The Work of Olaf Hajek

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Although German artist Olaf Hajek is best known for his illustrations accompanying stories in everything from The New York Times to Playboy, it's no question that his angular and surreal works can stand on their own. With stong, graphic lines, dreamlike colors, and rustic, stylized forms...  

"Ghost Eyes" @ The Standard, Hollywood

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Four years ago, DJ and artist Tommii Lim injured his right eye in an accident. After a forced year off from making art, his eye healed enough to undergo corneal transplant surgery. He was left with one good eye and the other with 27 stitches, a cadaver cornea and distorted vision. Lim's life slowed down dramatically and the way he viewed the world changed completely. His new installation "Ghost Eyes" at The Standard Hollywood documents this new view of life.

DXTR The Weird

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
DXTR the Weird is an illustrator and street artist based in Berlin, Germany. Part of the Weird Crew, DXTR translates his bold, vibrant style between wall and print, pumping fresh design-work into the world through all available channels. Featuring characters like jewel-eyed tigers, sunglasses-wearing sneaker dudes and candy-colored astro skulls, DXTR's work is wild yet wickedly clean. 

Mike Lawrence's Metal Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Mike Lawrence's illustrations are decidedly metal. Featuring skeletons and wraiths from the crypt, demon motorcyclists, goblets of darkness and a zombie Robocop committing suicide, these drawings have a lot of personality. Using mainly black ink on paper, Lawrence employs stippling to an impressive degree, getting into extreme detail to give his creepy characters a sense of griminess and decay. Lawrence lives and works in Atlanta.

The World of Caratoes

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cara To AKA "Caratoes" is an illustrator and street artist based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.

Ink, Death and Coffee

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sean Beaudry is a Savannah, Georgia based illustrator, originally from Detroit Michigan that achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work tends to reflect the natural world, isolation, and the macabre in heavy intricacy.

Matt W. Moore's Mosaic Mandalas

Illustration // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
'In June 2014 I had the great pleasure of traveling to Eden, Utah for an artist residency with the good folks at SUMMIT on Powder Mountain. During the weeks leading up to the project I brainstormed many different ideas of what I could create, how, and why. Having spent most of my recent years in cities, and many of my recent months indoors during the wintertime painting on canvas and paper, I decided it was a good play to take full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness...'

Marco Oggian's Wallpapers

Illustration // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Marco Oggian is a young nuclear physicist out in Milan, Italy. He has worked with a wide range of projects within logo creation, illustration, branding, identity, font design and typography and recently updated his site with this array of downloadable wallpapers for you to use as you wish! Some of his clients include Computer Arts Magazine, True Color Films, Volcom, BMW Italia, Brekka, CreativeDa Korea and Ten Dollar Fonts. Enjoy!

Illustrated Portraits from Mydeadpony

Illustration // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Mydeadpony is a self-taught artist Raphaël, an illustrator in Brussels, Belgium whose illustration and watercolour techniques are influenced by fashion, street art and graffiti. Mixing digital media, painting and sketches and drawing on watercolours, splotches and textures, he creates immensely detailed images that are both meticulous and ethereal.

"Boutique Terrible" @ Rabbit Eye Movement, Vienna

Illustration // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
This Wednesday, The Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space in Vienna opens the Wandblatt magazine's release and exibition entitled "Boutique Terrible." Ein Wandblatt aus Wien is a handcrafted Illustration and Graffiti Magazine created by the IRGA IRGA crew. Based in Vienna, the magazine aims to capture the crew's lifestyle and the work of artists from all over Europe and Australia.


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