'Birds of Aperture' by Paul Octavious

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Paul Octavious' 'Birds of Aperture' series consists of two new prints in which the manmade and the animal are fused in compelling monochrome winged hybrids. Octavious is a photographer and designer based in Chicago, IL.

Sean Aaberg

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Oakland, CA based artist Sean Aaberg follows in the lowbrow tradition of the late great Ed Roth with his own brand of uncanny psyched-out caricatures. Aaberg's cast of characters are equal parts grotesque and goofy, which he renders with meticulous detail -- warts, ooze, rotten teeth and all. Amidst a variety of artistic endeavors, Aaberg also runs Pork Magazine.

The Irreverent World of Louise Pomeroy

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
'Louise Pomeroy lives and works as an illustrator in London. Since graduating in 2008 from Kingston University Illustration she has been awarded D&AD Best Newblood for her book of illustrated short stories "I Married a Toyboy Convict". She takes inspiration from True Crime and True Life magazines, 19th century anatomical diagrams and everyday life (and death).'

Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Madrid's Gabriel Moreno

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.

The Drawings of Yohan Sacre

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
Currently located in Namur, Belgium, Yohan Sacré is an illustrator and graphic novelist. We can't find much in the way of a biography, but the subtlety, simplicity, and whimsy of his pencil drawings speak volumes, revealing an artist with an expansive imagination and a sweetly sincere visual sensibility.

Around Us and Between Us

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
In this short video profile, Los Angeles-based graphic designer and art director Geoff McFetridge discusses his current show, "Around Us & Between Us," at Ivory & Black gallery in London. A continuation of his evolving exploration of basic shapes in everyday life, McFetridge's simple and dynamic work will be on view until October 26, 2012.

Prints in Politics

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
With the US presidential election around the corner and civic debates heating up across the country, the role of art in today's political arena is as pertinent as ever, in great part thanks to the craft of printmaking. In two recent releases, "Occuprint Portfolio 2012" and "Artists for Obama 2012," the expressive importance and mobilizing power of the print is given its due, highlighting the latest efforts of artists to impact the political system.

Illustrator Gabriel Moreno

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.

Illustrating With Staples: The Work of Baptiste Debombourg

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
'For years, the French artist Baptiste Debombourg has been gradually perfecting his unique technique taking to a level where he’s now able to create detailed re-interpretations of famous classic paintings. Instead of relying on the usual art mediums, like acrylic or oil paints, he takes these simple objects we use in our every day lives and creates thought-provoking works that blend classic and contemporary art...'

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