Julia Pott's Belly

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
Julia Pott does it again. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and animator has garnered critical acclaim for her simple and affecting animated shorts, including her latest, Belly. An official selection for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Belly is a beautifully dark coming of age story that is sure to delight and move you.

Drawing With Thread

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
In a short video documenting her 2011 commissioned installation at the Shire Hall Gallery, UK-based artist Debbie Smyth discusses her process and inspiration for her embroidered illustrations. Through meticulously lifting, stretching, tightening, and pinning threads to add or decrease tension, Smyth has developed a unique style that lies somewhere between fine art and textile craft.

Matei Apostolescu

Illustration // Monday, August 13, 2012
Matei Apostolescu is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania. He uses a wide variety of materials to create his vibrant psychedelic images, ranging from pencil to markers, to spray paint to Photoshop. Apostolescu tries to keep his work as loose and spontaneous as possible, which is fully reflected in his work's distinctive visual energy and exuberance.  

The Works of Christine Wu

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Christine Wu is a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator and designer. She was educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she received her Bachelors in illustration. She has an almost cubist approach to her paintings, although completely representational, she presents multifaceted subjects with her ghastly, layered forms and an overlay of emotional regard.

The Work of Poland's Michal Dziekan

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
We don't like to use such simple words as "rad" often on the site, but these works are just plain... rad. Small-town born Polish illustrator, character designer, and animation director Michal Dziekan creates disturbing realities through his dark work.

The Twisted World of Michael Birnstingl

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Michael Birnstingl is an artist and graphic designer based in Graz, Austria. He works predominately in color pencil to create works inspired by the fantastical, surreal and dream-like. He specializes in strange juxtapositions of bodily, natural and manmade worlds in electrifying color. Birnstingl is also interested in cartooning and portraiture.

The Surreal Psychedelic World of Michael Birnstingl

Illustration // Sunday, August 12, 2012
  Michael Birnstingl is an artist and graphic designer based in Graz, Austria. He works predominately in color pencil to create works inspired by the fantastical, surreal and dream-like. He specializes in strange juxtapositions of bodily, natural and manmade worlds in electrifying color. Birnstingl is also interested in cartooning and portraiture.

The Work of Chris B Murray

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 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.

Tattooed Girls by Adam Isaac Jackson

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
We've always been a fan of artist Adam Isaac Jackson, but we really can't get enough of his black and white illustrations of girls covered in tattoos. Many of his illustrated ladies are covered head to toe in awesome ink designs and Adam's use of black and white keeps his images clean and sharp.

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.'

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