An Update with Cahill Wessel

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 25, 2013
Cahill Wessel is an artist working out of the San Francisco Bay Area. His work is equal parts surreal, grotesque and kitschy (i.e. all kinds of amazing). In his own words: 'When I'm not fighting super villains in far off places, I'm busy drawing pictures of this crazy world we live in. It is a world of great wonder, limitless chaos, and exceptional beauty. My work attempts to explore our modern circumstance and the situations we encounter everyday.'

The work of Paraskewi Palaska

Illustration // Thursday, October 24, 2013
Paraskewi Palaska is a freelance illustrator from Düsseldorf that specializes in contemporary portraits of intriguing, tattooed youth. She studied at the University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf, focusing on graphic design to further develop her digital renderings.

Illustrations by Karan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
The fun and quirky illustrations of Australian, New York-based illustrator Karan are brightening our morning. Much like ours, Karan's philosophy on creating and illustration is to keep evolving and exposing himself to as many new things as possible. His clients have included Intel, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more!

Split Personalities: Justin Hager and Tim Diet @ RVCA

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hannah Stouffer in conversation with "Split Personalities"; ironic and funny pop-culture illustrators Justin Hager and Tim Diet about their recent show that opened September 27th at RVCA in San Francisco, CA. The show runs through the end of November.

Dreams & Nightmares of Jennifer Parks

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As an illustrator, cartoonist, and co-owner of the Ponyclub Gallery, artist Jennifer Parks keeps busy in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by nature, other works of art, and all things magical, she incorporates...

Randy Ortiz: Damn the Design

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Randy Ortiz is an illustrator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba with an incredible ability for rendering intriciately drawn compositions. According to his bio, Randy is a self-taught artist and he illustrates and designs his art by attaching his mouth to a goatfish, secreting an anticoagulant into the host, and drawing with the blood and melted tissue that spills from the gelatinous orifice...

'Except My Love': Jay Howell at Slow Culture

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Slow Culture is very pleased to present "Except My Love," an exhibition of new works by Jay Howell.  With 28 new mixed media pieces, wooden sculptures and Jay's full line collaboration with The Hundreds, this show is not to be missed.  As a short run show, the exhibit will only run for 1 week ending 11/2, so be quick, or catch the opening reception at Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles, Friday November 10/25, from 7-10PM. 

Hard Case Crime in Focus: The Illustrative Works of Michael Koelsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Our November 2013 issue is on newsstands now, featuring a cover story on publisher of hardboiled crime, pulp noir novels, Hard Case Crime. HCC has brought back the classic crime detective series, and in doing so, have hired illustrators to recreate the vintage look of the great pulp genre. The results are both refreshing and a perfect ode to one of the great eras of commercial illustrations. Today, we look at the works of Michael Koelsch, who not only did the cover of the upcoming title Borderline for Hard Case Crime, but whose work is the cover of the new Juxtapoz. 

The Art of Sunflower Cat

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunflowercat's artwork draws on suburban memory and the sketchy, expressive ethos of india ink. These enigmatic illustrations render a world in black-and-cream, a place where high detail meets vast stretches of vacant space. This work is suggestive and honest, the direct impression of an unfiltered mind meeting paper.

The Art of Madelen Foss

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Madelen Foss is a Norwegian illustrator born and raised in Oslo. She recently graduated from Kingston University where she studied illustration and animation. She enjoys working with oil pastels, watercolors, ink and posca markers and is always experimenting with other types of materials. Foss claims that "Colors are important to me, they give me energy!"

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