Bones by Daan Botlek

Illustration // Monday, July 02, 2012
We've posted work by Daan Botlek before but we are especially digging these newer illustrations by the Rotterdam-based artist. You can't go wrong with a skeleton skateboard and bone bottles.

Illustrations by Diogo Hornburg

Illustration // Monday, July 02, 2012
Illustrator and graphic designer Diogo Hornburg has a thing for Day of the Dead and animal imagery. His pieces are characterized by delicate linework and a fluency in both color and black and white. He is based in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.

Mattias Adolfsson Flips Through His Sketchbook

Illustration // Sunday, July 01, 2012
      Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson has uploaded a nice series of youtube videos in which he flips through his completed Moleskine sketchbooks. Adolfsson's use of video brings the traditional sketchbook scan format to life, offering a sense of tactility and scale. He lives in Sigtuna, just outside of Stockholm, and has worked on everything from computer games to children's books.

Gnarly Illustrations by Scarecrowoven

Illustration // Saturday, June 30, 2012
Mysterious New York-based illustrator Scarecrowoven is a fan of gore, guts, and oozing appendages. His gnarled creatures take a cue from 'comic books, sci-fi and horror movies and all the illustration that came out of the skateboard world in the 80's.' He describes himself as an alien emissary sent to our planet 12 million seven hundred thousand years ago...

The Illustrations and Designs of Mario Hugo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Working the commercial field for such brands and publications as Stella McCartney, Surface to Air, United Bamboo, and The Fader, we love how Mario Hugo has taken an almost Moleskine style and turned it into graphic art and design. And as he mentions on his site, "I'm available for commissions and collaborations during the daytime, but my nighttime is reserved for artworks, children's books, and dreaming."

The Three Points by Chris Pell

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Chris Pell's series "The Three Points" is a narrative of intricate creatures of the night. These monsters and beasts seem to be all alone amongst the unique fantasy worlds he creates. Pell's interests include mysticism, alchemy, and animism and when he is not making art he is producing music and djing.

Illustration and Design by James Jessiman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Upon seeing the official 2012 Wimbledon poster, James Jessiman's contribution stood out to us. The graphic, print influenced image of a bouncing tennis ball is an essential distillation of what occurs in a tennis match, presenting a small, seemingly peripheral yet central detail that encompasses the movement of the game.

Enter the bizarre universe of Mathieu Desjardins

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Both dark and psychedelic, Mathieu Desjardins' illustrations depict unique creatures in freaky and sometimes grotesque scenarios. His influences include Charles Burns, Gary Panter and Robert Crumb. With strong roots the fanzine culture, Desjardins has published zine Gestroco Club since 2001.

Paintings by Jesse Fillingham

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Los Angeles based illustrator Jesse Fillingham brought to life some wizardly looking men for this series. These paintings were made for "Life is a Casino", a group show he participated in located in Denmark. A recent honors graduate from Art Center College of Design, Jesse is a fan of burgers, mythology, and unicorns.

Magical Skulls by Agustín Croxatto

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Buenos Aires based illustrator Agustín Croxatto (who also goes by AC) turns the human skull into something more magical and rad. His complex skull drawings are super detailed, each one has their own unique personality. Some characters that influence his work include Frankenstein and Dracula. Besides being an illustrator, Croxatto is a skater & music lover and has also had his work featured in zines.

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