Music Video: Throne "Tharsis Sleeps" by Nicos Livesey

Illustration // Thursday, June 12, 2014
In this amazing animated video made by Nicos Livesey for metal gods Throne, the artist used embroidery to create a frame by frame illustrated story to go along with song 'Tharsis Sleeps'. This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time— indulge in it one time. 

Phantom Color

Illustration // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
CB1 Gallery presents Phantom Color, which brings together three artists, Eric Beltz, Brian Scott Campbell and Nathan Hayden, whose work indulges in a black and white palette and whose themes run from playful to macabre. Through various techniques, individual inventiveness, and a thorough commitment to grayscale....

Hunter Stabler's Intricate Cut-outs

Illustration // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
'My work deals with the architecture, patterning and symbols of mythical and theoretical origins. I use multicultural religiously based patterns and cymatic patterns to construct images of mystical creatures, subtle invisible phenomena, theoretical shapes of the universe, and microcosmic vibratory events...'  

Ladi6 - Hold Tight

Illustration // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In this minimal, animated video, we're swept back to the days of analog simplicity and solitary lifework thanks to director Robert Wallace who also plays the role of one of the genius animators along with Luke Toth for Ladi6's song Hold Tight. Enjoy!

"Dark Matters" Studio Visit

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
In keeping with our recent interest in artist's studios, we've taken a trip into the three workspaces belonging to the artists of "Dark Matters," an exhibition fraught with night-things and gnarled creatures which debuted this month at Bash Contemporary in San Francisco. The artists are Robert Bowen, Caitlin Hackett and Dave Correia, and together they populate a nightmarish world with cold colors, distorted anatomy, expressive brush strokes and grotesquely accurate details. Take a look into the studios where these otherworldly realms were created, and make sure to catch this show before it comes down!

Rod Hunt Explains His World

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The former chairman of the Association of Illustrators, Rod Hunt continues to engage in the art and design community. His highly detailed cityscape images still draw careful attention, vast miniature worlds that seem implausibly designed by one man alone. Hunt explains his process here.

Animated GIF Exhibition to open in Iran

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Come May 30th, the city of Shiraz, Iran will get its first new media art exhibition. Curated and organized by artists Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani, and hosted by Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House, Bitrates seeks to expose the public to the potentials of new tech and art.  Daniel Rourke, for his part, has curated a show within the show called GIFbites, a website that pairs animated GIFs, which are silent, with sound. The show will include more than 50 artists. We’re looking forward to it.

HYDEON @ Maxwell Collette, Chicago

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Ian "Hydeon" Ferguson is a Chicago-based visual artist working in india ink and numerous other mediums. He blends contemporary Americana folk art, street art, fine art, surrealism and graphic design. His work is about life experience and his surrounding environment. Hydeon has an upcoming solo show at Maxwell Colette Gallery in Chicago, where he will be revealing an installation, large scale murals and smaller framed work. 

Astronomical Geographical Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
John Philipps Emslie illustrated maps and contributed to the British topographical archive in the mid to late 1800s with his beautiful astronomical and geographical illustrations.

Dan Woodger Reminds Us to Smile

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Freelance illustrator Dan Woodger lives and works in London. His commercial and personal work is reminiscent of a "hidden pictures" type of illustration created for children. These pieces are bright, cheeky and detailed...


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