Matt Furie's Creatures

Illustration // Friday, March 22, 2013
Currently living in San Francisco, Columbus, Ohio native Matt Furie was born in 1979. Matt's illustrations are a mix of child-like enchantment and momentary adult situations, inspired by cartoon characters. He is known for combining traditional with modern illustration, and was awarded for his work by the San Francisco Bay Guardian with the best visual artist award. Not only does he exhibit his work around the USA and Europe...    

Color fusions by Michael J Bowman

Illustration // Friday, March 22, 2013
  Describing himself as an "outsider artist", Michael J Bowman paints and draws with inspiration from 1970's album covers and from his dad's old collection of Renaissance books. Being dragged around the art museums and churches of Europe when he was a child, then moving back to America at the age of ten, definitely impacted Michael's life and style of artwork...     

Lennard Schuurmans

Illustration // Thursday, March 21, 2013
'Lennard Schuurmans is using old techniques to make something new. While zapping through art deco, cartoon network, the golden age of illustration and pop culture, he creates wild lines, crazy action, smoking free forms, cutting shapes, burning colors, sweating shades of green, shivering silhouettes, floating landslides, dirty explosions, puzzling compositions and depth in flat shapes.'  

Graphic Works by Morgan Blair

Illustration // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Morgan Blair is an artist and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Patterns, repetition and variation come to play in her explorations of color and shape. Flags and bricks are recurring motifs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Blair has exhibited worldwide and has worked for such clients as Todd Oldham and the New York Times.

The Delicate Dreamworld of Atsuko Goto

Illustration // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Atsuko Goto's illustrations are submerged in a cloudy haze, ethereal visions of otherworldly beauty. Working in watercolor and lapis lazuli on cotton, Goto investigates the fundamental relationships between humankind and nature, death, decay and regeneration. She is a graduate of the National University of Fine Arts and Music Tokyo.  

Aldous Massie's 'The Tick of Approval'

Illustration // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Aldous Massie's The Tick of Approval is a series of illustrations originally created for The College of Fine Arts' (UNSW) Incubate magazine. Drawing inspiration from science fiction style illustrators like Kilian Eng, Moebius, Ralph McQuarrie, The Tick of Approval is about enduring hardship through sacrifice to reach levels of content. Massie is based in Sydney, Australia.  

Doubleday & Cartwright: 50 Artists/50 Moments in the Life Of Michael Jordan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
This past NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, creative agency Doubleday & Cartwright of Brooklyn (featuring one of our favorites in Grotesk) worked with Nike on a special project that had 50 artists interpret 50 great moments from the life and career of Michael Jordan. Jordan was celebrating his 50 birthday right around the All-Star weekend, and seeing that he represents the absolute height of basketball greatness, D&C had some great artists on board... including Jason Jagel, Lola Dupre, Aldous Massie, Grotesk, Sophia Chang and others contribute. 

Lauren YS Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lauren YoungSmith is an artist and illustrator from Denver, Colorado. She works in a variety of mediums including painting, comics and animation, and is constantly creating the residents of some weird, dripping dream-world. Lauren's art is riddled with tentacles, pink robots, geishas and bloody things all rendered in detailed line-and-brushwork. She draws inspiration from Miyazaki movies, live music, ghost stories and the conviction that everything can be explained with a monster. Lauren is now based in the Bay Area and works out of a house of artists and miscreants.

Illustrations by Justin Nelson

Illustration // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Justin Nelson's mixed-media drawings depict strange people, landscapes and objects, often inspired by photographs he's taken in his travels. He combines bands of dripping color with careful linework to create images that seem to pose quiet questions to the viewer. Composed in a visual language all his own, Nelson says "they are representative of experiences that i have encountered while exploring distant places." Nelson lives and works in Tampa, Florida.   

Ada Buchholc's Neverending 'Weltshmerz'

Illustration // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  Ada Buchholc draws with great juicy swaths of color, capturing faces and figures with her own unique brand of illustration. She lists her influences as the 20’s, 90’s, Ed Wood’s movies, Monkey Island games and neverending “Weltshmerz”:  the feeling that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind. Born in 1987 by the Polish seaside,  Buchholc claims that she can’t swim. “Actually, I can’t even run nor drive a car. Therefore it’s impossible for me to run away from murderer unless I have a bike. I spent my introverted childhood in a very small town, wandering on the potato fields and drawing in the corners. I was in love with Freddie Mercury.” Buchholc’s artwork is just as endearing and interesting as she sounds.   

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