Nuno Da Costa's Modern Vibe

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Nuno Da Costa is a London-based contemporary illustrator specializing in fashion and beauty. Da Costa's fresh and stylish images, primarily rendered in either color or black & white brush work, are hand drawn and painted with watercolors and gouache, then scanned and retouched in Photoshop. With his precise technique and fashion-forward vision, Da Costa has attracted a variety of prestigious clients, including Christian Dior, Vogue UK, Max Factor, and Estee Lauder. 

"Ectoplasm" illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, June 10, 2013
Liqen’s been working on a series of experimental illustrations he calls ““Ectoplasma” and describes this body of work and process as“learning with the morphology, volumes and inks, with its lights and shadows.”  These bizarre organic shapes with subtle color he is creating are strangely alluring and we can’t wait to see where this is going to lead.

Whimsical Chic by Esra Røise

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Esra Røise is a Norweigan freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She began her studies at the Einar Granum School of Art and recently finished her BA in Visual Communications at the Academy of The Arts in Oslo. She is inspired by seemingly trivial everyday situations, as well as by the spontaneity, poor cropping, and unusual angles often seen in snapshot photographs. Røise's growing list of clients include Vogue China, Nylon, Wallpaper*, Levi's, Nike, and Glamour, to name a few. 

Anne Sofie Madsen's Couture Creations

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Born and raised in Denmark, fashion designer and illustrator Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Following her graduation, Madsen was offered the opportunity to train beneath John Galliano for Dior in Paris as well as work for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers. She later moved to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. Now based in Copenhagen, Madsen regularly exhibits her couture-inspired collections and continues to create strikingly inventive fashion illustrations. 

Johanna Goodman's Celebrity Faces

Illustration // Sunday, June 09, 2013
Johanna Goodman's series of shockingly colorful celebrity portraits capture the personality and dynamism of these entertainment mastheads with accuracy and flair. Using oil pastels, Goodman fleshes out the visages of these faces we have become so familiar with, stratifying them by bump, ridge and recess. Goodman is an illustrator who calls her work "award-winning, bleeding edge, shockingly new, tantalizingly fresh"  and "classically classy." She has worked for Rollign Stone, The New Yorker, Spin, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and many more. 

Rich Kelly Poster Art

Illustration // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Rich Kelly makes poster art that is at once wildly fresh and inarguably sophisticated. He creates single images that express the attitude and atmosphere of a film or musical group with skill and flourish, utilizing an astounding sense for angle, proportion and perspective to generate off-kilter compositions that could draw you in for hours. Kelly's earthy, controlled palette allows him to place emphasis on the figures and their dynamic interactions, giving these movie/band posters a life of their own outside the realm of the original works. You might not even want to bother seeing the movies, just spend the day gorging your eyes on these posters!

Angus Fergusson-Stewart's Classic Cars

Illustration // Friday, June 07, 2013
'The average citizen had access to a highly designed, imaginative creation in an environment where "art" buying would be considered snobbish and pretentious by ones working class peers. My drawings celebrate some of these masterpieces from the public road gallery.' Angus Fergusson-Stewart

The Ethereal Work of Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Marjolein Caljouw uses color pencil and paint to create a delicate, pale world in which women and nature mesh and intermingle. Caljouw fell in love with illustration at a young age, writing her own stories and little poems with accompanying drawings. Her clients include Playboy, Esprit and Oilily. She is based in the Netherlands.

Paintings by James Reka

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
'James Reka aka RekaOne is a young contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2002, Reka has established himself as a pioneer in Melbourne’s burgeoning street art scene. His origins lie in the alleyways and train-lines of the city’s inner-suburbs, and his popularity has seen him grow to being exhibited on gallery walls the world over. His character work has come to represent the beginning of a new style of street art – surrealist, abstracted creatures emerging from the depths of Reka’s mind, communicating through strong lines, dynamic movement and bold colours.

'An Artist Growing Old' by Christina Gomila

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Christina Gomila is an artist and illustrator based in London. 'The Story of an Artist by Daniel Johnston is a song that narrates in a very simple but nonetheless poetical way what many unrecognized artists have to go through during their creative lives. Sometimes misunderstood, sometimes undervalued they hear from people discouraging messages like the ones portrayed on the song  "Hey! Get a Job! Why do you only do that only? Why are you so odd? We don't really like what you do. We don't think anyone ever will. It's a problem that you have. And that problem's made you ill"  but far from getting down it inspires them to produce new beautiful works like this one song...'  

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