Classic Heavy Metal Magazine Covers

Erotica // Friday, July 03, 2015
The American version of Heavy Metal Magazine began in 1977 as a magazine for adult comics, a blend of dark fantasy, science fiction and erotica. Initially it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in the French version, Métal Hurlant, and included work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Milo Manara. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues.

The Paintings of Jacek Yerka

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It is always nice to see a skilled fantasy surreal painter, as is the case with artist Jacek Yerka. His paintings, at times, look like the inspiration of for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen. That is a very good thing. Look at a mini-portfolio after the jump . . .

Boris Vallejo x Supreme Spring/Summer 2014 Capsule Collection

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A few years ago, August 2012 to be exact, we did a feature on the husband/wife fantasy art champions and visionaries, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. If you didn't know, Boris was the man behind the epic National Lampoon's Vacation and European Vacation posters. Supreme just unveiled their Spring/Summer 2014 collectoin, and we haven't seen anyone of the blogs notice that the NYC based fashion brand has a micro-collection of Boris-designed shirts in the midst of the other pieces of the collection.

Bao Pham's Digital Fantasy World

Illustration // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Iowa-based Vietnamese digital painter Bao Pham creates dark, fantasy portraits that can easily deceive one into thinking every colorful stroke is layered on a canvas. His vision...

Update: The Paintings of Agostino Arrivabene

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
At first we thought this was work done on top of found art, but once we realized this was the brand new series of Italian painter, Agostino Arrivabene, we liked the work even more. Surreal, fantastical constructions of oil on wood, Arrivabene's works remind us of dark tarot cards. Update: This morning we take a look back through some more of Agostino's work including his wonderful sketchbooks and drawings!

Kirsty Mitchell "Wonderland" (2009-2013)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
The story behind Wonderland, from Ms Mitchell's site: Wonderland began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for 4 years. It was started in memory of my mother Maureen who died 7 months before in November 2008, and has since become a turning point in my approach to photography and consequently my entire life.

Carlos Valenzuela's B&W Fantasy

Erotica // Monday, November 26, 2012
Carlos Valenzuela is an Illustrator, specializing in rendering both color and black and white pieces of fantasy, complete with the damsel in distress and the looming predator. Living and working in Chile, Carlos also has his hand in comic book illustration as well (both erotic and um... normal).

The Illustrative Works of Goni Montes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From the site of Goni Montes, an illustrator we really admire, "I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, got a BA from the UPR at Mayagüez, and an MFA from SCAD Atlanta. I began working as a scientific illustrator for the Puerto Rico Sea Grant. Now I mostly do editorial illustrations with some fantasy here and there."

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Ransom & Mitchell

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
Inquiring about just HOW sculptor/production designer Stacey Ransom and portrait photographer Jason Mitchell create the imaginative "surreality" that they do is like asking David Blaine how he pulls autographed money out of his belly button. There's no answer or method that could satisfy the question.

Surreal Oil Paintings by Cane Dojcilovic

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2012
A fantastic series of surreal, scientific, fantasy paintings by New York City based artist Cane Dojcilovic. As part of explaining his process, Cane notes, "Million brush strokes, million graphite threads… Simplifying complicated artfulness, eliminating hollow sentimentality into synthetic void… Million thoughts, million absences of thoughts… Complicating simple yet again, fragmenting…"
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