A Short History of the Phenakistoscope

Illustration // Saturday, June 28, 2014
The optical toy, the phenakistoscope, was an early animation device that used the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. It was invented by Joseph Plateau in 1841.The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc's center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits...

Cassidy Rae Limbach

Illustration // Friday, June 27, 2014
Cassidy Rae Limbach lives and works in her downtown home studio in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in 1985, OH USA. Cassidy is an abstract painter/ illustrator working on linen with acrylic, collage and inks. Her concerns are with rich-juicy colors, textures...  

Courtney Brims' Graphite Renderings

Illustration // Friday, June 27, 2014
Courtney Brims grew up in the outskirts of Brisbane collecting dead beetles, dressing up as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” and drawing pink unicorns and prehistoric birds...

Thomas Danthony's Sleek Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, June 27, 2014
Thomas Danthony is a French born designer & illustrator currently based in London. He is most known for his smooth and minimal digital rendering style. Some of his clients include Architect Magazine, Arte, GQ, Microsoft, Nokia, Little White Lies and Nexus Production.

The Work of Christina Pettersson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Christina Pettersson explores resurrection and savage demise on a grand scale once reserved for history painting. Her large graphite works on paper reference classic mythology and literature, and include herself as the recurring female figure surrounded by animals, most particularly birds. Seen altogether, these figures act as augurs or prophets, foretelling the future from the past, yet apprehensive of the omens...

Ralph Steadman's "Animal Farm" Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
We've previously posted Ralph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, today check out his 1995 illustrations for the 50th anniversary of George Orwell's Animal Farm. The edition included Orwell's unpublished preface to the original edition, titled "The Freedom of the Press." "The chief danger to freedom of thought and speech at this moment is not the direct interference of … any official body. If publishers and editors exert themselves to keep certain topics out of print, it is not because they are frightened of prosecution but because they are frightened of public opinion. In this country intellectual cowardice is the worst enemy a writer or journalist has to face."

Graphite Illustrations from Raymond Lemstra

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Words from artist Raymond Lemstra: "In childhood, one encounters and experiences many things for the first time. Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. As you get older, new impressions become more scarce and it's a rare experience to be surprised by anything..."

New Collages from John Vochatzer

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Currently showing in the Tenderloin in San Francisco at The Loin, artist John Vochatzer has created an incredible new series of collages. To start, John has found a way to seamlessly combine the airbrushed faces found in Vanity Fair Magazine...

Enchanting Illustrations from Olivia Rose

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
UK based artist Olivia Rose focuses most of her attention of creating enchanting female characters with deep eyes. Olivia has created her own dream-like dimension where her characters reside. She uses markers and watercolors...

The Explorative Works of Bill Rebholz

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Minneapolis illustrator Bill Rebholz creates illustrations and patterns for fun and explorative concepts. One of his projects which explores fabricated realities is called "Pseudo Pspace" and imagines what the set of a faux moon landing would look like...

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