The 80's Inspired Art of Gavin Dias

Illustration // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Gavin Dias is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from London, England. He draws inspiration from the high-energy neon nightmares and palm-tree paradises of California in the 80s, pushing this pumped-up aesthetic through his digital drawings. Gavin has worked for Tah Heuer and Dior and sometimes works under the pseudonym "'92."

Art by Chris Kuzma

Illustration // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chris Kuzma draws life from the unrestrained washes of watercolor paint, utilizing its unpredictable nature to create illustrations that throb with weird life. Kuzma live and works in Toronto, Ontario and has illustrated for The New York Times, Viceland.com and numerous other magazines in the US and Canada. 

Comic Art by Jesse Jacobs

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Jesse Jacobs tackles the anxieties of an endlessly bizarre existence by representing it exactly that way--endlessly and wonderfully bizarre. His most recent comic "By This You Shall Know Him" is a kaleidoscopic gateway into a space-addled universe full of goopy vein-people and pastel-paletted dreamscapes. Jacobs is a master of the anthropomorphic creature, and after so many years of producing comics he has narrowed the form down to a T. Get your head into Jacobs' illustrations if you want to have a day out of the ordinary.

The Illustration Work of Jane Mai

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Jane Mai is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from Brooklyn, NY. She has a cat farm in her backyard and in her spare time enjoys looking at photos of cheesecake. Jane's fresh, pop-influenced style draws influences from anime, toys, comics and other childhood imagery, reflecting them through a rawer more contemporary lens. She works in a variety of mediums and is able to push her own style through every material she uses.

"Decadence" by Morpheus

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This "Decadence" art print by digital artist Morpheus flaunts the ultra smooth sensuality of vector illustration. By layering fields of color, Morpheus is able to carve out the details of the flawless face without separating the predominant skin color from the backround. This print--availabe as giclee on matte archival paper--really gets at the core notion of decadence in its most elegant form.

Florian Meacci's Biro Pen Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France, then relocated to London to become and illustrator. His main interests lie in drawing with a biro pen and reading comic books. These painstakingly detailed illustrations are heavily and directly influenced by fashion and editorial imagery, their strong, body-based compositions creating striking visions in ink. It's no wonder Meacci is so enamored with the biro pen as he wields it expertly.

Digital Art and Illustration by Lambuja

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We love the absurdity of everything in this piece by Sao Paulo-based digital artist and illustrator Labuja. Deadly half-naked girls on each other's shoulders fighting with a guitar and electric steam iron? Why not? 

Sae Tachimori's Vibrant Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in 1984 in Osaka, Japan, Sae Tachimori began to work as an illustrator after graduating from the Kyoto City University of the Arts. Her whimsical and vivid illustrations harken back to the fantastical and technically magnificent picture books of the early 20th century, erupting with bright, brilliant colors and chocked full of natural elements and symbolic imagery. The complexity and elegance of Tachimori's work puts her at the forefront of the up-and-coming generation of young illustrators making waves in Japan today. 

Meditations by Takahisa Hashimoto

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Takahisa Hashimoto was born in 1974 in Fukui, Japan. Before graduating from Senshu University with a degree in Business Administration, he started teaching himself graphic design and instead launched a career as a graphic designer and art director in 1998. It wasn't until 2007, while developing brand campaign ads and TV spots, that he began venturing into the world of illustration and discovered his unique artistic voice. Hashimoto's work won the Society of Illustrators 51 Gold Medal in 2008, and he has been recognized across the globe with the numerous international advertisement and illustration awards.

Ladybird's Requiem by Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist and animator known for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite and watercolor. Kondoh as exhibited internationally, earning grants from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has also received the support and collaboration of jazz musician John Zorn, who has used her art on his album covers. Her animated short "Ladybird's Requiem" made it to the top 25 list in the biennial showcase "YouTube Play" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

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