The Art of Richie Pope

Illustration // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Richie Pope's illustrations intertwine reality with a fractal, imaginary world with blurred edges and soft flushes of light. Pope's visuals are sensitive and thoughtful, expressing a delicate sensibility through crushed chalk and smears of paint. Pope grew up in Newport News VA and played outside in neighborhoods of odd characters, patchy grass, abandoned lots and forgotten alleyways. This feeling of wandering thoughtfulness shows through strong in his work. 

The Beast Brothers

Illustration // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Beast Brothers infuse their work with influences from Aztec and Mayan art as well as Day of the Dead Calaveras and contemporary street fashion. This pair of twins has created memorable works for Nike, Kidroot, Reebok, Coachella, Bacardi and Vans. They have also travelled the world teaching customizing techniques to fans and aspiring toy designers. Carlos and Ernesto East continue to produce paintings, illustrations and sculptures in Mexico City, Miami and New York.

Illustrations by Riikka Sormuren

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This morning we enjoying the illustrations of Finnish artist Riikka Sormuren. 

Joanne Nam's Ghostly Renderings

Illustration // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Joanne Nam's paintings are delicately rendered visions of snow and night, softly glowing lights cast on lovely faces. These mysterious, enchanting landscapes are endlessly pleasing to look at, with a sophisticated aesthetic and and endlessly riveting imagination. We hope to see more from her soon.

Adam Simpson Illustration

Illustration // Monday, June 24, 2013
  Adam Simpson studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. His work encompasses a mixture of commissioned projects and self-initiated work, always with a strong emphasis on drawing. He has contributed to major exhibitions and book fairs in London, New York, Edinburgh and Bologna as well as numerous Japanese Art museums. His work has been shortlisted for a British Design Award and in 2009 he was included in the Art Director's Club Young Guns awards. 

Sander Dekker Photography

Erotica // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sander Dekker is an Amsterdam-based photographer who lives and works with a "worry free state of mind." This mentality allows him to improvise and mess things up while working, which strongly reflects in his pictures. With a mixture of humor and strong sexual energy, Dekker creates compositions that are out of the ordinary. These photos are powerful and unapologetic. 

James Jarvis “Objects in Space” @ Beach London Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Wish we could be in London to see former Juxtapoz cover artist, James Jarvis, and his new exhibition, Objects in Space. The show will see a new body of original artworks by the London-based illustrator that feature his Sphere character at a number of iconic international skatespots.

Michele Parliament's Anatomical Worlds

Illustration // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Michele Parliament combines human anatomy and natural scientific illustration to create fascinating surrealist hybrid images. By representing the human anotomy in monochrome and overlaying birds, fish or shells, she gives the impression that the body itself is an environment in which tehse other living beings exist. These illustrations are fascinating imaginings of an alternative vision of what goes on inside living organisms.

Joseph Harmon's Far-Out Fantasies

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Joseph Harmon is a Portland-based illustrator and toy artist with a penchant for seizure-inducing color combinations, fuzzy monsters, and laser beam blasting boobs. We love his crazy compositions, depicting a topsy-turvy universe where the laws of gravity and good taste have no sway. Jump on in and ride the wacky wave through Harmon's vibrant, silly, bawdy, and marvelously childlike imagination.

Beware of a Man's Shadow

Illustration // Monday, June 24, 2013
For our last June post on our featured topic, we hope you enjoy this intriguing animated fashion editorial, illustrated and directed by Amsterdam-based art director and illustrator Tara Dougans. Spanning the styles of multiple European designers, "Beware of a Man's Shadow," inspired by the Burmese proverb "beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting," is a collection of pencil works featuring seven of the 2012 season's most playful menswear pieces, juxtaposing the subtle stoicism of menswear imagery with a cheeky animated wink.

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