Artwork by Joshua Brettell

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Joshua Brettell is the drummer for metal band ILSA, and the artwork he creates for the band's releases, full of shrieking skulls, bats and things that go bump in the night, is fittingly dark and ominous. Frightening subject matter aside, Brettell's black and white drawings make an impact with their fine linework and striking compositions. Brettell is based in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Amélie Falière

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Here's one to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Amélie Falière's vibrant colors and simplified retro style definitely lend themselves to the whimsy of her children's book illustrations. Falière lives and works in Paris, France.

Obery Nicolas: Fantasmagorik

Illustration // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Obery Nicolas is an art director, digital artist and illustrator out in Paris, France who has made a distinct name for himself with his Fantasmagorik series, featuring monochrome portraits incorporating famous superhero masks, along the likes of Wolverine, Captain America, Batman and Catwoman. He has kept his series going with new icons and spooks to enjoy.

'Haiiro' by SIT

Illustration // Thursday, November 15, 2012
After years of working as a digital creative for commercial companies, Amsterdam-based SIT decided to leave commercial work behind and get back to his artistic roots. In his monochrome series 'Haiiro,' he investigates the narrative possibility of the slow burn. SIT is interested in the notion that the impetus for decision making arises not in moments of impending crisis, what he calls the 'fast moving winds of change,' but the possibility for stillness to act as catalyst.

Anatomy by Alex Konahin

Illustration // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Alex Konahin is an illustrator out of Ventspils, Latvia with a intricate, delicate and tedious appreciation for the human anatomy. His decorative, detailed renderings of our internal organs show his obsessive focus for the illustrated line. Alex has a beautiful portfolio of work all focusing on this same diligent theme.

Dilly's (Often) Gorey Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thomas "Dilly" Littleson's graphic illustrations almost make blood-spurting wounds seen somehow understated. His muted graphite portraits, punctuated only by splotches of red ink create a horrific world where perfectly-rendered men tear off and gnaw on their own limbs without it seeming even slightly absurd.

The Works of Peter Diamond

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Peter Diamond is a UK-born, Canadian-raised illustrator based in Vienna who creates dynamic ink and digital illustrations for various newspapers and magazines. If you can't get enough of his clean lines and vibrant, Japanese-inspired aesthetic, be sure to check out his blog, which provides really interesting sketches and insights into his work.

Meyoko's Hybrid Worlds

Illustration // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Melissa Murillo a.k.a. Meyoko is an illustrator working out of Berlin. Her freehand ink works "are like open doorways to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures which intermingle and amalgamate to one another until they ultimately resemble, abstract and hybrid worlds partly vegetal - partly animal." Interesting.

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.

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