Justin Gibbens' Spider-Birds

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
A master draftsman, Justin Gibbens was trained in both scientific illustration and traditional Chinese painting-a skill set that he employs in his zoological drawings. Gibbens' stylized and embellished beasts speak of evolution, mutation and biodiversity, and perhaps serve as cautionary tales and stand-ins for our anthropocentric selves. By lifting the formal conventions of classic natural science illustration, Gibbens imagines legendary and diabolical beasts through the lens of a 19th century field artist.

Michael Howard's Moving Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
Michael Howard is a London-based illustrator and blogger whose gorgeous cross-hatched portraits express an enormous wealth of emotion. Using his linework to create a sense of gesture and visual vibrations, Howard's images have motion even in their stillness. We love the unassuming depth in these characters.

Aitch's "Beautiful Us"

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
  Aitch the illustrator presents a beautiful series focusing on watercolor representations of body parts, bringing out the symbolic resonance of each portion. Aitch is from Romania and has also shown work in many different cities such as Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin and Amsterdam. Aitch has a wonderfully unique way of presenting human anatomy in more poetic visual terms.

Fall Deep with Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
'Ever since I could hold a pencil I loved to draw. I started reading very early and was attracted to books. I wrote my own stories and little poems with illustrations. I also have around 30 diaries and I used to draw in them too. To capture funny/sad/special moments and look at them from different perspectives...'

Amelie Barnathan Does Space Disco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
Amelie Barnathan has created a series of artworks for Forage Press dedicated to the musical movement of "Space Disco," a genre of music she calls "a comet in the history of music and one of the coolest and tackiest eighties movements ever." Forage Press is a publication that celebrates the union of visual art and music, featuring an eclectic mix of creative minds who love both of these crucial art forms. Barnathan's exploration of Space Disco depicts the merging of disco music with all that is "futuristic"--robots, cosmic sounds, intergalactic themes. The costumes of these Space Disco bands followed suit, as reflected in these funky, bizarre drawings. 

Let's Get Weird with Sasha Vinogradova

Illustration // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
We're loving this psychotropic series of vividly rendered fungi from Los Angeles based digital illustrator Sasha Vinogradova. It seems only appropriate that the clusters of mushrooms were drawn out in this lush palette of super saturated psychedelic hues. Indulge your senses. 

Zutto's Lollipop Girl

Illustration // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
With juicy transitions of melty, pop characters in an array of layered liquid forms, Russian illustrator Zutto creates fantastically surreal personas of living forms that could have easily evolved from the melting sugar coated dreams of our childhood. 

Bett Norris Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bett Norris likes to experiment with shape, color and line to produce bespoke illustration, pattern design, portraiture and typography. She takes inspiration from packaging, travel posters and contemporary design, and creates unique work by fusing traditional drawing techniques with digital technology. Initially from an illustration perspective, she is multiskilled in digital and typography as well.

The Art of Sam Kalda

Illustration // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sam Kalda is an illustrator and self-proclaimed cat fancier based in Brookly, NY. He was born and raised in South Dakota and studied at SUNY Purchase College and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. You can tell that Sam loves the city he lives in when you browse through his charming illustrations. 

Anaelle Clot Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Anaelle Clot is a french illustrator who specializes in highly detailed line drawings with a focus on the natural. Clot draws birds with lovely patterns and creates fields of leaves and mushrooms that are so extensive they could be used as wallpapers. An illustrative wizard when wielding a pen!

Gallery

Every image in one place

Vault

Full magazine features from Juxtapoz

visit the VAULT >