Sverre Malling's Higher Ground

Illustration // Saturday, October 20, 2012
Beautifully rendered illustrated 'Higher Ground' text from Sverre Malling. Drawn completely in graphite pencil, the illustrated letters of Malling are composed of decay, garbage, insects, paraphernalia and all things heavy metal. Sverre was born in 1977 in Oslo, Norway.

Bicycle, Bicycle

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
Bicycle is a giant leporello book drawn by illustrator, art director and master in graphic conception, Ugo Gattoni, and published by Nobrow Press. The original is a 5 meter long drawing about bicycles through the streets of London. It was released earlier this yeat, just in time for the London 2012 Olympics.

Nathan Walker's Alphabetcha

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
“For the longest time I’ve wanted to create the alphabet in my illustration style. Now finally, with time and lots of patience, I can say I have my own alphabet. Much of my inspiration came from watching shows like Ren & Stimpy and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters growing up. I guess the gross and somewhat distorted characters stuck with me. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have in creating it.” Nathan Walker

Taborda's Dark Mysticism

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
Eduardo Taborda's mindmelting drawings are nightmarish visions founded on meticulous linework and heavy symbolism. Working primarily in black and white, Taborda shows a staggering attention to detail and a strong commitment to the gruesome in apocalyptic tableaus where dying men beg for mercy and burst into flames. Taborda is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Chelsea Hrynick

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
'My pieces are inspired by natural growth, urban architecture, technology, and music. My work tries to illuminate the balance between the natural and manufactured. They aspire to blend the innate beauty of the organic with the scientific power of industry. I incorporate design patterns seen in different cultures throughout history such as Celtic jewelry, Islamic rugs, Modern architecture, and Ancient Greek pottery...'

Tom Lane's Text Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tom Lane grew up deep in the English countryside and could often be found building bike ramps in the woods or subsequently at a local hospital nursing broken bones and sprains. Over coming his accident prone adolescence Tom developed into an inquisitive and tenacious character but it wasn't until his late teens that he decided to pursue his creative streak. These days he has found himself hand illustrating insanley balanced and well designed type work.

The Illustrations of Marcela Cardenas

Illustration // Thursday, October 18, 2012
'My work has always been intimately related to nature, this has led me to the construction of an Imaginary full of coincidences and double meanings that become metaphors which allow me to express feelings about life and death. The"mise-en-scène" of such Imaginary allows me to give a new meaning to common objects and I create a new visual narrative...

Illustrated Tattoo Stories

Tattoo // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton run an amusing little site that revolves around illustrating other people's tattoos and the stories behind them. They are open to submissions if you are interested in getting your ink re-rendered and featured on PenandInk. An interesting, personal account of the descriptions of permanent marks and what they mean...

Tom Ngo's Architectural Absurdity

Illustration // Thursday, October 18, 2012
'Built on the foundations of Victorian Nonsense, Alfred Jarry’s ‘Pataphysics, and Absurdist Theatre, Absurdity expands the limits of human reason by presenting a paradoxical solution. By allowing solutions which would normally have been ruled out due to irrationality, absurdity provides non-linear alternatives which interrogate contemporary logic.' Theory on Tom Ngo's Architectural Absurdity

Benjamin Thomas Rawson

Illustration // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Ben­jamin Thomas Raw­son is an artist from the UK whose work is a playful, surreal display of obstacle course excitement. Benjamin’s mixed-media pieces depict­ a variety of pattern and form through basketballs, lad­ders, walk­ways, and tow­ers- highlighted by rainbows, plants and the occasional tye-dye tapestry. Completely entertaining pieces of visual stimulation.

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