Illustrations of Yves Netzhammer

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Yves Netzhammer (born 1970) is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Zurich. Born in Schaffhausen, he studied architecture there and later obtained a diploma at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, department of visual design. He has been working with video installations, slide projections, drawings and objects since 1997. Since 2006 Netzhammer publishes online in the Blog Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics...

Satire & Animals by Ricardo Martinez

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Born in Chile, Ricardo Martinez moved to Spain with his family as a young teenager, established himself there as an illustrator and cartoonist and later moved to the U.S. where he worked for newspapers and did editorial illustration in Miami. He eventually moved back to Madrid, where he became part of the group that created the newspaper “El Mundo”- which he did these awesome scratchboard illustrations for!

3D Sketchbooks by Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

Interesni Kazki's Fine Art

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Check out these super intricate, mind bending drawings by Ukrainian duo Interesni Kazki. They create crazy worlds of giant creatures, floating water, and surreal settings. These drawings are truly a trip with each one depicting a unique narrative. The duo also brings their work to life on the walls of city streets.

Taizo Yamamoto's Shopping Cart Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Talented architect and illustrator Taizo Yamamoto uses pencil to render these hyper-realistic drawings of shopping carts piled high with urban detritus. "The shopping carts first struck me by their sculptural variation, they’re perpetual works in progress, and the drawings are meant to freeze them as 'still lives'. You begin to see glimpses of how their owner’s live...

Taylor McKimens

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Taylor McKimens' paintings play like an acid trip through desert country. His figures and environments drip and ooze in electrifying color, hallucinatory visions of decay articulated through a stylized comic book aesthetic. McKimens alternates 'between loose areas of color with atmospheric gesture and dense areas of confident line quality where even the slightest details, a fly on a shoe, a piece of trash in a puddle, are given equal stature on the canvas.'

Juan Gatti's Ciencia Naturales

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Commercial photographer, graphic designer and art director Juan Gatti combines anatomical drawings with illustrations of flora and fauna in his Ciencia Naturales (Natural Sciences) series. His strange juxtapositions evoke the continuities that exist between the human body and other varieties of organic forms, where exposed musculature is mirrored in the patterning of a snake's skin or the curved branches of a coral reef.

Imagine with Karina Eibatova

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
In her "Imagine" series, Russian artist Katerina Eibatova fuses illustration and lettering to create a typographical ode to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. With a keen eye for detail and fine linework, Eibatova manipulates hair, plants and the cosmos to spell out the well known Lennon tune. Born in Leningrad, Russia, Karina studied classical art disciplines in St. Petersburg, fine art education in Sweden, and contemporary art in Moscow.

Moonrise Kingdom's Companion

Illustration // Sunday, June 24, 2012
A companion piece to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, featuring animated snippets from each of Suzy’s favourite books. Directed by Wes Anderson himself, and produced/animated by One Hand Clapping, who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Wes Anderson's indie mega-hit "Moonrise Kingdom," 12-year-old Suzy packs an unusual set of items for her runaway adventure with her pen-pal boyfriend...

Odo's Insanity

Illustration // Saturday, June 23, 2012
French artist & illustrator Odo, or Nico Odora's images are swimming with psychedelic pop-imagery, childhood nostalgia, confusions of skin and guts, geometric pattern work and an uneasy feeling of chaos and near insanity. His mediums of choice seem to be almost as varied, using ballpoint pen, archival ink, watercolor, Indian ink, graphite, coffee, blood, sweat and tears on paper.

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