Sam Moss' Wintry Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  Sam Moss was born in Labrador, Canada, and currently lives in Halifax. Moss's illustrations involve a mix of digital and traditional mediums, depicting dreamy scenes of myth and fairytale. Her characters exude a sense of whimsy and mystery, all figments of a frigid landscape. She draws inspiration from her home in northern Canada and considers herself and illustrator-painter. Moss drifts between design and fine arts and likes rabbits, collecting boxes and old things.

Pedro Lourenco Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Pedro Lourenco's illustrations are alive with spirited brushwork and organic texture. A world of owls, snakes, tigers, smoke and boldly-rendered greenery, Lourenco's artwork merges the natural with a contemporary black-and-white graphic sensibility to make hard-hitting images that are hard to forget. Lourenco has done poster art for numerous bands and magazines, as well as advertisement work for Addac Synths. Lourenco is based in Lisbon, Portugal.   

Sam Hiti's Brush Drawings

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sam Hiti is an independent comic book author and illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His unique drawing style employs thick brush strokes and drybrushing, creating images that feel both graphic and hand-drawn. Hiti's drawings use imagery reminiscent of spaghetti westerns and Rambo films. He posts sketches and everyday drawings of his wife and the world around him, giving a unique look into the world of this talented illustrator. Hiti illustrated a comic adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events  for a special edition of Nickelodeon Magazine. 

Illustrations by Mapache Salado

Illustration // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mapache Salado is an artist from Spain whose pastel portraits of women have a gorgeous, tactile personality. Visibly hand-drawn with pencils and gold ink on informal surfaces like graph-paper, Salado's artworks take on a beautifully familiar look and feel. The sketchy, tentative linework and home-made patterning create layers of fresh, graphic imagery. Salado's work finds influence in Mucha, Klimt and Schiele as well as fashion and skate/BMX culture. Salado loves animated movies, punk music, Nietzsche and Bugs Bunny. 

Tessar Lo's Expressionistic Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Toronto-based Tessar Lo has a unique expressionistic style reminiscent of Basquiat or Anthony Lister. His dreamy, motion-filled paintings represent fragments of some free-flowing consciousness. Lo's works draw energy from the visual language of children's drawings, mysticism, symbols and totems. We love being able to see the artist's hand so vividly in the strokes and lines of these dynamic, deeply engaging works.   

Brandt Peters' Sideshow Icons

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Brandt Peters is a self-taught illustrator and designer whose paintings explore the eras of ancient cartoons, Victorian toys and pre-WWI vintage 'Pop' ephemera. He was raised by a family of artists and antique collectors, and his artwork shows the influence of creepy sideshow icons, deviant animalia and the "masked" glorification of cartoon alter egoes. His slick, sultry style is unmistakeably his own. Brandt lives and works in New Mexico with his two dogs, Bailey and Diego.   

Hillary White's Pop-Reinterpretations

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Hillary White's pop-art-history interpretations provide a hilariously refreshing re-imagining of these opposite ends of visual culture. Born in Main, "from the salty depths of a bubbling cauldron overflowing with '80s pop culture, classical art, and Alice and Wonderland," White focuses her artistic energy on mashing up pop-culture with mastheads of classical art. We love these weird, unabashedly-clashing portraits of The Muppets, Aliens, memes, superheroes and R2D2.   

Lindsey Olivares Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  Lindsey Olivares has an uncanny sense for caricature, color and space. She says she "strives to capture authentic moments and bring subtleties of real life into her designs and characters." Olivares studied animation at Ringling College of Art and Design and interned at Disney Animation with a focus on character design. Lindsey is currently pursuing a freelance illustration career and resides in a small farming town off the Sacramento river where she draws cartoons and makes tortillas with her grandmother.  

Work by Dan Zettwoch

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Well known for his comic books and anthology work, Dan Zettwoch was born in 1977  Louisville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Muhammad Ali and the cheeseburger. Zettwoch's illustrations show off his keen wit and love of developing characters. His references to Midwestern and southern pop culture brims his art work with personality...

Magical Worlds by Yosuke Ueno

Illustration // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno creates worlds of a strange and surreal nature. Ueno wants to take the viewer on a magical ride, introducing unusual characters along the way with hidden symbolism to decode in her work, "I always start new work without any detailed designs. My hope is for a piece to complete itself beyond my imagination. I sometimes say that artists are parallel to scientists...

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