Condensed Stories with Rory Midhani

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
Rory Midhani is a freelance editorial/narrative illustrator interested in telling stories within a single page. 'The work I enjoy the most is creating scenes of real and imagined places, with an emphasis on character...'


Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
'Archetypical imagery are always accompany people, they are a source of mythology, religion, and art. In these cultural forms are gradually grinding confused and eerie images, they are transformed into symbols, more beautiful in form and universal in content...'  

Goodfellas and Wiseguys

Illustration // Friday, July 11, 2014
Illustrated stills of some of our favorite mafia moments from the hand of Stikstock that remind us 'Never rat on your friends and always keep your mourh shut.' Watch and learn as Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy through these minimal renderings. 

The Work of Olaf Hajek

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Although German artist Olaf Hajek is best known for his illustrations accompanying stories in everything from The New York Times to Playboy, it's no question that his angular and surreal works can stand on their own. With stong, graphic lines, dreamlike colors, and rustic, stylized forms...  

"Ghost Eyes" @ The Standard, Hollywood

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Four years ago, DJ and artist Tommii Lim injured his right eye in an accident. After a forced year off from making art, his eye healed enough to undergo corneal transplant surgery. He was left with one good eye and the other with 27 stitches, a cadaver cornea and distorted vision. Lim's life slowed down dramatically and the way he viewed the world changed completely. His new installation "Ghost Eyes" at The Standard Hollywood documents this new view of life.

DXTR The Weird

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
DXTR the Weird is an illustrator and street artist based in Berlin, Germany. Part of the Weird Crew, DXTR translates his bold, vibrant style between wall and print, pumping fresh design-work into the world through all available channels. Featuring characters like jewel-eyed tigers, sunglasses-wearing sneaker dudes and candy-colored astro skulls, DXTR's work is wild yet wickedly clean. 

Mike Lawrence's Metal Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Mike Lawrence's illustrations are decidedly metal. Featuring skeletons and wraiths from the crypt, demon motorcyclists, goblets of darkness and a zombie Robocop committing suicide, these drawings have a lot of personality. Using mainly black ink on paper, Lawrence employs stippling to an impressive degree, getting into extreme detail to give his creepy characters a sense of griminess and decay. Lawrence lives and works in Atlanta.

The World of Caratoes

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cara To AKA "Caratoes" is an illustrator and street artist based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.

Ink, Death and Coffee

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sean Beaudry is a Savannah, Georgia based illustrator, originally from Detroit Michigan that achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work tends to reflect the natural world, isolation, and the macabre in heavy intricacy.

Matt W. Moore's Mosaic Mandalas

Illustration // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
'In June 2014 I had the great pleasure of traveling to Eden, Utah for an artist residency with the good folks at SUMMIT on Powder Mountain. During the weeks leading up to the project I brainstormed many different ideas of what I could create, how, and why. Having spent most of my recent years in cities, and many of my recent months indoors during the wintertime painting on canvas and paper, I decided it was a good play to take full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness...'


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