Digital Portraits by Kemi Mai

Illustration // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kemi Mai is a self-taught artist based in the United Kingdom. Armed with photoshop and a tablet, Mai sets her female subjects against minimal backgrounds, incorporating abstract or surreal elements and vivid experiments in color. 

Inspiration and Restraint: An Interview with Brett Flanigan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brett Flanigan is a bay area-based artist and muralist whose abstract, illustrative style draws from a set of self-imposed constraints that he designs for himself. This method of constraint and inspiration is drawn from a literary movement called "oulipo." Flanigan was born in 1986 in Great Falls, MT, and currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

Gorgeous Woodblock Prints from The Tugboat Printshop

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth create absolutely stunning, colorful woodblock prints through traditional processes. Together they formed the two person "Tugboat Printshop" in 2006, stationed in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. The creation of these images is no small effort, and we have fallen in love with the fairytale character of these images as well as the extremely professional quality of this old artisan process. 

Nate Frizzell's Characters at Play

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Nate Frizzell is a graduate of LA's Otis College of Art and Design. Using bold, colorful images of girls and children at play and in turmoil, Frizzell creates intimate stories that mask his own feelings of immaturity. Using both highly rendered images and softer graphic design elements, Frizzell weaves stories into his paintings that we can all see ourselves being a part of.

Mike Ellis Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mike Ellis' work has a wonderful blend of painterly and digital. He is clearly very adept with the graphic medium and uses it to create visual storytelling with fresh angular shapes and a bold color palette. 

Art by Vera Elena Solodovnikova

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Vera Elena Solodovnikova is an artist born in Riga, after studying Fine Arts in London, she lives and works in Barcelona. In her works she tries to illustrate what the Earth will look like, if human beings disappear from the world. According to the imagery, a new era will begin in which animals rule the planet and develop their own customs, beliefs, traditions, and cults.

Daniel Jamie Williams: We Lonesome Creatures

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
This three image project from Daniel Jamie Williams explores that these creatures, while considered to be myths or legends, are in fact real and very much alone. Being a one-of a-kind, man-eating, bringer of doom...

Ben Sack Builds a City

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Ben Sack's work is not one which can really be explained. His intricate maps are creations representing cities, some of which may be made up and some of which reference a particular location. Whatever they are, you...

Lily Padula: Aliens Exist

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lily Padula is an illustrator born and raised in a beach town outside of New York City. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn with her tuxedo cat. These pieces come...

Katie Jones-Barlow: A Useless Manual

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Currently working in London, Katie Jones-Barlow's work has a focus in creating a harmonious relationship between text and image. She says she is inspired by responding to literature by using found materials and...


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