Tikkywow's Yak

Illustration // Thursday, March 22, 2012
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, graphic artist Tikkywow reinterprets the fearsome faces of "Yak," a race of giants whose statues guard Buddhist temples from evil spirits. Inspired by elements of traditional Thai art and culture, Tikkywow places these legendary mythical beings in a modern, colorful, and graffiti-inspired world using an eye-popping vector graphic style.

New Aaron Crawford Prints

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Atlanta, GA based illustrator Aaron Crawford recently released some new prints in his online shop! Heavily inspired by horror movies, Aaron spends his time creating stomach churning scenes with the deformed, skulls, demons, claws, slime, wrinkles, razor teeth and contorted limbs, he forces you into an alternate reality where the grotesque and evil aren’t ashamed to flourish.

Matt Williams: Uberkraaft

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Meet Matt Williams. A freelance illustrator, artist, designer & creative director working under the name Uberkraaft for his various illustration & personal work projects. 'I'm anti-style and work across a lot of media... I can practically turn my hand to any style to fit any project.'  Hence the appropriate and fitting name he has chosen, Uberkraaft!

Mike Lemanski's Sheet Music

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations. "Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal." (Pierre Boulez)

Maaike Verwijs

Erotica // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Maaike Verwijs is an avid illustrator and artist based out of the Netherlands with a hand and an eye for creating gorgeously drawn narrative images. This llustration was created for the story "Radar Doesn't Believe In The Supernatural." by Josh Tierney. Every chapter is accompanied by a music track and an album cover. This is track ten: "The First Person."

The Work of Tomo77

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Notebook Drawings by BLU

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
We were checking BLU's website last night after finishing a little project with FAME Festival, and noticed he had updated his site with new notebook drawings. Because we are used to seeing BLU's drawings becoming multi-storied political commentary pieces, seeing his work on this scale is a great reminder of how talented the Italian artist is.

Wooden Toy Quarterly

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We'd sure like to get our hands on the newest edition of Australia's Wooden Toy Quarterly, possibly the most design-heavy lowbrow art and creative culture publication ever printed. Appealing to art and design fiends alike, the magazine presents creative culture as a lifestyle that cannot be separated from a love of brilliant photography, art, illustration, and some of the tightest graphic design you’ve ever seen printed on uncoated paper.

Tomo77

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Jared Africa

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Sometimes I try to accomplish a very specific thing with my work," explains Las Vegas-based illustrator Jared Africa, "while other times I just try to express visually different anxieties and emotions that I feel. And I like to try and make ugly things seem beautiful." Africa cites his main artistic influences as slime, Jello, body horror, Akira, lasers, wrinkles, Teletubbies, and David Lynch, among many other random and fantastic things.