Works by Russell Taysom

Illustration // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Russell Taysom is a Hackney based illustrator making punk rock and comic inspired artwork. 'My first love was cartoons, my second was my commodore 64 and my third Iron Maiden, this has informed all the artwork I’ve done since. I draw gig posters, record covers and editorial illustration.'

Reena Makwana's Embroidered Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Reena Makwana produces illustrations using embroidery, objects, drawings and print. The subject matter of her embroidered works include everything from vignettes of everyday life to portraits of sci fi heroines. She also runs a project called 'Nest Gallery', which involves creating projects and events aimed at showcasing the work of female artists.

Illustrations by Mikkel Sommer

Illustration // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Mikkel Sommer (b. 87) is a freelance illustrator / comic book artist from Copenhagen. He briefly fiddled about with animation and design in school, but started freelancing in 2009. He now lives and draws in Copenhagen with his wife and daughter.

Jakub Konvica's Anatomical Alphabet

Illustration // Thursday, July 18, 2013
'Inspired by the famous Czech writer and poet Karel Hynek Mácha and his poem ‘May’. I created an illustrated alphabet, in which every character illustrates words which appear in the poem. Afterwards, I cut the alphabet to pieces and rearranged them into new characters, which now represent the concrete stories.' Jakub Konvica is a Czech graphic design student and artist based in Brno.

The History of the Michelin Man

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
We are fascinated by these old Michelin ads featuring the well known 'Michelin Man.' The iconic character dates back to 1894 and was created by Andre Michelin himself after noticing an evocatively-shaped pile of tires. Take a look through these old posters and video featuring the Michelin Man through the ages and in different continents. 

Barry Patenaude's "Dapper Deer"

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Barry Patenaude's drawings are all rather dry and sophisticated. Patenaude has a penchant for drawing animals in wry, silly sorts of situations, like Dapper Deer in tall booties holding rifles or an overly upset panda (aptly named "Pantrum"). Patenaude works mostly with simple line drawings but he imbues every work with a wonderful sense of character and personality. Patenaude is based in Sydney, Australia.

Tokyo Candies Art

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
"Tokyo Candies," aka Rubens Cantuni was born in 1982 in Genoa, Italy. His work is influenced by a multitude of different sources spanning from japanese imagery and culture to pop and street art; from tattoos to pop surrealism, movies and comics. Cantuni has worked for several startups and independent fashion brands as well as big multinational companies such as Nike, Hasbro and WWE. He focuses mainly on character design and typography with rich contrasts in style. His work has been described as cute, disturbing, funny, slightly sexy. He loves to work in vectors as much as he loves pizza, which we assume is a lot.

Skull Mash-Ups

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Street Anatomy held an awesome art event called FACE OFF: Skull-a-Day vs. Street Anatomy in May. They invited a series of artists to create artworks featuring skulls, then created mash-ups of the pieces submitted. These mash-ups display a huge variety of interpretations of this ubiquitous symbol. Contributors included Mike Egan, Tom French, Emilio Garcia, Ali Glee, Rx Skulls and Rob Tarbell. What a great way to celebrate Skull Appreciation Day!

Drew Millward's Accessible Creepiness

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Evan La Ruffa writes that "Drew Millward's work is defined by an accessible creepiness." Millward likes to draw 'the old fashioned way,' using pencils, pens and a love of the craft of illustration. While his subject matter can vary dramatically, he hopes that the attention to detail and the love of drawing is apparent through his work. Born in 1981 in Coventry, Millward grew up in Bolton, studied and lived in Leeds for many years and now lives in a quarry in the Aire Valley. He has been making art since around 2004. Millward has exhibited through the US, UK, Europe and beyond, and has created work for a large international client base. 

Nathan Alexis Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Like great masses of earth, fabric or muscle, Nathan Alexis Brown's artwork draws from the power of line mass to create roiling, powerful imagery that is an entirely different experience at a distance and close up. These compositions are a fantastic mess of tactile mark-making, capturing movement and flow through a static medium. Brown woks is a huge variety of mediums and has exhibited extensively.

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