Steven Ketchum's Paintings of Friction

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Steven Ketchum is a 29 year old designer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. These multi-media paintings reflect a sense of confusion, anxiety or conflict as Ketchum sees it in the world. Ketchum says that his work "depicts dualities and the friction opposing forces present." The work depicts representative portions of bodies, facies and limbs, while each drawing devolves into curvilinear swaths of paint, representing fields of flux and ambiguity. These paint swaths are incredibly evocative and strange, giving these drawings a mysterious and dynamic element. We love these weird drawings. Ketchum spends his time drawing, reading, running, practicing Muay Thai and sleeping. 

Violane and Jeremy Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Violane and Jeremy is a graphic arts studio located in France. The two artists are designers, illustrators and also producers. They work in art direction, graphic identity, website, publishing and video production. These pieces are some of those the studio has put out. The lovely, hard-worked pencil tones evoke fantastical visions of flowers and beards, illustrations that are both fun and thoughtful at the same time. These illustrations have a nostalgic quality, pulling cues from the absurdist imagery of Rene Magritte and the kind of cobblestone characters from 18th century France.   

Drawings by Jeff Ladouceur

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Jeff Ladouceur is a self-taught artist who divides his time between New York and Vancouver, BC. He is represented by Ziehersmith in New York. Ladouceur's paintings are iconic and bold yet mysterious and multi-layered at the same time. Monochromatic, textured drawings that incorporate elements of old-time cartoons with props and visual cues from art history and the likes of Salvador Dali, Ladouceur's illustrations are strange, hybrid depictions of a wandering mind.   

Lisa Perrin's Eastern European-Influenced Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lisa Perrin's work is informed by the humorous and strange world of Eastern European Jewish folk tales. While influenced by this facet of culture, she only references it, allowing for a larger and more varied audience to enjoy her illustrations. She's modernize the old world with interesting applications such as Yiddish sayings on postcards and tea towels. Her works is very detailed and lovely in its careful handling of color and tone.   

Cartoon Fun With Bob Flynn

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bob Flynn was born in Buxton, Maine and was raised on a steady diet of cartoons. He currently resides in Boston where his Director of Art & Animation at FableVision Studios. Driven by an obsession with everything weird and cartoony, he keeps busy doodling creatures and characters to spin into comics. Flynn is the co-creator of Heeby-Jeeby Comics, featuring goofy, bizarre and nonsensical comics for all ages. His work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, and he writes and creates for Spongebob Comics. He is also a character designer for Bravest Warriors.  

Justin Volz Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Justin Volz is a freelance illustrator who works and resides in Brooklyn, NY. His artwork has a dreamlike quality, describing real and imagined worlds that ebb and flow with the power of deft pencil-and-line-work. Volz is greatly skilled in evoking narrative using visual devices, color and composition. He received a BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2011 and has since illustrated for the likes of Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and Lancome.  

Illustrations by Siyu Chen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Chinese illustrator Siyu Chen. Currently living in Germany, Siyu works designing books, magazines, and newspapers after receiving her MFA at The School of Visual Arts.

The Fanciful World of JooHee Yoon

Illustration // Monday, April 29, 2013
JooHee Yoon was  born in a foreign metropolis but spent most of her childhood in a pleasantly rainy region of the west coast. She studied illustration at RISD, graduating with honors, and is currently based on the east coast. Most of her pieces are created using various traditional printmaking techniques on paper. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and in Europe, and she has also been featured in publications such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3.  

Stefan Glerum's Melting Pot

Erotica // Monday, April 29, 2013
Born in 1983, Stefan Glerum is a graphic designer and comic artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He describes his style as a melting pot of illustration heritage, combining universally appealing and familiar design motifs with more academic nuances recognizable to those with a knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism, and Russian Constructivism.

The Fantastic Poster Art of Zeloot

Illustration // Monday, April 29, 2013
Zeloot is a Dutch designer and illustrator based in Den Haag. After ditching art school a decade ago in favor of traveling the world and working in southern Europe, Zeloot was inspired to resume art-making when she discovered American underground comics. With a focus on gig posters, she is also active as an illustrator for a wide range of clients such as The New Yorker, Men's Health, Heineken, Sub Pop Records, and Esquire.

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