Julian Callos' Disorienting Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Julian Callos is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. Interested in nature, folklore, death and the "allure of the unknown," he creates cinematic and sometimes jarringly  dreamlike illustrations of people seemly lost in their own minds. Callos works in both two- and three-dimensional media and draws heavily from pop culture; to see more, check out his blog.

Timothy Karpinski & Brooke Weeber @ Compound Gallery, Portland

Illustration // Saturday, November 17, 2012
Portland illustrators Timothy Karpinski and Brooke Weeber just opened their newest show "The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up" at Compound Gallery. Their brightly colored, graphic illustrations (and installations) feel both nostalgic and immersive, and we wish we were in Portland to see the show in person! But for now, we have a few pictures to whet your palette.  

The Works of Joshua Brettell

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 17, 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.

Illustrations by Muralist, Aryz

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
Best known for his incredible street murals, Juxtapoz favorite Aryz is equally impressive on a smaller scale with his digital illustrations. The young Spanish street artist enjoys putting skeletons in strange situations, maintaining his distinctive color palette and keen eye for detail. Aryz is based in Barcelona.

New Work from the Low Bros

Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
The Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. They currently live and work in Berlin. When they were children the two brothers loved to draw and invented their own little stories and fantasy worlds while playing in the backyard or roaming in the countryside. You’ll still find both influences, the urban and natural, in their work today. They later started to paint graffiti, co-founding a crew called "The Weird"...

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.

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