Patterns of Nature by Kris Tate

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
Kris Tate is a freelance illustrator based in the UK who was born in Guatemala, where her native culture inspired her love of geometrical shapes, bright colors, and wild animals, with whom she strongly identifies. Using a bold palette and clean, simple forms over existing images, Tate's style is reminiscent of the late 80's and early 90's without being derivative, and her designs have been recognized and sold by the likes of Urban Outfitters, Blood is the New Black, Ohh Deer, and Deny Designs.

40 Days of Dating

Erotica // Monday, September 09, 2013
What do you do when you're tired of the prospect of dating, and you happen to both be New York-based designers? Good friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman decided to find out in this novel experiment where, in addition to dating for 40 days and documenting what happened, they asked different illustrators and designers to contribute typographic images representing the various trials and triumphs of being in a relationship.

The Warsteiner Art Collection

Illustration // Sunday, September 08, 2013
As part of the Warsteiner Art Collection, six international artists developed six creative bottle designs including Stefan Strumbel, 123Klan, INSA, Aaron De La Cruz, Nychos and Brooke Reidt. Andy Chiu, Head of Brand Management at Warsteiner, about the first reactions to the Art Collection: “In the Warsteiner Art Collection, we, and especially the artists, have invested a lot of work and heart....

Emmeline Pidgen Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, September 07, 2013
Emmeline Pidgen is a gold-award winning illustrater fighting her way through the freelance jungle. Her work specializes in strong usage of character, color and narrative for both children and adults. She has recently been shortlisted as one of the five nominees for the Design Week Rising Star Award 2013. Her first picture book "The Flyaway Blanket" won the Gold Award for bedtime stories. Her artwork is reassuring, utilizing a bright palette, sweeping lines and plenty of attention to mother-child tenderness. 

Rancid from Pam Pam Liu

Illustration // Thursday, September 05, 2013
I love this little illustrated portrait of Rancid from Pam-Pam Liu, a freelance illustrator, underground comic artist and a musician from Taiwan. She finished BFA degree in Shih Chien University in 2009 and graduated from Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design in 2013. She is inspired by the relationships between people, music, manga, movies and novels.  

Llew Mejia's Pattern-work

Illustration // Thursday, September 05, 2013
By day Llew Mejia is currently a textile/fashion designer at Target Corporate for swim/outerwear. By night he illustrates everything from scientific charts based on the natural world, to print/pattern, as well as more occult themed artwork. His interests include travel, textiles, fashion, folk art, wallpaper, and all types of candy. 

Slow Culture's 'Illustrations Vol. 1'

Illustration // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Slow Culture's second opening, Illustrations Vol. 1, opens this Friday, Sept 6th from 7-10PM, and is a group exhibition comprised of work by a selection of LA's most exciting, most in-demand, and most accomplished young illustrators - Benjie Escobar, Ken Garduno, Mike Jones, Brandon Spiegel, Suedehead, and Eric McHenry. 

Dan Zettwoch's Comic Art

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
  Dan Zettwoch was born in Lousville, Kentucky and was influenced as a young boy by Cracked and Mad Magazine. He studied math and illustration at Washington University and continued in his pursuit of storytelling long after school. His comics focus on themes like professional wrestling, childhood gangs roaming the suburbs, alien attacks on the State Fair, slot-car racing and Civil War-Era battleships.

Interview: Wayne Coyne's Comic, "The Sun is Sick"

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is a bona fide Freak of all Trades, and on top of decades producing weird psychedelic music, art and mind-blowing confetti-fantasm-performances has just released his first comic book, "The Sun is Sick." The comic made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con last month. You can watch Wayne read some of his comic here. 

Rai Escalere's Haunting Wedding Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Rai Escalere is a painter who works between Barcelona and Bratislava. Half of the Miroir Noir Group with Milos Koptak, Escalere is immersed entirely in the world of group and solo art endeavors. This series of haunting paintings explores and respresents the tension of people during what they call "the most beautiful day of my life"--their weddings. The themes of purity and innocence begin to blur as saints and martyrs become prostitutes, dead brides and spectral spirits. 

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