Kotaro Chiba's Girlish Innocence

Illustration // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Kotaro Chiba is a professional freelance illustrator, designer, and animator based in Niigata, Japan. Her work is clearly heavily influenced by her home country, containing elements of traditional Japanese art as well as anime and manga, showing lithe young women with long delicate necks and soft features in a variety of natural landscapes.

ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-up

Erotica // Monday, May 04, 2015
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...

Graphite Illustrations by Joe Fenton

Illustration // Monday, May 04, 2015
Joe Fenton is a London-based artist and illustrator. Skulls, monkeys, eyeballs and figures from Eastern spirituality abound in his spooky large-scale drawings, all meticulously rendered in black and white with graphite, ink, acrylic and gouache.

Update: Lucy Hardie's Intricate Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, May 01, 2015
Lucy Hardie was born in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. She began her education at a Waldorf School that her parents built on their farm and it was here that her love of art was encouraged... 'To help others experience Life's infinite beauty and mystery more deeply, is my greatest aspiration. Art as a catalyst for a more liberated and embracing self and worldview. I am influenced by the work of Ernst Fuchs, Vali Myers, Zdzislaw Beksinski...'

Illustrations and Animations by Carlín Díaz

Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some of Carlin Diaz's works have organic shapes, others geometrics. Shapes, he always thinks about shapes: of a circle, a flower, the shape of a woman... But, how represent them graphically? It all depends in the personality of each and every shape and the vibe transmitted by them. Every project have his own personality, every project creates his own feeling. 

Bec Winnel Revisited (and showing at Thinkspace Gallery)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
We are falling into these new works by Australian illustrator and artist Bec Winnel. The emotive and sophisticated quality of her illustrations are the result of layers of mixed medium including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic and paper cuts. Her subjects and imagery are haunting and feminine.

JuxArt @ Lagunitas: What We Like

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Maybe you have noticed in the print magazine, but Lagunitas Brewing Company, creators of some very fine ales, IPAs, pilsners, and a very nice Little Sumpin' Ale that we here at the Juxtapoz office really enjoy, have been creating interactive ads that ask for art submissions. Back in the April Issue, aka the "Bjork" issue, Lagunitas gave readers a black canvas and said go at it, and while you are going at it, submit your work to juxart@lagunitas.com. They got a lot of submissions. Even our editor's grandfather submitted. Here are some of our favorites. 

The Tormented Figures of Janus Miralles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Beautiful and melancholy, these new digital illustrations by Janus Miralles are simple yet dynamic. His textural technique transforms the familiar.

An Update with Alana Dee Haynes

Fashion // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Everyone has a certain way they see the world. Some things jump out at people, while others pass them by. I see faces and patterns everywhere. When I look at people, I connect their beauty marks, and find faces in their knuckle lines. It’s just the way I live. So, naturally, I see these things in photographs too.

Illustrations of Architects' Buildings and the Animals They Look Like

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
If you've ever thought that the Eiffel Tower look a little bit like a Giraffe or that the Guggenheim could be a snail, then you're not alone. Federico Babina, whose architecture-influenced illustrations we've been enjoying for years, has a whole series of famous architects' classic buildings and the animals they look like!

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