Florian Meacci's Biro Pen Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France, then relocated to London to become and illustrator. His main interests lie in drawing with a biro pen and reading comic books. These painstakingly detailed illustrations are heavily and directly influenced by fashion and editorial imagery, their strong, body-based compositions creating striking visions in ink. It's no wonder Meacci is so enamored with the biro pen as he wields it expertly.

Digital Art and Illustration by Lambuja

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We love the absurdity of everything in this piece by Sao Paulo-based digital artist and illustrator Labuja. Deadly half-naked girls on each other's shoulders fighting with a guitar and electric steam iron? Why not? 

Sae Tachimori's Vibrant Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in 1984 in Osaka, Japan, Sae Tachimori began to work as an illustrator after graduating from the Kyoto City University of the Arts. Her whimsical and vivid illustrations harken back to the fantastical and technically magnificent picture books of the early 20th century, erupting with bright, brilliant colors and chocked full of natural elements and symbolic imagery. The complexity and elegance of Tachimori's work puts her at the forefront of the up-and-coming generation of young illustrators making waves in Japan today. 

Meditations by Takahisa Hashimoto

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Takahisa Hashimoto was born in 1974 in Fukui, Japan. Before graduating from Senshu University with a degree in Business Administration, he started teaching himself graphic design and instead launched a career as a graphic designer and art director in 1998. It wasn't until 2007, while developing brand campaign ads and TV spots, that he began venturing into the world of illustration and discovered his unique artistic voice. Hashimoto's work won the Society of Illustrators 51 Gold Medal in 2008, and he has been recognized across the globe with the numerous international advertisement and illustration awards.

Ladybird's Requiem by Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist and animator known for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite and watercolor. Kondoh as exhibited internationally, earning grants from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has also received the support and collaboration of jazz musician John Zorn, who has used her art on his album covers. Her animated short "Ladybird's Requiem" made it to the top 25 list in the biennial showcase "YouTube Play" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Hayato Jome's Eyes of a Child

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Akita, Japan, in 1955, artist and illustrator Hayato Jome graduated from the Masahino Art University in Tokyo with a major in oil painting. Currently working freelance, Jome's possesses an undeniable connection with the mind of the child, able to empathize with their troubled thoughts and boundless curiosities through his delicate and guileless illustrative technique.

Mia Desu's Zodiac

Erotica // Monday, August 12, 2013
Which sexy star sign are you? We're loving this sensual zodiac series by 27 year-old artist Amanda Shallal, aka Mia Desu, taking her own erotic spin on the ancient science and giving us a great start to the week. 

The Mind Melting work of Flakonkishochki

Illustration // Sunday, August 11, 2013
Lets take a trip into the psychedellic brain of Andrey Kasay aka  Flakonkishochki (which literally translates to “BottleOfBowels”). His conceptual illustration is laced with hyper-sexual pups, businessmen, surreal tendencies and of course, meat. New favorite from a reader submission. This is borderline questionable for work... let that be you warning. Thanks Andrey!!

The Art of Natalia Sanabria

Illustration // Saturday, August 10, 2013
Costa Rican artist Natalia Sanabria combines illustration and fashion to create images that are as juicy and bright as tropical fruits. Her talent for graphite rendering creates a solid base for each drawing while vibrant watercolors generate a sense of movement and surrealism. We especially love these portraits of characters from The Breakfast Club.

Natalia Sanabria: Fashion

Illustration // Friday, August 09, 2013
Natalia Sanabria is an illustrator that focuses her drawings and rendering on the young and fashionable. As an artist living and working out of San Jose, CA- Natalia certainly has an eye for what's trending, culturally and in the world of fashion. 

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