Mike Lemanski's Sheet Music

Illustration // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations. "Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal." (Pierre Boulez)

Maaike Verwijs

Erotica // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Maaike Verwijs is an avid illustrator and artist based out of the Netherlands with a hand and an eye for creating gorgeously drawn narrative images. This llustration was created for the story "Radar Doesn't Believe In The Supernatural." by Josh Tierney. Every chapter is accompanied by a music track and an album cover. This is track ten: "The First Person."

The Work of Tomo77

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Notebook Drawings by BLU

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
We were checking BLU's website last night after finishing a little project with FAME Festival, and noticed he had updated his site with new notebook drawings. Because we are used to seeing BLU's drawings becoming multi-storied political commentary pieces, seeing his work on this scale is a great reminder of how talented the Italian artist is.

Wooden Toy Quarterly

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We'd sure like to get our hands on the newest edition of Australia's Wooden Toy Quarterly, possibly the most design-heavy lowbrow art and creative culture publication ever printed. Appealing to art and design fiends alike, the magazine presents creative culture as a lifestyle that cannot be separated from a love of brilliant photography, art, illustration, and some of the tightest graphic design you’ve ever seen printed on uncoated paper.

Tomo77

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Jared Africa

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Sometimes I try to accomplish a very specific thing with my work," explains Las Vegas-based illustrator Jared Africa, "while other times I just try to express visually different anxieties and emotions that I feel. And I like to try and make ugly things seem beautiful." Africa cites his main artistic influences as slime, Jello, body horror, Akira, lasers, wrinkles, Teletubbies, and David Lynch, among many other random and fantastic things.

The Work of Amy Timms

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.

Amy Vazquez at La Boutique

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
San Francisco-based artist, Amy Vazquez is opening a solo show at La Boutique in San Francisco. For those of you who don't know, La Boutique is a hybrid art gallery and fashion boutique in Jackson Square. Vazquez will be showing new work in "Continuous and Still" a show that expands on her process-based meditative artwork.

Low Bros

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
The art team Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. Currently based in Berlin, their work is a hybrid between vector graphics and illustration with a flat-polygonal style and funky cool characters. When they were children, Qbrk and Nerd loved to draw and create their own little stories and fantastic worlds while they were playing in the backyard or being in the countryside...

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