Tokyo Candies Art

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
"Tokyo Candies," aka Rubens Cantuni was born in 1982 in Genoa, Italy. His work is influenced by a multitude of different sources spanning from japanese imagery and culture to pop and street art; from tattoos to pop surrealism, movies and comics. Cantuni has worked for several startups and independent fashion brands as well as big multinational companies such as Nike, Hasbro and WWE. He focuses mainly on character design and typography with rich contrasts in style. His work has been described as cute, disturbing, funny, slightly sexy. He loves to work in vectors as much as he loves pizza, which we assume is a lot.

Skull Mash-Ups

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Street Anatomy held an awesome art event called FACE OFF: Skull-a-Day vs. Street Anatomy in May. They invited a series of artists to create artworks featuring skulls, then created mash-ups of the pieces submitted. These mash-ups display a huge variety of interpretations of this ubiquitous symbol. Contributors included Mike Egan, Tom French, Emilio Garcia, Ali Glee, Rx Skulls and Rob Tarbell. What a great way to celebrate Skull Appreciation Day!

Drew Millward's Accessible Creepiness

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Evan La Ruffa writes that "Drew Millward's work is defined by an accessible creepiness." Millward likes to draw 'the old fashioned way,' using pencils, pens and a love of the craft of illustration. While his subject matter can vary dramatically, he hopes that the attention to detail and the love of drawing is apparent through his work. Born in 1981 in Coventry, Millward grew up in Bolton, studied and lived in Leeds for many years and now lives in a quarry in the Aire Valley. He has been making art since around 2004. Millward has exhibited through the US, UK, Europe and beyond, and has created work for a large international client base. 

Nathan Alexis Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Like great masses of earth, fabric or muscle, Nathan Alexis Brown's artwork draws from the power of line mass to create roiling, powerful imagery that is an entirely different experience at a distance and close up. These compositions are a fantastic mess of tactile mark-making, capturing movement and flow through a static medium. Brown woks is a huge variety of mediums and has exhibited extensively.

Ariza vs. Maquinita

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Andres Ariza is an artist who operates under a split persona of sorts. Ariza, the so-called "normal" half of this artist persona, is "a quiety guy who is a fan of arts, videogames and films." "Maquinita," on the other hand, is the 'machine' behind Ariza's artist-half--dedicated and responsible with his projects, an obsessive doodler, a productive and passionate visionary. Ariza's work reveals some of his loves and interests through the spectacular visuals of Maquinita's mind. Ariza says that his quiet half is "always trying to escape from the normal world because he vainly believes that he belongs to something beyond normal," and he seems to have found that outlet through Maquinita's artwork. We sure have.

The Art of Josie Tucker

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Josie Tucker's series about the relationship of Genesis P Orridge and Lady Jaye Breyer is a colorful homage to the American nurse, keyboard player and singer and her partner. Tucker is a student at the London College of Communication. While Tucker prefers to work in traditional mediums, she has recently been involved in digital work. She has an interest in the absurd, the scientific and the unknown. 

Cheeky Type Posters by Margarida Lacerda

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Margarida Garcia Lacerda is a design student based in Portugal. Her quirky type posters take a no-shame approach to the trend of presenting pithy, uplifting quotes in calculated typography. These quotes have a little punch to them comparitively, which is something we appreciate--our personal favorite being "I have no time for your negative shit." Lacerda is pursuing graphic design as her career.

Higgs Boson Mural by Josef Kristofoletti

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
This impressive time-lapse video presents the painstaking work undertaken by international artist Josef Kristofoletti to create a three story tall mural for the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Collaborating closely on location with CERN physicists, over the course of a year Kristofoletti developed a project that visually interpreted what the Higgs boson might possibly look like. The result is an astonishing mural that captures the spirit of inquiry present in and essential to the pursuit of science and the artistic process.

Irene Shkarovska's Lovely Osteology

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator Irene Shkarovska has created some exceedingly beautiful and stylish illustrations for an anatomical book on osteology, or the scientific study of bones. Her delicate linework and use of faded colors elevates these pieces from detached scientific views of human bone to visually exquisite interpretations of our skeletal structures. Shkarovska's creations follow in a long line of science art that serves both its objective purpose as well as appeals to the creative eye and sense of aesthetic pleasure, mirroring the sensation of awe and wonder that motivates all scientific thought and progress.

Man as Beast by Charlotte Caron

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
This series of images from French artist Charlotte Caron combine photographic portraits with the painted faces of various animals in an attempt to reconcile humanity's duality as both man and beast, seemingly civilized and beyond the feral forces of nature, yet also irrevocably bound to it and part of it. Our inner beast is lifted to the surface in Caron's paintings, still partially recognizable as human yet expressing the visceral souls of animals, whose behaviors and proclivities we still share despite our greatest efforts to deny it. Perhaps coming to terms with our animal-selves will help humanity see nature as a part of our deepest identity, its survival intertwined eternally with our own.

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