Pencil Vs. Camera

Illustration // Friday, June 14, 2013
Ben Heine is a 29 years old Belgian was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His “Pencil Vs Camera” project mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality. It’s a new visual concept invented and initiated by Ben Heine in 2010. Ben published his first “Pencil Vs Camera” image in April 2010 but the series is the result of a long graphic exploration.   

Illustrations and on Paper and Wood by Antonella Montes (aka Lantomo)

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
Artist and Illustrator Antonella Montes, aka Lantomo, is based in Barcelona but currently living in Beijing. Experimenting with wood of all kinds, she uses the knots and fibers to help tell a story of a sensory world, 'with characters that fluctuate between disappointment, innocence, childness and wickedness.'

Early 1900s Humor Magazine Illustrations by Franz Wacik

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
We always enjoy old illustrations and are always so fascinated by humor and comics from different periods. Franz Wacik was an Austrian artist who was especially devoted to children and young adult book illustrations. This particular series of illustrations were for the humor magazine Die Muskete and circa 1906-1911.

Paul White's Wasteland Wanderlust

Illustration // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hollow shells of human transportation take center stage in Paul White's beautiful color pencil drawings. Machines that used to do nothing but move now know only stasis in these portraits of airplanes, trains, and automobiles that have been gutted, defaced and left to decay, never to fly, ride or drive again. A lovely quiet melancholy pervades these works, tragic everyday monuments commemorating a world of human possibility in indefinite inertia. White was born in Sydney, Australia and received his MFA from CalArts Los Angeles.

Bruce Mackay's 'The Love Between You and I'

Illustration // Thursday, June 13, 2013
South African artist Bruce Mackay created this beautiful melancholic series in dark monochrome for a visual article about music the artist loves. Based on the Attack in Black's 'The Love Between You and I,' Mackay explains-- 'I have always felt a sense of longing in Attack In Black's music. A mix of sadness and anger over loss and a subtle feeling of hope that comes out of it. I've interpreted it with a series of drawings that narrate the emotions I get from their music. Lost youth and missing friends and the hope that you might get those things back one day, that things are not lost, that decay can be reversed.'

Cartoon Network's Animated Exquisite Corpse

Illustration // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Cartoon Network recently put together a crew of animators from around the world to create their new summer ident in the form of an animated exquisite corpse. Each team/animator was given 10 seconds of music, 4 colours and tons of Cartoon Network characters to work with. At the end of the project, in true exquisite corpse fashion, each piece was stiched together. This is the result!  

Michael Yaikel's Psychedelic Geometries

Illustration // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Chilean artist Michael Yaikel creates vibrant psychedelic vignettes where shrouded mystics navigate polygonal landscapes of creeping vines and cloud grazing desert flowers. Seemingly a- and all-historical, at once futuristic and prehistoric, Yaikel's complex geometrically patterned paintings span time and space. Yaikel's works are found on gallery and city walls alike.

More Work From Mu Pan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
We have featured the work of Brooklyn-based fine artist and SVA grad, Mu Pan before. For good reason, it's such good stuff! This morning we thought we would take a look at some more recent work along with some older pieces and sketchbooks! 

Verbals Picks

Illustration // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Verbals Picks is a UK based creative that does illustration and graphic design for artists and labels providing services in logo design, artwork, packaging, music videos, flyers and posters. He has an affinity for shapes and abstracted portraits which we love. 

Illustrations by Matthew Craven

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Matthew Craven is an illustrator, who was previously known as a freelance circus entertainer. With a taste for shape, color, and pattern, Matthew has created thise giant, 6x4ft ink on paper pieces covered in 'totemistic marks.'

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