Tobie Giddio's Conceptual Forms

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Tobie Giddio was born in New Jersey in 1963 and later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to study fashion illustration. Soon after graduation she began creating weekly advertisements in the New York Times for Bergdorf Goodman, where she began to apply a modern eye and an avant-garde sensibility to the tried and true art of fashion illustration, revealing a natural inclination towards deconstruction and abstraction. Giddio's impressive client list includes Alexander McQueen, Swarvoski, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Apple, and Vogue. 

Haute Couture with David Downton

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Born in Kent in 1959, UK artist David Downton worked as a freelance illustrator for 12 years before he found his true calling as a world-renowned fashion illustrator. After being commissioned by the Financial Times to draw at a couture show in 1996, his career quickly escalated, attracting such prestigious clients as Tiffany & Co., Harrods, Dior, L'Oreal, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. In 2007, Downton launched Pourquoi Pas?, the first ever journal of fashion illustration, and he is currently a visiting professor at the London College of Fashion.

"Vanitas" by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
This isn't the first time we have shown the anatomy/fashion illustrations from Spanish artist Fernando Vicente before, but this is the first time we gave a look at his series "Vanitas." The series was shown at Galerie Sen in 2007-08.

Illustrations by Le Gun

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.

The Fine Lines of Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen

Illustration // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer currently living and working in Lahti, Finland, where she is attending the Lahti Institute of Design with an emphasis on graphic design. Very much an illustrator at heart, Vartiainen's work combines the elegance of finely applied lines and subtle pastel colors with imagery that is both whimsical and macabre,  conveying a sense of surreal drama as if in an unfolding dream. In her personal life she has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for horror and drawing animals, especially little bunnies.

Craig Bowers' Improbable Vehicles

Illustration // Saturday, June 01, 2013
Craig Bowers was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD. Bowers earned his BFA in illustration from MICA in 2012. This series entitled "Improbable Vehicles" is an outrageously imaginative rumination on the boundaries of locomotion. Bowers imagines coaches made of pianos and hair, strung along by walruses and ancient tortoises. These works express an entire world of their own and explode the limits of the everyday. 

The Twisted Mind of Will Laren

Illustration // Friday, May 31, 2013
Funny, subversive, eccentric, grotesque... any and all of these descriptions apply to Will Laren's farcical comics. An artist and illustrator based in Philadelphia, Laren's comedic and artistic style is as brash as it is peculiar, depicting brightly colored humans grappling with the many complications of modern life, accompanied by hand-written snippets of their inane and often nonsensical internal dialogue.

See Outer Space Studio

Illustration // Friday, May 31, 2013
Yeji Yun is an illustrator born and raised in Seoul, Korea, who is currently living and working in East London, UK. Since 2006, her work has been published by a variety of magazines and book publishers, and her images have appeared on t-shirts, packaging, album covers, festival posters, and more. In addition to her commissions for clients across the globe, Yun also works on her own personal projects for exhibitions and book concepts. She describes herself as a "time based illustrator, memory collector, and a long sleeper."

Comic Book Artist Guy Davis

Illustration // Friday, May 31, 2013
Guy Davis is an American illustrator, concept, and comic book artist known primarily for his work on Sandman Mystery Theatre and various Hellboy-related comics. He has also done work for various White Wolf, Inc. books as well as his own series, Nevermen and The Marquis. Davis resides in Michigan with his fiancée, painter and sculptor Rosemary Van Deuren, along with a cat, a rabbit, two ferrets, and a couple of horse skulls named Becky and Conrad.

Illustrations and Paintings by Martine Johanna

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
The Purple Book is a collection of illustrations and literary excerpts exploring symbolism and sensuality in contemporary art and features some wonderful artists. Today we though we would share with you the illustrations of Dutch artist Martine Johanna who is featured in the book. Her work consists of fine line drawings and bizarre dream-like paintings. 

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