The Wacky World of Matthew Roby

Illustration // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Matt Roby is a designer, illustrator and sculptor who creates strange and wonderful characters, stories and films. With visual influences drawn from pop culture, literature, animals and human behavior, Matt's creations lie somewhere between a dream and a nightmare, employing a cast of eccentrics including demonic bikers, crazed aviators and sideshow oddities.

Kirsten Rothbart Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kirsten Rothbart is an artist studying Illustration and Comic Art at the School of Art And Design Kassel, Germany. Rothbart's universe is full of badass rocker babes oozing IDGAF attitude as they drink, smoke, play shows and generally do whatever they want. 'My illustrations deal with today’s pop cultural life but also serve a certain emotional and mysterious aspect and longing for depth in life...'

Fanning Out with Michael Rogers

Illustration // Thursday, May 30, 2013
The inspiration for Michael Rogers' fan art illustrations run the gamut from classics like Star Wars and Blade Runner to newer masterpieces of film and television like Breaking Bad or the works of Wes Anderson. Rogers is an illustrator with a degree in entertainment arts from Cal state-Fullerton. In his own words, his images tend to be on the darker side, but with a twist of humor and ridiculousness. He is based in Cleveland and runs an etsy shop called BigBadRobot.

The Fanciful World of Brooke Weeber

Illustration // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Brooke Weeber is a Portland-based illustrator who brings whimsical, nature-based scenes to life. Her complex pieces combine animals with instruments, ribbons with clouds and always feature her iconic subtle color palette and playful aesthetic. Brooke finds her inspiration from various natural landscapes as well as Greek and Native American culture. She started drawing when she was a young thing, but started focusing on it in high school and later in college...'

Illustrations by Atelier Olschinsky

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Atelier Olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria featuring the duo of Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. This morning we take a look through and get a little lost in a colleciton of their illustrations.

La Boca Graphics

Illustration // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Established in 2002, La Boca is an independent design studio specializing in illustration and image-making of various kinds. La Boca strives to "create emotional connections through our work and value any small part we can play in contributing to popular culture as a whole." La Boca has worked on a wide spectrum of international clients on projects ranging from limited edition vinyl record sleeves to full-scale campaigns that touch just about every time of media. La Boca is based in Portobello, West London.

Doeke Vannuil Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  Doeke Vannuil's illustrations have a whimsical sensibility perfect for the quirky art-lover. His characters are cute and very satisfying to look at in their pastel cartoonish aesthetic. Vannuil lives and works in Zwolle, the Netherlands, and has worked as an editor at VPRO Dorst. He got his BA in illustration from the Artez School of Arts and currently works as an editor at Tijschrift Ei.

Heiko Muller's Darkly Spiritual Drawings

Illustration // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Heiko Muller's art comes "from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view." To imagine and express this fascination in the extended world, Muller likes to tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. "I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find exressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters," writes Muller. His work is full of mystery and a fun kind of darkness. Muller is based in Hamburg, Germany, but has shown work from Estonia to Chicago.   

Sarah Burwash's Pioneering Spirit

Illustration // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sarah Burwash's illustrations reflect her bucolic, nature-infused upbringing in British Columbia, Canada. Her work blends classically Northern elements with almost communist-era inspired family portraiture. Her work boasts strong illustrational narratives while maintaining wonderful design sense. Her patterning of logs, foxes, moths, toy planes, landscapes and country folk are simple and deliciously quaint, you could even see them working as textiles. Burwash resides in Nova Scotia and says she approaches her art with "intention, creativity and a pioneer spirit."

Vitalia Samuilova's Nightmare Works

Illustration // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Vitalia Samuilova makes dark, ethereal illustrations that seem to capture the imprints of some dreaming mind. Minimalist in composition but full of depth and detail, these works on paper feature fields of marks with limbs extending, reaching as if out of the drawings themselves. Ghostly and nightmarish, these illustrations cheat toward a darker sensibility, satisfying that wonderful morbid part of each of us. Samuilova is based in Lithuania and makes 3D pieces as well, occupying his own creepy world of dreams.   

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