Pharaonic Profiles by Laura Hines

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Based in Tucson, AZ, Laura Hines is an illustrator with a background in natural science illustration and a fascination for all things macabre and cadaverous, in particular the royal mummies of ancient Egypt. Their presence in the modern world affords an intimate human link to the mysterious past, as well as the ability to look upon their features and see parts of ourselves in their reposed expressions. From the leathery surface of the skin to the most delicate stroke of a still extant eyelash, Hines portrays these cherished archeological relics as individual people, each projecting a unique spirit and prevailing vitality never lost through the ages.

Stardust by Sergio Albiac

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Sergio Albiac is a visual artist based in Barcelona, Spain, whose process of production involves writing computer programs to generate complex images of beauty and emotion. In his latest artist foray into "generative portraiture," Albiac employs the concept of nucleosynthesis, essentially the cosmic creation of stardust, to compose automated collage portraits that source photographs from The Hubble Space Telescope. The resulting images are not only universally appealling as works of abstracted beauty, but also representative of our place in the cosmos as material beings essentially made of star stuff.

Lin Xue's Organic Meditations

Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
It's a true visual feast to study the fine lines and curving shapes of  Hong Kong-based artist Lin Xue's intricate and contemplative work. Intuitively created after long sojourns into the mountains of China, Xue's tools of choice reflect the raw, elemental contents of his drawings; sharpened shards of bamboo dipped in pools of ink depict the most basic structures of life in a thriving ecosystem, interpreted on paper through a dreamlike veil of almost otherworldly beauty. The self-taught artist has always been drawn to the "orchestral energy" of the natural world, attempting to recreate its resonating vibrations through the meditative process of his art.

The Work of Wham Bacabac

Illustration // Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wham Bacabac is an illustrator based in the Philippines. These vibrant, graphic illustrations promote street culture and fashion through a colorful lens. We have a feeling his work would look really great animated.

KC Burney Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, July 20, 2013
KC Burney is a Brooklyn-based artist and self-proclaimed necromancer whose work draws from the dark arts and the occult. Featuring wicked figures and images of the mystical and satanic, Burney's illustrations are not for the light-hearted.

Yann Legendre's Clean Elegance

Illustration // Friday, July 19, 2013
Born in France in 1972, Yann Legendre commutes between Paris and his adopted hometown of Chicago, working as an internationally recognized illustrator, designer, and art director. His illustrations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, GQ, and Creative Review, to name a few. He is the art director of the French publishing house Inculte, designing each book and every illustrated book series, and he also regularly works for Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago as well as Janus Films and the Criterion Collection in New York City.

The Man With the Golden Beard

Illustration // Friday, July 19, 2013
Check out this great little trailer from London-based illustrator and animator Clement Bolla, taking his own hairy spin on Bond-esque spy thrillers. Highly stylized and boldly bewhiskered, it's a quick and fun romp that we hope will lead to more mini adventures featuring our new favorite super spy, "The Man with the Golden Beard."

Ominous Innocence by Jonas Lofgren

Illustration // Friday, July 19, 2013
Born in 1979 in Ulmeâ, Sweden, Jonas Löfgren employs the inherent simplicity of pencil and paper to create haunting, surreal landscapes, viewed from above as if trespassing through the dream world of another. Löfgren depicts somber environments of abandoned houses and warped perspectives interspersed with ancient forests, abstract geometric shapes, and solitary childlike figures who embody a sort of unsettling innocence. Each image acts as a single fragment in a larger, darker narrative of isolation, fear, and survival in a strange land, its inhabitants consigned to an uncertain future where silence and solitude reign supreme.

Jay-Z's 99 Problems Illustrated by Ali Graham

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 19, 2013
This morning we are thoroughly enjoying Ali Graham's daily illustration of each of Jay-Z's 99 problems. 

Drawings by Javier Pérez

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 19, 2013
Earlier this week we posted the sculptural work of Barcelona-baed artist Javier Pérez. Aside from being an amazing sulptor, Javier is also is a fantastic illustrator so this morning we thought we would show you a collection of his drawings.

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