In Pastel and in Sickness

Illustration // Thursday, May 24, 2012
The work of Japanese artist ? (Hi) is nothing short of mesmerizing. The illustrations and completed works are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work- as if stuck in some bizarre dream state after waking up from a beautiful plague induced coma. Gore-gous.

The Cartoon Crier

Illustration // Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Cartoon Crier is a sadness-themed newsprint comic strip anthology, put out as a collaboration between the National Cartoonists Society and the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. It’s a tear-filled collection with work from both the newspaper strip world (For Better or For Worse, Mutts, BC, Beetle Bailey, etc.) and indie comics (Chester Brown, Joe Lambert, Laura Park, Michael Kupperman, etc.) and available to read online! Tear.

The Work of Natsuki Otani

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
'I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.'

Bill Ward's Classic Erotic Pin-UPs

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
In those countless cheap and long forgotten men’s humor magazines, Bill Ward’s voluptuous 'girly' drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie’s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine’s Jack Cole. Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama’s dominant pin-up cartoon artist...'

Natsuki Otani Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
'I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.' Natsuki Otani is a Tokyo born illustrator working in England.

Whitton's Laundry Type Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Stuart Whitton began to express himself creatively at a young age, by drawing various elements from his imagination and his surroundings. Using traditional mediums he creates imagery tailored to his perceptions. A careful discretion of detail is utilised to develop a visually appealing relationship between meticulously drawn ethereal illustrations of the human form, objects and typographical elements...

Thibaud Herem

Illustration // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Thibaud Herem is a French illustrator based in London. After completion of  a graphic design degree he established himself as a freelance illustrator. Following the success of his first book “Know Your Rodent” he began to develop further his love of illustrating buildings. Working with pencil and Indian inks his work has continued to evolve.  Today he has refined a distinct signature style and specialises in creating architectural drawings with an incredible level of hand drawn detail.

Animal Portaits over Photo Portraits by Charlotte Caron

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans, by French artist, Charlotte Caron. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."

The Work of Ben Steers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ben Steers' work is a mix and match of different graphic styles with influences ranging from 80?s animation to early graffiti. His work always retains an element of humour and playfulness that reflects his fun-loving character. There is a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to his character illustrations that is reminiscent of the traditional craft of drawing though his choice of medium is contemporary.

Do you live in San Francisco??

Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Do you have aspirations of working for one of the longest running contemporary art publications in the history of awesome? Juxtapoz is currently accepting submissions for an intern to fill the position of an assistant editor in the Illustration department- both print and web.  If you think you have what it takes and you're geographically located in the same city as we are, please apply...

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