Na Zhao "Competing Soil"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Na Zhao, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, penci on paper universes, full of rich detail and sprawling scenes. We chose our favorite, Competing Soil.

Guest Curated: The Work of Gary Taxali

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India in 1968. A year later, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. The encouragement of his parents led Gary to take art classes as a child which eventually led him to pursue an art education.

Johannes König's 'How Many Moments...'

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Océ and Man roland engaged Johannes König to draw 8 posters based on the quote “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” (Shing Xiong) For this project, he developed an illustrative style combined with analogue textures and put together a preview animation highlighting the various pieces created.

Curated Selection: Gary Taxali

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India in 1968. A year later, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. The encouragement of his parents led Gary to take art classes as a child which eventually led him to pursue an art education. In 1991, he graduated from the Ontario College of Art and immediately began working as a professional illustrator. A few years later, he began showing in various galleries including the Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA...

Curated Selection: Christian Northeast

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Christian Northeast has a long list of likes to complement his graphic illustration work that range from bad printing, the Dada era, Max Ernst, old signs, exploitation movie posters to Russian Constructivism as well as a few dislikes including beaded and airbrushed T-shirts, murder, gangrene, wearing shoes that are 3 sizes too small and The Beach Boys. His work can be seen in numerous publications worldwide.

Curated Selection: Alberto Seveso

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Alberto Seveso is an illustrator living in Rome Italy who combines beautiful vector art, illustration and photography to create stunning pieces that you can stare at for hours. Complex patterns and the simple human form are perfectly complemented in Alberto’s complex, layered work and intricately rendered commercial portrait pieces.

Curated Selection: Marumiyan

Illustration // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Born 1985, Fukuoka, Japan. Currently living and working in Fukuoka City. Influenced by his father, Marumiyan began to draw pictures in his early childhood. His specialty is collage, made by blending photographs and freehand drawings. He works with various media, such as posters, flyers, packages, websites and CD jackets. He has recently been chosen as one of the ’10 top artists” on the design magazine MdN (Japan).

An Epic Afternoon with Sickboy

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In this short video documentary, director Viktor Vauthier spends a typically chaotic sunday afternoon with acclaimed UK graffiti artist Sickboy as he prepares for his solo show in San Francisco, "Wonder Club" at White Walls Gallery.

Dopludo Collective

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2006, the Dopludo Collective brings together the considerable talents of multi-disciplinary artists Egor Kraft, Eibatova Karina, and Lesha Galkin. As a team the creative trio work on installations, objects, illustrations, interiors, and public projects in Russia and Scandinavia, and they are largely inspired by the magical and mystical themes of folk tales.

The Process of Andre Defreitas

Illustration // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photographer and Illustrator Andre Defreitas breaks it down for us and reveals his creative process for another amazing illustration. Hint: it involves some drawing, some crying, a few distractions, and a lot of illustration savvy.

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