Mu Pan's Illustrations of Plague and Battle

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We've discussed illustrator Mu Pan's work before. His dark work implies stories, not simply static images. They show dismal battles, fantastical for their participants who are often animals and imaginary creatures. 

Takumi Kama's Portraits of Schoolgirl-Animals

Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Japanese artist Takumi Kama has used his fear of schoolgirls as inspiration for this series of portrait illustrations. The portraits depict schoolgirls in typical poses, but with animal heads and bodyparts.

Tadanori Yokoo's Psychedelia

Illustration // Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelia, deepened by travels in India. Because his work was so attuned to 1960s pop culture, he has often been (unfairly) described as the "Japanese Andy Warhol" ...

Book Reviews: Drawing People - The Human Figure In Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Undeniably, the human form fascinates. It has caught the imagination like no other subject in recorded history. In his introduction to Drawing People: The Human Figure In Contemporary Art, Roger Malbert, senior curator of Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London and contributor to many esteemed publications, writes, “Drawings give access to the obsessions, sense of humour, emotions and fantasies of their creator...

Animated GIFs by Karan Singh

Illustration // Monday, June 08, 2015
Karan Singh is an Australian illustrator and designer currently residing in New York City. With experience gained from working at a multidisciplinary studio and spending the past five years working independently as an illustrator, Karan's projects have seen him interact with a gamut of clients ranging from local design boutiques to internationally recognised brands and agencies.

Laura Callaghan's Moody Girls

Illustration // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Laura Callaghan is a freelance illustrator based in South East London. Her work is hand drawn using a mixture of watercolor, indian ink and minute pens with a focus on painted pattern, fashion and moody girls. She has produced work for clients such as Zizzi, Motel Rocks and The Sunday Telegraph and is the former Illustration Editor for Oh Comely Magazine.

Early 1900s Humor Magazine Illustrations by Franz Wacik

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
We always enjoy old illustrations and are always so fascinated by humor and comics from different periods. Franz Wacik was an Austrian artist who was especially devoted to children and young adult book illustrations. This particular series of illustrations were for the humor magazine Die Muskete and circa 1906-1911.

Illustrations of Berlin-based Pierre Schmidt, a.k.a. Drømsjel

Illustration // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We’re enamored with the illustrations of Pierre Schmidt, aka Drømsjel. In his art, flowers slide off human faces or hooded figures occupy otherworldly scenes. His broad range of work is united by a dark, surreal tone that fixates the viewer and leaves them unsettled.

The Illustrations and Designs of Mario Hugo

Illustration // Friday, May 22, 2015
Mario Hugo is a New York based creative director (Hugo and Marie), designer, and illustrator. Though he spends a large amount of time in front of his computer, Mario is still most interested in the traditional approach to creating, including a pencil and two or more sheets of paper.

Update: The Work of Mark Powell

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
London artist Mark Powell cleverly re-purposes old, used, and often tattered ephemera. Using cancelled envelopes, maps, and other found items as his canvases, he produces striking, life-like, and inked drawings. His sketches are made using only a Bic Biro pen, often incorporating the original stamps, logos, and addresses. 


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