Sachin Teng Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sachin Teng's work is lovely and intelligent; he designs creatures and characters and then dissects them, cutting into the textured tissue of his imaginations to reveal what's beneath. Teng is an illustrator who lives and works in Los Angeles. Originally from New York, Teng attended Pratt and received a BFA in Communication Design with a focus in illustration. Teng believes that "art is less a craft than it is in language. Sometimes things get lost in translation, so I spend most of my time finding the artifacts people have left behind." 

Pop Profiles & Pink Skins by Maria Herreros

Erotica // Monday, June 10, 2013
Spanish Illustrator Maria Herreros likes to keep things simple and intuitive, favoring the immediacy of sketching on the go and the ease of materials she can slip from her purse. She devotes as much time to the drawing process as she does to disseminating and advertising her work,  which is unsurprising considering the warm reception she's received and the wide audience she's attracted. Herreros' fun, pop-culture infused illustrations are inspired by classic movies and the work of various American photographers such as William Eggleston.

Sleek Silhouettes by Kareem Iliya

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967, Kareem Iliya graduated from the New York Institute of Fashion Technology in 1990, beginning his fashion career by working with Giorgio Armani and freelancing as a fashion illustrator. He uses watercolor and ink on paper to create his hauntingly graceful and modestly detailed images,which have appeared in Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, as well as in books, advertising campaigns, and exhibitions. In addition to his work as an illustrator, Iliya is also a well-respected menswear designer.

Nuno Da Costa's Modern Vibe

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Nuno Da Costa is a London-based contemporary illustrator specializing in fashion and beauty. Da Costa's fresh and stylish images, primarily rendered in either color or black & white brush work, are hand drawn and painted with watercolors and gouache, then scanned and retouched in Photoshop. With his precise technique and fashion-forward vision, Da Costa has attracted a variety of prestigious clients, including Christian Dior, Vogue UK, Max Factor, and Estee Lauder. 

"Ectoplasm" illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, June 10, 2013
Liqen’s been working on a series of experimental illustrations he calls ““Ectoplasma” and describes this body of work and process as“learning with the morphology, volumes and inks, with its lights and shadows.”  These bizarre organic shapes with subtle color he is creating are strangely alluring and we can’t wait to see where this is going to lead.

Whimsical Chic by Esra Røise

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Esra Røise is a Norweigan freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She began her studies at the Einar Granum School of Art and recently finished her BA in Visual Communications at the Academy of The Arts in Oslo. She is inspired by seemingly trivial everyday situations, as well as by the spontaneity, poor cropping, and unusual angles often seen in snapshot photographs. Røise's growing list of clients include Vogue China, Nylon, Wallpaper*, Levi's, Nike, and Glamour, to name a few. 

Anne Sofie Madsen's Couture Creations

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born and raised in Denmark, fashion designer and illustrator Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Following her graduation, Madsen was offered the opportunity to train beneath John Galliano for Dior in Paris as well as work for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers. She later moved to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. Now based in Copenhagen, Madsen regularly exhibits her couture-inspired collections and continues to create strikingly inventive fashion illustrations. 

Johanna Goodman's Celebrity Faces

Illustration // Sunday, June 09, 2013
Johanna Goodman's series of shockingly colorful celebrity portraits capture the personality and dynamism of these entertainment mastheads with accuracy and flair. Using oil pastels, Goodman fleshes out the visages of these faces we have become so familiar with, stratifying them by bump, ridge and recess. Goodman is an illustrator who calls her work "award-winning, bleeding edge, shockingly new, tantalizingly fresh"  and "classically classy." She has worked for Rollign Stone, The New Yorker, Spin, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and many more. 

Rich Kelly Poster Art

Illustration // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Rich Kelly makes poster art that is at once wildly fresh and inarguably sophisticated. He creates single images that express the attitude and atmosphere of a film or musical group with skill and flourish, utilizing an astounding sense for angle, proportion and perspective to generate off-kilter compositions that could draw you in for hours. Kelly's earthy, controlled palette allows him to place emphasis on the figures and their dynamic interactions, giving these movie/band posters a life of their own outside the realm of the original works. You might not even want to bother seeing the movies, just spend the day gorging your eyes on these posters!

Angus Fergusson-Stewart's Classic Cars

Illustration // Friday, June 07, 2013
'The average citizen had access to a highly designed, imaginative creation in an environment where "art" buying would be considered snobbish and pretentious by ones working class peers. My drawings celebrate some of these masterpieces from the public road gallery.' Angus Fergusson-Stewart

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