LEGO-Animated Thriller

Illustration // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This amazing rendition of Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video just ups the kitsch factor of the entire Thriller phenomenon. Animated by Annette Jung entirely with shifting Legos, the animation adds the charm of retro toys to the mix. Check it out.

Jon Fox Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Jon Fox was born in the UK and currently lives and works on the south coast near Bournemouth. He studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton where he began exhibiting work in local galleries on a regular basis and taking commissions while still at university. His work often addresses the conflict of emotion: 'heart against head.' Many of his characters occupy a world of tension and turmoil battling with their own significance while the looming presence of a larger restless energy is at work around them. 

Scott Oppenheim's Generative Art

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Scott Oppenheim is an interactive designer and digital artist living and working in Washington D.C. His passion for generative art, or the combination of coding and fine arts, has led him to create an impressive body of generative works, each unique in its own way yet undeniably rendered from the creative mind and coding abilities of the same creator. Oppenheim is an expert in his field, and has won several awards for web design and advertising work. Having studied classical drawing and color theory in the past, he uses his fine art skills to great effect as senior interactive designer for the branding agency CHIEF, and he continues to forward generative art as a new and legitimate form of artistic expression.

Night Mysteries by Martynas Pavilonis

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Martynas Pavilonis, aka White White Dog, is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. His clear, crisp depictions of strange nightscapes are replete with mystery, wonder, and a touch of loneliness, full of unlikely creatures with glowing yellow eyes peering out from behind forest trees. For his illustrations, Pavilonis draws inspiration from his emotions, nature, the forest, and most of all the shadows of the night, with each piece presenting a metaphorical message that is often hidden and open to interpretation.

Brilliant Patterns by Matt Lyon

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Based in London, UK, Matt Lyon is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator whose eclectic work stems from incessant doodling and is often laced with wild colors, shapes, and patterns that pop from the screen with vitality and a sense of play. His love of doodling was reflected in a recently completed project where he posted a new sketch every day for a year, while also continuing to work for such well-known clients as Nike, AOL, AT&T, and Microsoft.

Muxxi's Colorful Creatures

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Norma de Leon, aka Muxxi, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Guatemala city. Her work contains imaginary creatures set against surrealistic worlds and vibrant colors. While finishing her degree in graphic design she began working as a web designer and an illustrator, quickly developing her unique style and acquiring fans and clients from around the world. She has exhibited in Guatemala, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and the UK, and her work has appeared in magazines and publications such as Computer Arts Magazine. Some of her clients include Nokia, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Mr. Chiizu.

The Art of Derek M. Ballard

Erotica // Monday, September 16, 2013
Based in Gainesville, Florida, Derek M. Ballard is an illustrator and cartoonist with a penchant for neon colors, cubist shapes, and naked women, creating erotic zines that are provocative in their subject matter as well as their visual aesthetic. Ballard finds his small press work to be the most creatively fulfilling, allowing him to put out work on regular basis on his own terms and to create his own fantastical universe without outside constraint. "You can find all the coolest drawing in zines," says the artist, "and I LOVE drawing. If you look at all the zines I've been in you can see that they're full of people who really enjoy it as well."

Inside the World of Lisa Frank

Illustration // Sunday, September 15, 2013
In the 80s and 90s, Lisa Frank made a killing with her neon drawings of hearts, music notes, unicorns, teddy bears and stars plastered on school and craft supplies. Little girls went insane for the super saturated designs. Lesser known was the artist behind the company...  

The Insanity of Aaron Horkey

Illustration // Friday, September 13, 2013
Aaron Horkey was birthed and reared in Windom, Minnesota, in the heart of the Rural Midwest. Key personality traits include debilitating social ineptitude and a perverse attention to detail. Enjoys desolation, megafauna and transplanting sumacs. Currently ensconced in a bucolic whistlestop just west of the Mississippi, he whiles away the hours staring at his chore list and cultivating ulcers. He is the sole survivor of the Black Osprey Dead Arts Society and founding member of the Cottonwood County Druids Skateboard Gang.  

The Work of Bennett Slater

Illustration // Friday, September 13, 2013
Bennett is an illustrator and designer who spends most of his days glued to old science fiction fantasy films and Saturday morning cartoons. This fascination with the imaginatively absurd has formed a surprisingly stable connection with the way his mind imagines the constraints of the physical form, or lack thereof.

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