Raymond Lemstra's Populated Worlds

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Dutch artist Raymond Lemstra's linear and colorful illustrations often veer into the disconcerting or the grotesque. Interested in the curiosity and raw imagination of childhood fantasies, Lemstra attempts to bridge the gap between adulthood and the infinite wonder of childhood by creating fantasy worlds populated with the figures of his creation.

Olivia Mew's Floral Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Influenced by 19th century design--and especially textile designer William Morris--Olivia Mew creates fresh and elegant illustrations that lend themselves perfectly to covering fabric, paper, and walls. Combining her muted pallette, affinity for organic imagery and interest in digital production techniques, she hopes to bridge the gap between illustration and textile design.

Illustrations from Cecilia Carlstedt

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Combining the linear precision of graphite portraits with the gestural dynamism of watercolor, Swedish illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt creates ethereal paintings that maintain visual roots in the boldness of graphic design. Her meticulously controlled ink blots and splashes create a stunning illusion of her subjects flickering in and out of focus before our very eyes.

Illustrations from White Swallows

Illustration // Thursday, November 08, 2012
White Swallows is a collaborative project between Vancouver-based artists Morgan Spry-Young and Daniel Giantomaso. Exploring polar combinations of masculinity vs. femininity, two-dimensionality vs. three-dimensionality, and embodiment vs. objectification, the pair creates stunning black and white illustrations. This drawing, "Conversation," was their submission to the synaesthesia issue of Strep Throat.

The Works of Leontine Greenberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Leontine Greenberg lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her husband, daughter and two cats. Her work has been shown at galleries around the country, including ThinkSpace Gallery, Gallery 1988 and C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles, and MyPlasticHeart in New York. She is inspired by other people's flickr streams, rooftops, the coming environmental apocalypse, and the children's book section of the Strand Bookstore.

Making Carhartt's Illustrated Ad by SHOHEI

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
A really cool stop-motion film of the making of Carhartt's Winter 2012 illustrated ad campaign from Japanese illustrator SHOHEI. You can watch step by step as, using just a marker and ballpoint pen, SHOHEI manages to create the incredibly realistic fur lining of the jacket. And if you're craving more, check out the rest of the SHOHEI x Carhartt illustration videos after the jump.

Emily Haworth's 'A Children's Series'

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Emily Haworth's sepia-toned drawings seem almost like illustrations from a grim children's story. The stoic children, which resemble similarly creepy Victorian children's portraits, and their placement in strangely proportioned landscapes of toys and Christmas ornaments give the images a collage-y feel, although they were actually created with charcoal and colored pencil!  

Andrew Groves' Graphic Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
London illustrator Andrew Groves' graphic digital illustrations have appeared in everything from GQ to The New Yorker. His strange images display a remarkable ability to tease out the weird and uncanny in all sorts of stories and turn them into distinctive and self-sufficient images that reflect his signature aesthetic.

Illustrations from Niv Bavarsky

Illustration // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
With a cartoonish aesthetic and bright, intricate lines, recent MICA grad and illustrator Niv Bavarsky is quickly creating a name for himself. Approaching his illustrations with light-hearted creativity, Bavarsky creates jam-packed images that are totally engrossing.

Comics And Illustrations by Ze Jian Shen

Illustration // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Ze Jian "San San" Shen was born July 26, 1987, in Beijing, China. She received her BFA in Illustration & a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Illustrator, animator, and cute animal petter, Ze is the editor of the DIMENSIONS anthology, which features 16 artists from the United States. She is currently attending the Beijing Film Academy, for her MFA in Art Direction for Film.

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