Taizo Yamamoto's Shopping Cart Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Talented architect and illustrator Taizo Yamamoto uses pencil to render these hyper-realistic drawings of shopping carts piled high with urban detritus. "The shopping carts first struck me by their sculptural variation, they’re perpetual works in progress, and the drawings are meant to freeze them as 'still lives'. You begin to see glimpses of how their owner’s live...

Taylor McKimens

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Taylor McKimens' paintings play like an acid trip through desert country. His figures and environments drip and ooze in electrifying color, hallucinatory visions of decay articulated through a stylized comic book aesthetic. McKimens alternates 'between loose areas of color with atmospheric gesture and dense areas of confident line quality where even the slightest details, a fly on a shoe, a piece of trash in a puddle, are given equal stature on the canvas.'

Juan Gatti's Ciencia Naturales

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Commercial photographer, graphic designer and art director Juan Gatti combines anatomical drawings with illustrations of flora and fauna in his Ciencia Naturales (Natural Sciences) series. His strange juxtapositions evoke the continuities that exist between the human body and other varieties of organic forms, where exposed musculature is mirrored in the patterning of a snake's skin or the curved branches of a coral reef.

Imagine with Karina Eibatova

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
In her "Imagine" series, Russian artist Katerina Eibatova fuses illustration and lettering to create a typographical ode to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. With a keen eye for detail and fine linework, Eibatova manipulates hair, plants and the cosmos to spell out the well known Lennon tune. Born in Leningrad, Russia, Karina studied classical art disciplines in St. Petersburg, fine art education in Sweden, and contemporary art in Moscow.

Moonrise Kingdom's Companion

Illustration // Sunday, June 24, 2012
A companion piece to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, featuring animated snippets from each of Suzy’s favourite books. Directed by Wes Anderson himself, and produced/animated by One Hand Clapping, who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Wes Anderson's indie mega-hit "Moonrise Kingdom," 12-year-old Suzy packs an unusual set of items for her runaway adventure with her pen-pal boyfriend...

Odo's Insanity

Illustration // Saturday, June 23, 2012
French artist & illustrator Odo, or Nico Odora's images are swimming with psychedelic pop-imagery, childhood nostalgia, confusions of skin and guts, geometric pattern work and an uneasy feeling of chaos and near insanity. His mediums of choice seem to be almost as varied, using ballpoint pen, archival ink, watercolor, Indian ink, graphite, coffee, blood, sweat and tears on paper.

The Work of Javier Pacheco

Illustration // Friday, June 22, 2012
Javier Pacheco is an illustrator and designer that currently resides in Barcelona. He is influenced by current trends in culture, expressionist painters and comic book artists alike. His signiature style is a blend of digital and traditional, merging the qualities and benefits of both and creating super-saturated imagery laced with playful macabre themes in candy-coated palettes. 

Rik Lee's Tattooed Portraits

Tattoo // Friday, June 22, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrated tattooed portraits of attractive females have caught the attention of such clients as Nylon, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer.

Drawings by James Ulmer

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
Repetition, variation in detail, and simple forms are some of the charming qualities that draw you into these select drawings by James Ulmer. Each work reinvents simple characters or gestures forming patterns that span the entire page.

The Works of Tchmo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
We love the sentiment of Australia born, Montreal based aritst, Tchmo. The artist simply states, "I mash things up." Tchmo has a series of abstract, figurative, and ethereal portraits and landscapes in the collection...

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