Philipp Banken: Vessels and Shells

Illustration // Monday, January 30, 2012
How I have gone this long without giving a proper, graciously credited post on German illustrator Philipp Banken I will never know. Gorgeously detailed ink illustrations with a phenomenal attention to detail... my favorite kind. x

Fashion and Manuel Rebollo

Illustration // Monday, January 30, 2012
Manuel Rebollo is a Graphic Designer and Illus­tra­tor based in Sala­manca, Spain. He stud­ied Graphic Design at Sala­manca Art School and cur­rently works free­lance in the field of design and illus­tra­tion creating rich, high fashion, high contrast portraits of the drastically stylish.

Chow Martin Illustration

Illustration // Monday, January 30, 2012
To rebuild, one must tear down the foundations of what has come before. Chow Martin is an architecturally abstract and prolific illustrator. 'His work questions the value of creating images in a contemporary landscape dominated by digital technology and digital means of image making; it is an exploration of the interaction of oppositional forces at a material, physical and psychological level...'

The Work of Rob Bailey

Illustration // Monday, January 30, 2012
Rob Bailey is a freelance artist, illustrator and designer who lives and works in Manchester, England. Using bright, eye-popping color and sharp geometric shapes, Bailey's illustrations possess a vintage 1950's feel, yet seem irrepressibly modern at the same time.

Sergio Membrillas

Illustration // Sunday, January 29, 2012
Sergio Membrillas is a freelance illustrator based in Valencia, Spain. He graduated from San Carlos University with a degree in Fine Arts and has been working for clients all over the globe, including Bust Magazine NY, Ling Magazine, and Amelia's Magazine, among many others. These charming illustrations are from his postcard book of folk tales for Slaughterhouse publishing.

My Country is Full of Ghosts

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
'An artist should observe and describe the time in which they live. They should SEE the world around them, the people that fill their lives, the places that they populate. The artist should attempt to record and reflect the important issues of their time and bring attention to those things that matter. I believe this and I consider myself to be an observant person and yet I refuse to see people everyday...' Illustrator Siolo Thompson.

I love the 90's TGIF

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Nothing says 'Get me the eff outta here' like a school desk populated by the entire Saturday morning cartoon crew. I can't even count how many notebooks I filled with drawings during class, not just doodles, like entire books. I'm not going to tell you that learning isn't cool, but I will say that spending 5 days out of your week drawing with some learning in the background is much cooler. TGIF.

Oriol Angrill Jordà

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Endlessly rendered rainbow gradients and the magic of the hand drawn line... Oriol Angrill Jordà is an artist and illustrator in Spain that has a tremendous skill for drawing magically vibrant portraits, perfectly blending the colors to create a full spectrum of rich, prismatic illustrative lust.

American Royalty "Matchstick" Video

Illustration // Friday, January 27, 2012
Place some watercolors and crayons in the hands of Brooklyn-based filmmaker/animator Jeff Scher and you’ll get this mesmerizing (mostly) nonfigurative music video for the band American Royalty.

Austin Ansbro

Illustration // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Austin Ansbro is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose work is immediately recognizable for its subtle sense of humor. With its think lines and bold application of color, the aesthetic of Ansbro's work is reminiscent of the cutting-edge illustrations of the early 90's, but with a contemporary twist of dark satire.

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