Money Bunny Blues

Illustration // Monday, July 30, 2012
Money Bunny Blues is a delightful stop motion animation by Ellen Coons of Detroit's College for Creative Studies that embraces the quirky imperfections of the medium through the use of intricately designed handmade sets and characters created with common household objects. Built around a whimsical song composed by Coons in the midst of financial uncertainty, this short film is guaranteed to make you smile.

Cavity Colors

Illustration // Monday, July 30, 2012
"Cavity Colors" is the online store of artist and illustrator Aaron Crawford, featuring his grotesque brand of fine art that oozes with neon color and nightmarish menace. Atlanta-based Crawford first started using his unique style of clothing and logo branding for small local hardcore and metal bands, but soon began working for national acts, including The Used, Necro, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, and others.

Drawings by Olaf Breuning

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
We have featured Olaf Breuning's work in our magazine in the past (the May 2011 interview is online for you to see here), but the topic of his drawings has not been a main focus. Breuning is known primarily for his practice in installation, sculpture, and photography, but his drawings are a delight as well.

ParaNorman Posters

Illustration // Monday, July 30, 2012
Based in Hillsboro, OR, animation studio Laika is promoting its latest animated film, ParaNorman, with a slate of charming illustrated posters that are being displayed in major cities across the US. Each poster was created by a different artist or illustration studio, and passersby are encouraged to grab them straight off the walls if they so desire.

Comic from Tom McHenry

Illustration // Sunday, July 29, 2012
Enjoy your Sunday a little more with this fun comic from illustrator Tom McHenry. Tom posts a drawing to his website each day, ranging from New Yorker-style cartoons to unsettling collages to hasty notebook scribbles.

Typographical Images by Erin Smith

Illustration // Sunday, July 29, 2012
Look closely at Australian artist Erin Smith's images and you will see that they are comprised of very tiny letters. She extracts letters from journals of automatic writing, then digitally prints them, and hand draws it all onto paper. Erin's images are a fascinating mix of words and design and you can't help but be amazed at her intricacy.

Comics by Anne Emond

Illustration // Saturday, July 28, 2012
Anne Emond is a writer, illustrator, and drawer of comics living in Brooklyn. 'I graduated in 2010 with an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. I like drawing potted plants, stacks of books, skeletons, little old ladies, and people looking generally pensive and melancholy, except when I'm drawing comics and then it's people (usually me!) looking ridiculous. My artistic heroes include Saul Steinberg, George Grosz, Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, and Lynda Barry.'

Top 20 Alex Pardee Works

Top List // Friday, July 27, 2012
Alex Pardee went to my high school's rival school. In saying that, I really wish I had some sort of Varsity Blues like story to tell you, but I really don't; I just wanted to make anecdote to lead this list of our Top 20 Alex Pardee paintings...

The Work of Edward Kinsella

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We have posted about St. Louis-born artist Edward Kinsella III on the site before, but we just saw that he posted a series of new works that we think are quite good. Kinsella graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006 and attended two summers of the Illustration Academy to achieve the level of cohesiveness that his craft displays today. Some of these works are on display at Ghostprint Gallery in Richmond, Virginia through Saturday, July 28.

Alternate Mickeys by Ward Kimball

Illustration // Friday, July 27, 2012
  'Ward’s the one man who works for me I call a genius,' Walt Disney once noted. Ward Kimball was a core animator at the Walt Disney Company between the 1930s and 1970s and was especially noted for his wilder animation style. That eccentricity is visible here in one of Ward's model sheets, where Mickey is drawn in a variety of guises ranging from a flasher to Spielberg's E.T.

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