The Deeply Detailed Faces of Minjae Lee

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Minjae Lee is a self-taught fine artist who uses mainly markers and pencils to create these vivid and gorgeously detailed portraits. Created on large sheaves of paper, the portraits are expansive and myopic at the same time, composed from painstakingly layered patterns, symbols and details. Minjae Lee is only 23, yet his work has attained a great response from many private collectors and art enthusiasts around the world. He draws inspiration from people, emotions and nature.   

Cartoon Fun With Bob Flynn

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bob Flynn was born in Buxton, Maine and was raised on a steady diet of cartoons. He currently resides in Boston where his Director of Art & Animation at FableVision Studios. Driven by an obsession with everything weird and cartoony, he keeps busy doodling creatures and characters to spin into comics. Flynn is the co-creator of Heeby-Jeeby Comics, featuring goofy, bizarre and nonsensical comics for all ages. His work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, and he writes and creates for Spongebob Comics. He is also a character designer for Bravest Warriors.  

Getting Weird With Jiro Bevis

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jiro Bevis is an illustrator whose bold, balls-out drawings are an awesomely trippy experience in visual stimulation. Bevis says of his name that "It's Japanese, my mum gaive it to me because it means 'second son,' but I once found out it also stands for 'anal fistual,' which is basically a second bum hole." Bevis grew up in Bournemouth but moved to London to study graphic design at St. Martins in 2001. He's a fan of Pixar and Studio Ghibli and looks up to artist and illustrator "Fergadelic."  

Justin Volz Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Justin Volz is a freelance illustrator who works and resides in Brooklyn, NY. His artwork has a dreamlike quality, describing real and imagined worlds that ebb and flow with the power of deft pencil-and-line-work. Volz is greatly skilled in evoking narrative using visual devices, color and composition. He received a BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2011 and has since illustrated for the likes of Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and Lancome.  

Illustrations by Siyu Chen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Chinese illustrator Siyu Chen. Currently living in Germany, Siyu works designing books, magazines, and newspapers after receiving her MFA at The School of Visual Arts.

The Fanciful World of JooHee Yoon

Illustration // Monday, April 29, 2013
JooHee Yoon was  born in a foreign metropolis but spent most of her childhood in a pleasantly rainy region of the west coast. She studied illustration at RISD, graduating with honors, and is currently based on the east coast. Most of her pieces are created using various traditional printmaking techniques on paper. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and in Europe, and she has also been featured in publications such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3.  

Stefan Glerum's Melting Pot

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
Born in 1983, Stefan Glerum is a graphic designer and comic artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He describes his style as a melting pot of illustration heritage, combining universally appealing and familiar design motifs with more academic nuances recognizable to those with a knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism, and Russian Constructivism.

The Fantastic Poster Art of Zeloot

Illustration // Monday, April 29, 2013
Zeloot is a Dutch designer and illustrator based in Den Haag. After ditching art school a decade ago in favor of traveling the world and working in southern Europe, Zeloot was inspired to resume art-making when she discovered American underground comics. With a focus on gig posters, she is also active as an illustrator for a wide range of clients such as The New Yorker, Men's Health, Heineken, Sub Pop Records, and Esquire.

Jock Mooney's Prismatic Collages

Illustration // Monday, April 29, 2013
Multi-disciplinary artist Jock Mooney produces psychedelic pop images and installations, most recently focusing on the aesthetic possibilities of paper collage. Using thousands of hand drawn elements and deliberately spurning the use of xeroxed copies, his kaleidoscopic collages are inspired by a combined obsession for Japanese prints, 60's underground comics, and the Italian gialli genre of filmmaking, the latter heavily informing the often convoluted and pompous titles of his work.

The Kinky Ink of Apollonia Saintclair

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
It's astonishing to think that the technically polished and thematically salacious images of artist Apollonia Saintclair are rooted in only a year's worth of serious professional effort. The enigmatic erotic illustrator is entirely self-taught and self-cultivated, creating her work out of a sense of pure pleasure. "Drawing is my Area 52 [sic]," she says, "a place beyond the map where I can create what my mind wants."

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