The Works of Finland's Riikka Sormunen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We just came across Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen's work this morning, and just in time, as the artist just released a new book, Big Mother, through Nobrow Press. A mixture of classic illustration, fashion, with a hint of symbolist style, Sormunen gives us a new favorite from the Northern Europe region. We need to get this book.

The Works of Julian Callos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 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.

The Art of Break Dancing

Illustration // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Florian Nicolle's series 'Break Dance - Volnorez' applies a geometric lens to the movements of break dancers, tracking angles, tangents and mathematical formulas to annotate the gravity-defying maneuvers. Nicolle's gestural splashes of watercolor and splatters of ink add dynamism and spontaneity, bringing his subjects' poses to life. He is based in Caen, France.

Illustrations by Jacob Livengood

Illustration // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
These detail-oriented works come from the mind of Jacob Livengood, a San Diego-based graphic designer and illustrator. Livengood's minute mark-making, vibrant colors and totem-like characters belong to a style Livengood calls 'aboriginal with a modern twist '. He lists Thurop Van Orman and Pendleton Ward amongst his artistic influences.

Posters from Viral Graphics

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Viral Graphics is the Athens-based collaborative project between Alexandros Pyromallis and Konstantinos Psichas. Incorporating original types into their graphic images, the duo creates highly collectible gig posters that simultaneously represent their clients' aesthetics and serve as covet-able artworks. (You can also buy them!)

Illustrations from Tuomas Ikonen

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Tuomas Ikonen is a Helsinki-based illustrator whose dynamic and colorful works are often brimming with monsters, snakes, and oddities galore. His affinity for graphic design shows through fun illustrations that clearly convey a narrative. We've got a gallery of his work for your enjoyment after the jump.

The Varied Works of Saddo

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Saddo is a Romanian illustrator and muralist. Blending stylized forms with media ranging from wood panels to oil paint, Saddo creates allegorical and spiritually charged imagery with a folk art aesthetic. Saddo's illustrations--inspired by horror and sci-fi imagery from his childhood--combine a number of influences, from the Flemish masters to street art, into alluring compositions.  

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.

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