Harry Clarke's illustrations for E. A. Poe

Illustration // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The son of a craftsman, Harry Clarke was exposed to art (and in particular Art Nouveau) at an early age. His first printed work, in 1916, was Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, a title that included 16 colour plates and more than 24 monotone illustrations. This was closely followed by an illustrations for an edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination: the first version of that title was restricted to monotone illustrations...

Tomer's Gore Run

Illustration // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A favorite over here, Tomer Hanuka, is a talented illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. He works on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies and film studios. Lucky for us, he breaks down his illustration process on some of his more intricate pieces, showing us the step-by-step evolution of his method for creating. He is currently developing an animated series for Canal Plus and working on a graphic novel for First Second.

In the Dark

Erotica // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
French illustrator Malika Favre is best known for her sexy graphics and provocative design work. She is based in rainy London and has a gorgeous collection of limited edition giclee and silk-screened prints available for purchase in her online shop, like this 'In the Dark' print. She is represented by the very Handsome Frank, one of my favorite rep's out there. You can keep up with her updates and new products by following her on twitter as well. 

Overture: Jason & Aya Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Overture is Jason & Aya Brown, a talented husband/wife duo who work in illustration and animation- mixing traditional watercolor and ink work. They've worked with some big companies like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network Japan, as well as with smaller clients and on personal projects together too. 'Bryum & Kapok 03: A Lilt' from Overture is an animation they did for FatCat Records using their signature watercolor techniques to bring the characters to life.

Nintendo Characters in Ukiyo-e Style by Jed Henry

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We saw these fun Ukiyo-e Posters, featuring classic Nintendo characters, by Jed Henry this past week, and have been receiving emails in the office about how much people like them. The classic style, from 17-18th Century Japan, has Henry working with Zelda, Mega Man, Metroid, and works in progress with Mario Kart and Donkey Kong.

Classic: Chris Ware Animations for "This American Life"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context.

The Work of Russia's Kathy Murysina

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
"...after all of these unexpected developments in my life, I started to think about death. It's not high philosophic thoughts, it's just some shapes and colors and feelings. Main question which have been in my head was 'What does happen with the human when the body stops working?' This illustration is not answer..."

Kathy Murysina Confronts Death

Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
'... after all of these unexpected developments in my life, i started to think about death. It's not high philosophic thoughts, it's just some shapes and colors and feelings. Main question which have been in my head was "What does happen with the human when the body stops working". This illustration is not answer. With new future illustrations i will try to find the answer for myself....' 

Anne Sofie Madsen

Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. She was trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris and worked for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as Junior Designer. Her illustration work is heavily geared towards her fashion influences and passion for wearables and she debuted with her couture-inspired collection during London Fashion Week in 2010.

Chris Ware does Animation

Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context. Ware has a talent for observation done in his certain small, sad mode by bringing a certain aesthetic touch to a small story.

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