Txaber's Chanel No.5 Typography

Illustration // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Txaber is an illustrator and typography maven from Bilbao, Spain. This series inspired by Chanel No.5 reaches our senses, with each fiber in the imagery feeling tangible. Txaber's work speaks for itself. He simply says "Experimentation is a constant in my work. They say everything is invented and I struggle every day to go against."

Vija Celmins' Limitless Spaces

Illustration // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Vija Celmins was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1938. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten years old, settling in Indiana. She received a BFA from the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis, and later earned her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Celmins received international attention early on for her renditions of natural scenes—often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon, or discernable depth of field. 

Zé Otavio

Illustration // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ze Otavio does what most artists loathe to do--he doesn't clean up. Rather than obsess over the perfection of lines and erasures, Otavio embraces the sketchy nature of his initial strokes and trusts the energetic purity of "keeping things messy." He was born in Brazil and works in Sao Paolo, channeling his studies in photography and life drawing into his illustrations. He finds his sketchbooks to be where most of the magic happens, unafraid to use tape, splatters and graphite to achieve a beautifully raw effect.

Burnt Toast Creative

Illustration // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Burnt Toast Creative is a motion and design company run by lead designer Scott Martin. BTC has a distinct cartoony illustration style, but they use this style to depict seedier scenes than most cartoons are willing or able to get into. One of their illustrations, the aptly-named "The Faces of Partying," shows all the puking, skateboard accidents, bodily injuries and other maladies that (we've heard rumors) come with hard partying. These drawings are fun and unexpected.

Brock Hofer's Neon Demons

Illustration // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Brock Hofer is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Canada. His hyper-graphic illustrations of gnarled monsters and neon demons are detailed to an almost sickening degree. Hofer's work shows influences from the skate scene and street art, most notably the work of artists like Skinner and Alex Pardee. His usage of a wide selection of super-saturated colors in tandem with deft, authoritative line-work give these drawings an immense impact.

Update: Drawings from Daniel Horowitz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Daniel Horowitz sat down at his desk and began, with no particular purpose or direction, drawing on a blank piece of paper. That piece of paper turned into two, three, four, and eventually 365. A mixed media artist, Daniel's work has been featured in The New York Times, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal. He is now the cover illustrator for The American Reader. His 365 Series has been turned into a book (a limited print of 365 copies of course). 

Darion McCoy: Psychedelic Nouveau

Illustration // Monday, January 20, 2014
Illustrator Darion McCoy's distorted style of psychedelic, nouveau portraiture, that stems from his surrealist imagination has brought him recognition by the  New York Society of Illustrators' -as winner of their most prestigious The Joyce Kitchell Award in 2010. Since then, his talents have continued to grow and develop.

Jorge Tabanera's Illustrations to Eat About

Illustration // Saturday, January 18, 2014
  Jorge Tabanera gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in "Image Arts" before dipping into the field of fine art. 'I have participated in over 60 solo and group exhibitions.' he states, explaining this series of 'Eat Illustrations' were made for a personal project for the purpose of screenprinting posters and apparel.

Countdown to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, 2014

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
Over here at Juxtapoz, we're anxiously waiting for February to come- as we'll be spending it with Pow! Wow! Hawaii again this year- a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative co-working spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place between February 8th and the 15th in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu...  

Alfonso Elola's Anatomical Phases

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
Alfonso Elola is a digital artist and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. His work embodies a gruesome realism, as he is a lover of composition, complexity and spaces full of details that are tinged with a powerful light. His work reads between the lines of a surreal, anatomical story with notes of triumph.

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