Portraits by Mercedes deBellard

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Working out of Spain, Mercedes deBellard illustrates the portraits of some pretty cool looking ladies with blended pencil and watercolors. She brings feminine touches into her work through splashes of pastels and floral elements. These are the type of girls we want to hang around.

Drawings by Jason Rood

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Illustrator Jason Rood uses touches of color to contrast the black and white elements that make up most of his work. He depicts characters in playful settings from pool parties to food fights. His characters look like they are having a good time and make us want to be able to join in on the fun.

David Shrigley's "Brain Activity" @ YBCA, San Francisco

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This Friday, Glasgow-based David Shrigley's comprehensive survey exhibition "Brain Activity" travels across the Atlantic for the artist's first West Coast museum show at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Shrigley matches acerbic wit with existential commentary and dystopian themes. The exhibit runs from June 22 - September 23.

Zhou Fan's Dream World

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Chinese artist Zhou Fan's fantastical world is based on a series of dreams he had as a child. Fan's vivid recollection of these dreams crystallizes in a set of paintings where mushrooms, jellyfish tentacles and fish heads blossom from human forms in vibrant neons and pastels. "Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality," says Fan of his work.

Aldous Massie: Future Tense

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Aldous Massie was born in Sydney in 1988. He is an illustrator and designer who creates with a futuristic, nostalgic kind of style, with clients ranging from fashion-house Hermès to political parties such as The Australian Greens. His signature drawings appeal to our Jetson-curious mind while allowing us to reminisce about what happened to that predicted future anyways?

The Work of Alexandra Levasseur

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Alexandra Levasseur was born 1982, Shawinigan, Qc, Canada and currently lives and creates her narrative illustrations in Montreal. She received aBachelor in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the University of Costa Rica, and priot to that got her postgraduate studies in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication at EINA School of Art and Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2008. Her work breathes emotional transcendence from a very personal palette.

John K. for Stussy

Illustration // Monday, June 18, 2012
For their Summer 2012 collection, Stussy collaborated with John K. for a series of t-shirts. In celebration of the release, he created an animated commercial reminiscent of the retro-style in-show commercials that were a vital part of Ren & Stimpy back in 1991. Featuring voice talent from John K. and Eddie Cruz as The Stussy Rat.

The Delusions of N.S. David

Illustration // Monday, June 18, 2012
N.S. David realizes she’s a little bit delusional, and this is why she creates. She harbors the hope that she can prove to her brethren that fairytales are more than just stories – she wishes to make her delusions real. Born 26 years ago, N.S. David has never formally pursued art outside of the midnight hour of her home. Currently, she is tumbleweeding through the vastness of Los Angeles, fully employed as a student of its vibgyoric whimsy.

Alexandra Levasseur

Illustration // Monday, June 18, 2012
Alexandra Levasseur was born 1982, Shawinigan, Qc, Canada and currently lives and creates her narrative illustrations in Montreal. She received aBachelor in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the University of Costa Rica, and priot to that got her postgraduate studies in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication at EINA School of Art and Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2008. Her work breathes emotional transcendence from a very personal palette.

Drawing with Johanna and Camila

Illustration // Monday, June 18, 2012
A day following the French and Chilean artists, Johanna Tagada and Camila León in Berlin. Some original drawings presented in the video, as well as a print of a drawing on which they collaborated are available on Johanna's online shop. Thanks to Silver Jackson for the music.

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