George Petty's Pinups for Every Month

Erotica // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
George Petty was one of the top "cheesecake" illustrators of the 30s and 40s, known for his undeniably charming and sexy pinup illustrations and their irresistible white-toothed grins. His career began with a series of cartoons featuring beautiful girls and their far-from-handsome beaus. His work earned him the term "Petty Girls" to describe these carefully airbrushed characters and their brilliant smiles and sexy poses. These drawings are undeniably kitschy and beautiful, capturing a kind of nostalgia no one else quite can.   

Masami Teraoka's Renaissance Remasterings

Erotica // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Masami Teraoka puts Renaissance painting and Japanese influence into violent contact with contemporary political issues in these expansive, turbulent compositions. In his career he has painted about issues from gay marriage, TV talk shows, priest's confessions, censorship, invasion of privacy, gender, sexual preference, religious discrimination, the impeachment trial, Viagra and AIDS to air and toxic shock syndrome. His work encompasses a massive variety of subject matter and political thrust. Teraoka uses the style and figures of Renaissance paintings as receptacles through which to evoke these messages, creating stunning and intensely provocative commentaries on the issues that continue to affect our communities.   

"Just Bone Me"

Erotica // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
This assumingly vintage illustration entitled "Just Bone Me" has caught the eye of our erotica department for its punny handling of the dirty deed. Depicting skeletons having sex in different positions while scattered amongst gravestones, this drawing is a charming imagining of what goes on after our bodies leave us. We'd like to see this either framed on our wall or on a t-shirt immediately.  

Kat Clark in the Summer Heat

Erotica // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fabiola Zamora shoots Kat Clark for 192 Magazine in heavy, luscious colors that evoke the hot summer air. Zamora plays with the saturation of her photos to enhance the atmospheric weight of these images, and Kat Clark seems almost to be floating in realms of purples and oranges as she languishes. These photos are gorgeous and sexy, fantastic eye candy for the approaching summer.  

Secret Sexy Lives of Superheroes

Erotica // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Artist Greg Guillemin exposes superheroe's daily lives in a series aptly titled 'The Secret Life of Superheroes." Featuring some of our favorite heroes from the Marvel and DC universes, these illustrations take us backstage behind the latex and spandex. Bright, bold and provocative, Guillemin proves that even superheroes aren't immune to the draws of everyday vices--similarly, superheroes need to get their kicks too. They might all have bangin' bodies but that doesn't mean they don't stuff their bras or use sex toys every now and then.  

Betty Dodson's Vulva Illustrations NSFW

Erotica // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ever find yourself wondering what different lady parts look like? Us too! Betty Dodson helps us out with these brave and badass vulva illustrations at Scarleteen. They're intended for educational purposes, but we think they're awesome as pieces of art displaying the wide variety of anatomy the women of this world are proud to call their own. Watch out, these might not be safe for work (depending on where you work..)  

Dark Sensuality With Othilia Simon

Erotica // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Posing with lush, high-contrast elements of smoke, plastic, flowers, masking and fur, Othilia Simon and Daria Pleggenkuhle comprise a sexy session of photos in this spread for Zoo Winter. Shot by Philippe Cometti, the models bare their flawless bodies in a series of setups that evoke mysticism, ritual and magic. Cometti puts high fashion, erotica and photographic art into conversation in this moody, sensual photoseries.   

Lass Suicide by Nathen Atia

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
We hope you enjoy this languid and softly sensual video from Nathen Atia, featuring gorgeous Scottish redhead Lass Suicide. Sultry yet tender, Lass exudes a kind of old school glamour combined with a provocative edge that you can't help but fall in lust with. 

Stefan Glerum's Melting Pot

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
Born in 1983, Stefan Glerum is a graphic designer and comic artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He describes his style as a melting pot of illustration heritage, combining universally appealing and familiar design motifs with more academic nuances recognizable to those with a knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism, and Russian Constructivism.

The Kinky Ink of Apollonia Saintclair

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
It's astonishing to think that the technically polished and thematically salacious images of artist Apollonia Saintclair are rooted in only a year's worth of serious professional effort. The enigmatic erotic illustrator is entirely self-taught and self-cultivated, creating her work out of a sense of pure pleasure. "Drawing is my Area 52 [sic]," she says, "a place beyond the map where I can create what my mind wants."


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