Illustrations by Chris B. Murray

Illustration // Saturday, August 11, 2012
'Chris B. Murray grew up in upstate New York, where he discovered marvelous uses of color in comics, graffiti, and childrens’ books. He created his first storybook in high school and has been illustrating and painting commercially ever since.'

"Go With the Flow" @ Villa Bottini, Lucca

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 11, 2012
The independent spirit of alternative art and music is celebrated in "Go With The Flow," a visual tribute to the band Queens of the Stone Age that features contemporary artists from around the world, including Marco Mazzoni, Hsiao Ron Cheng, Jessican Joslin, Andrew Hem, and many more. Organized by BonelliLAB and ARTLAB, the show runs from August 11 - September 2 at Villa Bottini in Lucca, Italy.

Valeria Rey Soto's Abstract Bouquets

Illustration // Friday, August 10, 2012
Originally hailing from Spain, Valeria Rey Soto is an artist and illustrator currently based in Olinda, 'an incredible little town in the Northeast of Brazil, full of art and music and tropical exuberance.' That tropical exuberance comes to life in Soto's colorful pen, marker and watercolor works, in which she delicately weaves floral patterns and abstract geometric configurations. Soto received her degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca, Spain.

Go With The Flow

Illustration // Friday, August 10, 2012
The independent spirit of alternative art and music is celebrated in "Go With The Flow," a visual tribute to the band Queens of the Stone Age that features contemporary artists from around the world, including Marco Mazzoni, Hsiao Ron Cheng, Jessican Joslin, Andrew Hem, and many more. Organized by BonelliLAB and ARTLAB, the show runs from August 11 - September 2 at Villa Bottini in Lucca, Italy.

Michael Andrews 'Bubbles in Space'

Illustration // Friday, August 10, 2012
  Over 100 high school students drew 3000+ frames for this new video for the new single “Bubbles In Space” by Michael Andrews, going to show that sometimes a hundred heads are better than one. Director and producer Josh Hassin is based in San Diego, California.

Graphite Drawings by Orka Collective

Illustration // Friday, August 10, 2012
  'Orka Collective is a project of two people, Abo and Ooli, who have the same way of thinking. We get our inspiration from nature, magic, animals, people and from everything that happens around us. We specialize in graphic and web design, illustration and branding.'

Epic Illustrations by Ammo

Illustration // Friday, August 10, 2012
Ammo is an illustrator and a comic book artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His work is meticulously handmade, his weapons of choice are a 000 brush and chinese ink. Ammo also specializes in silkscreened posters, which he prints in Lille, France.

Cory Benhatzel's Occult Animal Kingdom

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
  'Much of the inspiration behind Cory Benhatzel’s paintings come from her childhood experiences and memories. The taxidermy she viewed at the local natural history museum, the deer skeletons she saw in her backyard, the flower gardens that her mother grew, the heavy metal music her father played, the wild birds Cory fed outside, and her beloved pet cats, all made an indelible mark on the artist. It was these early loves that created the painter and the pieces she makes...'

Allison Sommers' Bizzarre World

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Allison Sommers creates complicated, intricate, uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, and birds and beasts of various sizes. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History and a concentration in Early Medieval England. Growing up she was constantly surrounded by animals which has lead her to develop a skewed concept of personhood that now extends into her work: humanoid animals, beasts, and even inanimate objects and foods take on an agency and interact with her worlds.  

Luke Forwoodson's cover for The Screwtape Letters

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
  Illustrator and graphic designer Luke Forwoodson put together this book cover illustration for The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. His rendering of the demon Screwtape was made to look like an aged Leonardo drawing. Forwoodson is based in Stillwater, OK.

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