Illustration // Thursday, November 13, 2014
Finnish born illustrator Kustaa Saksi builds fantastical worlds of playful, paradoxical, and troubling yet inviting shapes, environments and psychedelic atmospheres. Combining organic qualities with uniquely detailed textures with energetic color palettes.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose... From very young, Luis Toledo, or La Prisa Mata, has explored our inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, and dissecting the mystery of beauty. As a meticulous collector, he gathers illustrations, textures, and fragments to create and built his images from. I recently ran into a series of works from Toledo 'Humans', depicting the form and figure in his usual insanley intricate and detailed collage process.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
The characters in Ethan Murrow's amazingly rendered narratives are consistently averse to criticism and assistance. These figures, mostly male, are doomed to failure and prone to dysfunction...
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.