Scott Bakal Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Since 1993 when he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Scott Bakal has been creating art for print and exhibition. His work is beautifully comprehensive, communicative and creative. He received a Masters of Art from Syracuse University and also received an MFA from the Illustration program at the University of Hartford. Some of his clients have included the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Vancouver Opera, Discover Magazine, The New Republic and Penthouse Magazine. Bakal is also on the Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.    

Hiroshi Tanabe's Modern Chic

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Hiroshi Tanabe graduated from Tama Art College with a degree in Graphic Design. In 1990 he studied at the Accademia Di Brella in Milan where he focused on fine art and sculpture, eventually also discovering illustration. Tanabe's distinct and vibrant images mirror the graphic line work of traditional Japanese woodcuts, and they have steadily evolved into more refined and layered drawings throughout his career. Though constantly changing, his fashion illustrations skillfully blend old-world elegance with sleek, modern style .

Men's Fashion by Richard Kilroy

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Liverpool-born artist Richard Kilroy's fashion illustrations are recognized the world over for their photo realist aspects and dynamic pencil lines, combining specific garment detailing with portraits of respected editorial models in restrained, abstracted spaces. Kilroy's client list includes Vman, Topshop, Onitsuka Tiger, and Dior, and he is the creator of Decoy, a publication for "discussion and exposure on illustration within the fashion industry." Most recently, in April 2013, a selection of his works became a part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection of fashion drawings.

Tobie Giddio's Conceptual Forms

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Tobie Giddio was born in New Jersey in 1963 and later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to study fashion illustration. Soon after graduation she began creating weekly advertisements in the New York Times for Bergdorf Goodman, where she began to apply a modern eye and an avant-garde sensibility to the tried and true art of fashion illustration, revealing a natural inclination towards deconstruction and abstraction. Giddio's impressive client list includes Alexander McQueen, Swarvoski, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Apple, and Vogue. 

Haute Couture with David Downton

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Born in Kent in 1959, UK artist David Downton worked as a freelance illustrator for 12 years before he found his true calling as a world-renowned fashion illustrator. After being commissioned by the Financial Times to draw at a couture show in 1996, his career quickly escalated, attracting such prestigious clients as Tiffany & Co., Harrods, Dior, L'Oreal, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. In 2007, Downton launched Pourquoi Pas?, the first ever journal of fashion illustration, and he is currently a visiting professor at the London College of Fashion.

"Vanitas" by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
This isn't the first time we have shown the anatomy/fashion illustrations from Spanish artist Fernando Vicente before, but this is the first time we gave a look at his series "Vanitas." The series was shown at Galerie Sen in 2007-08.

Illustrations by Le Gun

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.

The Fine Lines of Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen

Illustration // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer currently living and working in Lahti, Finland, where she is attending the Lahti Institute of Design with an emphasis on graphic design. Very much an illustrator at heart, Vartiainen's work combines the elegance of finely applied lines and subtle pastel colors with imagery that is both whimsical and macabre,  conveying a sense of surreal drama as if in an unfolding dream. In her personal life she has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for horror and drawing animals, especially little bunnies.

Craig Bowers' Improbable Vehicles

Illustration // Saturday, June 01, 2013
Craig Bowers was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD. Bowers earned his BFA in illustration from MICA in 2012. This series entitled "Improbable Vehicles" is an outrageously imaginative rumination on the boundaries of locomotion. Bowers imagines coaches made of pianos and hair, strung along by walruses and ancient tortoises. These works express an entire world of their own and explode the limits of the everyday. 

The Twisted Mind of Will Laren

Illustration // Friday, May 31, 2013
Funny, subversive, eccentric, grotesque... any and all of these descriptions apply to Will Laren's farcical comics. An artist and illustrator based in Philadelphia, Laren's comedic and artistic style is as brash as it is peculiar, depicting brightly colored humans grappling with the many complications of modern life, accompanied by hand-written snippets of their inane and often nonsensical internal dialogue.

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