The Illustrations and Designs of Mario Hugo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Working the commercial field for such brands and publications as Stella McCartney, Surface to Air, United Bamboo, and The Fader, we love how Mario Hugo has taken an almost Moleskine style and turned it into graphic art and design. And as he mentions on his site, "I'm available for commissions and collaborations during the daytime, but my nighttime is reserved for artworks, children's books, and dreaming."

The Three Points by Chris Pell

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Chris Pell's series "The Three Points" is a narrative of intricate creatures of the night. These monsters and beasts seem to be all alone amongst the unique fantasy worlds he creates. Pell's interests include mysticism, alchemy, and animism and when he is not making art he is producing music and djing.

Illustration and Design by James Jessiman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Upon seeing the official 2012 Wimbledon poster, James Jessiman's contribution stood out to us. The graphic, print influenced image of a bouncing tennis ball is an essential distillation of what occurs in a tennis match, presenting a small, seemingly peripheral yet central detail that encompasses the movement of the game.

Enter the bizarre universe of Mathieu Desjardins

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Both dark and psychedelic, Mathieu Desjardins' illustrations depict unique creatures in freaky and sometimes grotesque scenarios. His influences include Charles Burns, Gary Panter and Robert Crumb. With strong roots the fanzine culture, Desjardins has published zine Gestroco Club since 2001.

Paintings by Jesse Fillingham

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Los Angeles based illustrator Jesse Fillingham brought to life some wizardly looking men for this series. These paintings were made for "Life is a Casino", a group show he participated in located in Denmark. A recent honors graduate from Art Center College of Design, Jesse is a fan of burgers, mythology, and unicorns.

Magical Skulls by Agustín Croxatto

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Buenos Aires based illustrator Agustín Croxatto (who also goes by AC) turns the human skull into something more magical and rad. His complex skull drawings are super detailed, each one has their own unique personality. Some characters that influence his work include Frankenstein and Dracula. Besides being an illustrator, Croxatto is a skater & music lover and has also had his work featured in zines.

Gorlep Returns!

Illustration // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ok. So there's this 25 year old kid out of Mexico that takes requests to draw ANY Simpsons character ever, then he does so, with a little video tutorial of each one, totally killing it just like the original. Am I missing something here or is this dude just awesome? Watch and Learn. Ha.

Denise Nestor Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Denise Nestor creates delicate, airy illustration work focusing on intricate narratives of nature and personal portraiture, sometimes blending the two. Her soft palettes and work with graphite, in the majority of her wreaths and drawings, have a lustrous and mature sensibility to them.

MAD VS. CANCER Benefit Auction

Illustration // Thursday, June 28, 2012
'One of the best people around, and a damn good friend of Living Proof Magazine, MAD, co-founder of the Infamous Mag; respected Philadelphia artist; and all-around good dude, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The MAD Vs. Cancer Benefit Auction has gotten donations of paintings, prints, and more from artists Estevan Oriol, Kenny Scharf, Ellen Stagg, Hannah Stouffer, CLAW MONEY, Jim Houser, Cole Gerst, and more to help his cause!!

Niv Bavarsky

Illustration // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Niv (Neeeeev) Bavarsky is an artist/illustrator currently living in the Bay area of California. He received a BFA in Illustration in 2010 from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. He does some great, abstractly loose illustration work for himself and clients, including The New York Times, Plansponsor, Nobrow, The Stranger, MORE Collective, Vapor Records, and more.

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