal-worshipping modern day graphic artist.

New Work by Sam Chivers

Illustration // Friday, August 14, 2015
Sam Chivers, a Brighton-based artist and illustrator, has come out with some new and mesmerizing illustrations, Dark Days. Fusing graphical and figurative elements together his work speaks with a unique vocabulary. A strong ethic of self-directed projects has allowed his work to progress in various directions, but always with a core commitment to good draughtsmanship. Informed by an eclectic range of influences and disciplines, Sam has worked with a range of international clients.

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