The Works of Hiro Kurata

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless.

New Works by Kilian Eng

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
We featured Swedish artist Kilian Eng in the magazine this past June 2012, and we just saw that he updated his site with a group of fantastic works. Otherworldly, Tron style, and some futuristic spacesuit travel pieces make this seem like a spread from a magazine of the year 2050. 

Francis Minoza: Nicebleed

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The work of illustrator and designer Francis Minoza is filled with dark humor, bits of pop-culture references and icons, wit and the occasional gore. His beautiful, minimally designed illustrations are smart, forward and original, combining traditional and digital media.

Nick Blazey

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The talents of young artist and illustrator Nick Blazey can be seen in his varied ink and watercolor work, depicting creepy mythical beasts and realistic nature studies. As a working creative, Nick displays the process of his work, from pencil sketches to finished pieces, showing occasionally in the UK.

Kyle Stecker Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This rendering of Tom Waits was created by artist and illustrator Kyle Stecker (for Ammo Magazine). Stecker is located in Brooklyn, New York and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and American Illustration. Some of his clients include: Plansponser, Time Out Chicago, Total Guitar, Grantland, The Dallas Observer, Mountain Biking UK, Dirtrag, Bicycle Times and Backpacker Magazine.

Works by Jeremy Enecio

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Born in Ormoc City, Philippines, Jeremy Enecio moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2008, he received his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance illustrator. Eerie and atmospheric, Enecio's digital works are characterized by his painterly touch and an aptitude for storytelling.

'The Boat' by Sam Alden

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's a short but (bitter)sweet comic called 'The Boat' by Sam Alden. Alden is 23 and lives in Portland, Oregon. He helms Gingerland Comics and is currently working on an epic-length graphic novel about middle school.

Jean de Wet

Illustration // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jean de Wet is an artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. Inspired by things that have either a confounding or mysterious nature about them, it's hard not to get lost in the detailed markmaking of de Wet's visual narratives. 'Some recurring elements in Jean's work are: (in no particular order) abandoned houses, the unknown, mutation, the cosmos, hybrid creatures, monsters, haunted houses...'

Always A Favorite: The Work of Pat Perry

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Pat Perry is an artist and illustrator who calls Michigan home. The lands of the north, the people he meets, and Midwestern streets have always moved him. Making drawings each day is his attempt to digest the indigestible; seemingly indescribable life experience, and the ephemeral acquaintances and scenery that are carried along with such encounters...

It's Such A Beautiful Day

Illustration // Monday, September 24, 2012
Cult animator Don Hertzfeldt (of "Rejection" fame) is back with a new feature-length animation. A dark and comedic blend of traditional techniques, experimental effects, and digital processes, "It's Such A Beautiful Day" is being distributed by Hertzfeldt himself and will be screened in Portland, NYC, and Chicago, among other major cities, in the coming months. Get a glimpse of the film in this short and provocative trailer.

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