Old School Style from BMD Design

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
BMD Design is a one-man hand lettering and illustration operation located in Bordeaux, France. Specializing in apparel graphics and logotype, BMD brings an old school French graphic style to his hand crafted and digitally adjusted designs, a rustic sensibility that is both vintage and very contemporary. His eye-catching artisanal work is in high demand, and his client list has grown to include an impressive array of companies and brands, including Levi's, Quiksilver, Audi, and Nike.  

Niels Shoe Meulman's Calligraffiti

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
Bridging the gap between typography, calligraphy, graffiti, and fine art, the work of Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman (also known as 'Shoe') is effectively a new art form for the twenty-first century, a contemporary expression of writing and design by hand in a predominantly digital age. Calling it 'Calligraffiti,' Meulman launched his cutting-edge art movement in 2007 with a successful solo exhibition in Amsterdam, and he has continued his success with various international exhibitions and museum acquisitions of his images.

The Lively Lines of Jessica Hische

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
Jessica Hische is an award-winning and highly regarded letterer and illustrator, who also describes herself as a "crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth."  Hische's innate exuberance and passion for design is apparent with every her every stroke and curve, and her cleanly decorative yet indie-inspired style has landed her work with such notable publications and institutions as Penguin Books, Barnes and Noble Classics, ICON magazine, Tiffany's, Target, and National Public Radio, to name a few.

David McLeod's Textural Typography

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
David McLeod's incredible mastery of three-dimensional form and texture is readily apparent in his impressive portfolio of typographic work. Born in Australia and currently living in NYC, the graphic designer and illustrator fearlessly tackles complex structures and materials, constantly experimenting with new ways of molding unusual substances into recognizable typographic designs while losing none of the substances' chaotic and spontaneous essence. 

The Illustrations of Stefan Glerum

Illustration // Sunday, May 05, 2013
Stefan Glerum’s style is like a melting pot of illustration heritage. While its subconscious familiarity has universal appeal, his work is also a study point for those with knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus...

Disturbingly Awesome Drawings by James Unsworth

Illustration // Saturday, May 04, 2013
James Unsworth's illustrations feature a no-holds-barred graphic sensibility that is undeniably as disturbing as it is awesome. Unsworth uses scratchy, informal linework to depict his dripping, goopy, twisted goblin characters as they engage in all kinds of inexplicable activities. Unsworth's work has a latent sense of morbid humor. We love artwork that makes you laugh uncomfortably, and Unsworth is the right guy for this kind of art-viewing experience.  

Sebastian Onufszak: In Graphics We Trust

Illustration // Friday, May 03, 2013
With 'In Graphics We Trust,' German-Polish illustrator, designer and director Sebastian Onufszak has created a series of dynamic geometric vortices, rendered in dazzling color. Since 2009 Onufszak has been working for an international range of high-end clients in the fields of print, interactive and motion media as a self-employed designer. He also lectures on motion graphics and animation at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. He is additionally known for his experimental live visuals at festivals and events in Paris, Barcelona, Brussels or New York.

Psychedelic Robot Skulls by David M. Cook

Illustration // Friday, May 03, 2013
David M. Cook is the architect of a mischievous microcosm. Amicable and unassuming, he hardly seems the “type” to consistently and skillfully crank out such a lewd labyrinth of work, but the cheeky hedonism comes all too naturally. Based in Brooklyn but originally from Louisville, Kentucky, David (who also answers to Bonethrower) uses no shortage of fine lines to design a world that is equal parts modern mysticism and memento mori—at the end of the day, it all sinks in like a psychotropic drug.

More Madness from Odö

Illustration // Friday, May 03, 2013
A master of minute details, Nicolas Le Borgne aka Odö creates his artworks on paper. Whether he’s using watercolor, pen & ink or acrylic, the work is meticulous. Playing like acid trips gone awesome, Odö's work blends psychedelic imagery, pop culture icons, and intricate geometric designs to establish a world that's all his own. Despite his young age, he has also been recognized by his peers within the Lowbrow movement. This dude is one to watch closely.

"ThreeD" @ Boxbird Gallery, Brighton

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Opening today in Brighton, UK at Boxbird Gallery as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: ThreeD' will bring together three of the most exciting and prolific illustrators currently working in the UK, Tom Frost, Helen Musselwhite & Graham Carter. These much-revered artists will be bringing 2D illustration into the third dimension with a new and exclusive collection of sculptures, papercuts and boxed art.

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