Tobias Gutmann's Face-o-mat

Illustration // Friday, January 10, 2014
The interaction with machines made our daily life easier, faster and more efficient. Despite the rapid growth of technology, machines could not yet replace a simple smile, but now we have Face-o-mat. Face-o-mat is Tobias Gutmann's portrait machine that happened to travel 40’514 km, from Stockholm to Milan, Dar es Salaam, Tokyo and London. The social portrait-booth, was originally made of cardboard found in the trash, but has been upgraded to MDF to better withstand traveling. Since December 2012 Face-o-mat has produced over 700 portraits.

'Ladies' by France Belleville-Van Stone

Illustration // Friday, January 10, 2014
'Ladies' is a set of illustrated cars by France Belleville-Van Stone. Most of the watercolor drawings depicted reveal an almost humorous amount of character and age in each vehicle. Great series of illustrations, with a consistent style throughout. 

Will Bryant's Wacky World

Illustration // Friday, January 10, 2014
A southern transplant, Will Bryant's work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, photographic still lives, and commercial illustration projects, there is always a sense of exuberance at play with a colorful palette. His work has been plastered across T-shirts, record sleeves, posters, magazines, furniture, snowboards, underwear, and also exhibited internationally...  

Drawings by Louise Despont

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

Nicomi Turner's Intricate Renderings

Illustration // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Nicomi "Nix" Turner is a San Francisco based illustrator, recognized for her intricately detailed botanical-scapes, Esoteric symbolism, provocative renderings of The Sacred Feminine, and "Anatomical Deconstructionism". Her works are created using graphite on paper in a way that has been described as a rare talent for manipulating and "painting" with the basic medium.

The Brilliance, Passion and Aesthetic of John James

Illustration // Thursday, January 09, 2014
'I'm a four score hellride shredding a wave of whiskey into a bygone era where the ethical and cultural implications of standing tall atop an Everest of integrity wielding the ragged flag of authenticity wouldn't give a raging mob cause to bring you to sacrificial slaughter. I'm a fucking Centurion facing a gauntlet and I've come to give it the best that I've got. No holds barred, full transparency and armed to the teeth with an arsenal of creative thought...

Thomas Cian's Moleskine Sketchbooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We're always fascinated with the sketchbooks of artists and Milan-based Thomas Cian's were no exception. His dedicated "Friendsbook - a mole for my friends" is filled with wonderful pencil drawings of those close to him.

Leanna Perry's Neon World

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Leanna Perry is not afraid to use color. In fact, her pieces resemble everything we loved about the 90s. Remember Scratch Art paper? I think we found her inspiration. Leanna says she is inspired by "the sum of everything fun on the planet earth."

Lela Shields' Natural Works

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
'Lela Shields strives to reveal the fragility of life, utilizing delicate line work and detailing in an ultra-fine balance between human, animal and spiritual realms. Shields crafts subtle narratives while simultaneously playing with chance, technique and pure imagination...'

The Art of Cody Schibi

Illustration // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Cody Schibi is a freelance illustrator out of Austin, Texas. His detailed character drawings are witty and often have an unspoken story with a hint of fantasy. Cody is a self proclaimed lover of Haribo Gummi Bears.


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