Gorgeous Tattoos by Valentin Hirsch

Illustration // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Valentin Hirsch is a German tattoo artist whose gorgeous, highly detailed black-work tattoos have caught our illustration department's eye. These tattoos have a sophisticated, distinctly illustrative attitude while capturing all the requisite tattoo nobility. With particular attention to animals, these traditional tattoos are inarguably works of art and we're happy that they're permanent.

Mike Hughes Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Mike Hughes was born in Inverness and works in Aberdeen, generating illustrations with a unique contemporary flair and a taste for the strange. Hughes attended Gray's School of Art and graduated in 2012 with honors in Painting. Clients include BSD Forever, 20Twenty, Boarderline and Hydrasun.

Art by Michael Dotson

Illustration // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Michael Dotson's work explores subject matter such as time progression, space, fluidity, deconstruction, symmetry in representational and abstract shape explorations. Dotson is focused on the life of color and pattern. He studied at the American University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and has done work for the likes of Contemporary Art Daily, Franco Ferrari and Daniel Guerrero. 

Michael Zavros' Seductive Realism

Illustration // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Michael Zavros is an Australian artist who studied printmaking at the Queensland College of Art in the 1990s. His work is seductively realist, captured in a variety of media capturing motion, detail and likeness. He has won numerous drawing awards and has exhibited widely Australia. His work is held in numerous private public collections. 

Laura Laine's Unearthly Beauty

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Laura Laine is a fashion illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. Since completing her studies in fashion design she has been working full-time as a freelance illustrator and teaching fashion illustration. Her delicately drafted, haute couture-inspired pencil drawings walk a fine line between the elegance of high fashion and the defiant attitude of gothic fantasy, echoing the lean and lanky figures of Aubrey Beardsley. Laine's recent clients include Vogue Japan, Sephora, and H&M, and she has also exhibited work in London, NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Impeccable Style by Danny Roberts

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Fashion illustrator Danny Roberts has always had an affinity for creative projects and arts & crafts, but it wasn't until just a few years ago that he decided to begin seriously practicing his art, drawing some 15 hours straight a day every day until his hands were swollen shut. Roberts' relentless cultivation of raw, natural talent has resulted in an accomplished and superb portfolio of work, as well as an impressive client list that includes Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers, Forever21, Lancome, and Sundance Channel's Full Frontal Fashion.

Deanne Cheuk, April 2010

Vault // Monday, June 17, 2013
The staff was going back through some of our more design, fashion heavy features from the past few years, and we remembered how much we love the works of NYC-based art director and illustrator, Deanne Cheuk. Originally from Perth, Australia, Cheuk has done work for American Express, Dell, Lane Crawford, Levi's, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Nokia, Nike, Converse, Olay, Sprint, Swatch, Target, MTV, Gap, Real Simple, The Guardian, T Magazine and The New York Times Magazine... and Conan. Here is our interview with the artist from April, 2010.

Tanya Ling's Casual Touch

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Internationally recognized designer and illustrator Tanya Ling was born in Calcutta in 1966, spending her childhood in America, Africa, and England, where she now lives and works. Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles at St. Martins School of Art, and after graduating in 1989 she moved to Paris to work as a designer for Christian Lacroix. Her fashion illustrations have been exhibited across the globe as well as featured in a variety of newspapers and publications, and in 2011 over 50 of her drawings were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Passion of Pippa McManus

Illustration // Monday, June 17, 2013
Pippa McManus is a fashion illustrator based in Perth, Australian, who has caught the eye of many prestigious figures and respected brands in the fashion industry, including Mary Katrantzou, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Wildfox, and Steve Madden. With her father as an engraver and her mother as an artist, art and drawing have always been a part of McManus' life. However, it wasn't until she bought her first copy of Paris Vogue at age 14 that she found her true calling: fashion design and illustration.

Charles Burns "Cover Portraits for The Believer, 2003-2013" @ Adam Baumgold Gallery,

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 16, 2013
One of our favorite artists, honored for his work with one of our favorite magazines ever. Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition of portraits by Charles Burns that were published on the cover of The Believer magazine between 2003 and 2013. Using ink on paper in a strict 6 by 6 inch format, Burns creates endless variations of texture, lighting, and composition.

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