Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
If you want to be disoriented, as well as impressed, then these "polyhedral panorama" illustrations from Rorik Smith are quite amazing to behold. The North Wales based artist says of his work, "Dedicated to the solution of visual problems, the development and application of graphical representation systems to investigate and record the character of collections..."
Illustration // Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nadezhda Illarionova is a Russian graphic artist and illustrator. Her whimsical illustrations, with nude nymph harpists and a cathedral filled with grisaille human-swan hybrids, seem as if they are pulled right from children's stories. But with dark, earthy palettes and faces that range from surprised to devious, we suspect these images telling the Grimm not Disney versions.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 30, 2014
Way before Andy Warhol became the Pop pioneer that we now know him to be, he worked as a freelance children’s book illustrator. And in 1954, Andy and his mother Julia Warhola released a limited-edition book titled 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Not only is the title quirkily ungrammatical, there are only 16 cats in the book. Enjoy!
Illustration // Tuesday, October 28, 2014
This morning we take a look at the drawings of Los Angeles-based artist Joe Biel. His most recent work has increased both in scale and complexity, addressing a theme of poetic collision between beauty and the (sometimes cruel) absurdity of the contemporary world. "This collision produces a variety of situations, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, all of which reveal a vulnerable sense of humanity."
Illustration // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We are really admiring the detailed and fine illustrations of Juli Jah. Her record covers and delicate watercolors are just the beginning. Check her out and dive right in.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 20, 2014
Dutch visual artist Sigrid Calon's beautiful deisns are inspired by the stiched patterns of embroidery and based on the horizontals and diagonals of a piece of aida cloth. She uses a simple set of rules that allow lines to be repeated or combine, outlined or not, etc. She then introduces eith colors and complex gradients that are availabe in Risography to add depth and volume to the grids.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ralph Steadman, the British illustrator famous for bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s madness to life and cover artist of our April 2013 issue, recently worked with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan on illustrating limited-edition Blu-Ray covers for a special box-set of the popular series.
Illustration // Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 13, 2014
If you enjoyed our April '14 cover story on Andy Rementer, his monograph will be your new favorite book.