National Poster Retrospecticus

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of hand printed event posters from artists, designers, and events around the country. This year, the tour is coming back--and bigger than ever, featuring over 300 posters from more than 75 artists travelling to seven cities across the US. We posted a scedule and some of last year's posters to whet your palette, so be sure to check 'em out (and maybe consider donating).

The Works of Leah Yerpe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We caught the work of Brooklyn-based Leah Yerpe on Booooooom yesterday, and then we spent a good amount of time exploring all the works she had on her site. Charcoal drawings, big and small, paintings too, Yerpe captures a fleeting, dreamlike experience of floating and flying, powerful in its simplicity.

The Works of ONEQ

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Japanese illustrator ONEQ melds Japanese and American art styles in her manga-inspired works. Her hyper-saturated portraits of voluptuous women take a cue from a number of influences, from Japanese pop artist Rockin' Jelly Bean to American comic artist Simon Bisley. ONEQ lives and works in Kumamoto, Japan.

Review: 'The Shroud Opaque' @ Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery in Oakland, CA

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Featuring works from Aminah Slor, D.V. D'Andrea, and Hunter de la Ghetto, "The Shroud Opaque" is Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery's newest (and frankly, awesome) show. We've got a review and pictures for you here, but you'd best head over there before December 1st to see it in person.

Works by Tran Nguyen

Illustration // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
'I find interest in illustrating the universal emotions we come across in everyday living -- emotions that are tucked away, deep inside our psyches.' Tran Nguyen is a Georgia-based artist. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, treading the mind's surreal dreamscape...

Lauren Marx's Atrophying Animal Universe

Illustration // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Currently working towards her BFA in university, 20 year old illustrator Lauren Marx exhibits remarkable talent and clarity of vision. Lauren connects the animal world to the cosmos: 'I want the viewer to see the mammals as god-like representations of galaxies, nebulae, super massive black holes, flux ropes, and the like. The birds represent stars and space debris formed by the Universe.'

Hi (aka Xhxix)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

Works by Florian Meacci

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France before settling in London to become a freelance illustrator. Drawing inspiration from fashion and comic books, Meacci uses ballpoint pen to create his finely rendered portraits. In his own words, 'My art is about contradiction, I always try to put something unexpected. I like to combine a few things which are not made to be together.'

Horror-Inspired Creations of Kelly Durette

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Kelly Durette is an illustrator working out of Toronto, ON. Using graphite and colored pencil, the self-trained artist creates haunting anatomical and figurative portraits that combine anatomical drawing with the influences of Dia de los Muertos and horror films to incredible effect.

Idle Hands from Dana Harel

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Israeli-born and San Francisco-based illustrator Dana Harel's large scale graphite illustrations explore humans' places in the natural world. Using the repeated motifs of hands and wings, Harel's illustrations fuse the human body with plant and animal structures, provoking viewers to re-consider the human "hubris" as a dominant species.