Robert Frank Hunter Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, August 03, 2013
Robert Frank Hunter is a London based illustrator working on a range of projects in both print and moving image, and he is keen to keep applying his work to new disciplines. Robert currently works from Lighthous Studios in East London and is signed to Blink Art. Selected clients include the New York Times, The Guardian, ASOS, BBC, Picador, Random House and Guinness. His work is always elegantly designed in favor of promoting a clear narrative, and his execution is always stunning and clean. 

Benjamin Constantine's 'Oysterboy'

Illustration // Friday, August 02, 2013
The slightly disturbing comics of Benjamin Constantine stem from a very, very strange place in Brisbane, Australia. With stories like 'Oysterface', a zine about a boy that was evicted from his river-side apartment 50 miles away from the beach and took it upon himself to evolve into shellfish and live in a dank, wet rock-hole by the sea, Benjamin's reads are generally for Adults Only.

Joseph Lambert Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Joseph Lambert is a highly accomplished cartoonist and illustrator whose work, no matter the assignment or prompt, is almost irresistible to look at. His high level of output and whimsical mind have served him well as his body of work is both incredibly diverse and accomplished. Lambert has put an astounding number of comics that uncover unique worlds populated by children and creatures that are distinctively his own. 

Owls by Shwa Keirstead

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Shwa Keirstead's contribution to the world of art takes one the form of masses of mashed entities, a twisted outlook on modern life and surrealist illustrations, mostly of owls. His work is influenced by cartoon cluture, antique aged textures and traditional styles of linework, specifically found in religious imagery. Shwa is an example of an artist who lives his art, and as a tattoo artist is adorned with many tattoos--even on his face--that reflect the unique artistry and sense of humor he channels into his illustrations. Check out this amazing Bob Ross owl, for starters...

Fatma Sketchbooking

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Here in the illustration department we love seeing artist's sketchbooks, the unfiltered sketches and brain-shreds of their finished work. Fatma Al-Remaihi has a lovely website dedicated to Her sketches. She uses ballpoint pens and markers to render strange, fantastical characters that could stand as finished illustrations on their own. Fatma is currently working on a rotoscope animation, which we hope retains some of the charm of these honest sketches. 

We're All The Same on the Inside

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
One of Musketon's main expertises is skulls. He created this print as a commentary on the increasing value that's being attached to appearances and looks. "For me," he says, "in the end, we're all the same on the inside." This illustration was done in Adobe Illustrator and contains only 3 colors. This is a 100% vector piece, and a fun piece of art to look at through 3D glasses, so whip 'em out!

Narrative Portraits of NYC Subway Riders by Chris Russell

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We used to spend a fair amount of time riding and commuting on the New York City subway and the routine can become pretty mundane. The cold or incredibly humid concrete city gets to people and the subway isn't usually where they are finding their joy. It is also a place where diversity and all the colorful characters of the fantastic city meet in a single confined space and we're pretty sure there is no better place to people watch. Chris Russell, over the course of 4 years, in 8 pocket-sized accordion books, has spent his commute drawing his fellow subway riders in an arrangement reminiscent of traditional Chinese landscape paintings!

Illustrations by Jongmee

Illustration // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Jongmee's illustration work capitalizes on clear, expressive linework and a subtle yet powerful palette of colors and textures. Based in New York, Jongmee creates scenes stacked heavily with characters, arranging them in 2D space almost as if creating textile patterns. In fact, Jongmee specializes in creating patterns using her illustrations.

Gabriella Rose's Watercolor Wonders

Illustration // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
With her illustrations, Gabriella Rose endeavors to stir up those in-between emotions that are difficult to articulate with words. Based in Oakland, California, Rose also attempts to make artistic connections with the moral and emotional ambiguity found in the best fairy tales and children's stories. Her work is hugely inspired by the artists of the Golden Age of Illustration such as Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. She is inspired by childhood fears, nature and other creative minds. 

Ghibli Re-Imagined

Illustration // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Yaphleen, who also goes by Yaya, has been hard at work on a series of beautiful illustrations reinterpreting the work of Studio Ghibli. Excecuted in a handful of styles ranging from painterly renderings to more graphic takes inspired by the likes of Alphonse Mucha, each of her pieces offer a distinct interpretation of the spirit of each film. These spectacular re-imaginings represent a much-deserved tribute to these miraculous works of storytelling and 2D animation.

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