Dadu Shin

Illustration // Saturday, September 17, 2011
There is a certain adoration and appreciation I have for simplicity in illustration, much like the work of Dadu Shin.  Just as simply put is the process, 'I enjoy making pictures, looking at pictures, thinking about pictures and eating ice cream.'

Illustration by Jesse Tise

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 17, 2011
Jesse Tise makes illustrations that are odd, other-worldly, and heavily indulgent in color and pattern. With an aesthetic that is very folk-art influenced, Tise creates images that are mystical, playfully imagining a mix of fantasy and fictional iconography of some unknown culture.

Clown falling down

Illustration // Friday, September 16, 2011
Clown falling down, Payaso cayendo, is a short piece of video art, created and animated by illustrator by Oscar Cueto.

Mario Meat

Illustration // Friday, September 16, 2011
'If you're seeing Super Mario in your meat you're either playing too many videogames or eating way too much meat. Mario is made of a t-bone steak, prosciutto, mortadella (with pistachios), bacon, sausage, meatballs, salami and capicola. His mouth is a small smooth chunk of pimento. Be sure to check out his brother Luigi Vegetables as well!' by Jason "JFish" Fischer.

In Illustration: The Work of Chilean artist Fab Ciraolo

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 16, 2011
Based in Santiago, Chile, illustrator Fab Ciraolo's beautifully rendered illustrations incorporate elements of pop culture and fashion with a vintage aesthetic, creating a unique fusion of patterns and motifs that borrow heavily from the iconic characters of our childhood. With a muted color palette and sensitive composition, Ciraolo's work is evocative, brooding, and luminous.

Illustrations by Moscow's Rodion Kitaev

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 16, 2011
Rodion Kitaev is an editorial illustrator living and working in Moscow, Russia. We like his style. Illustrations of this sort always seem to grab our attention, so we stopped and took time to appreciate some of Mr. Kitaev's work.

Felicia's Romanian Folklore

Illustration // Friday, September 16, 2011
Felicia Atanasiu's vision is rooted in the distant memories of Romanian folklore, the psychedelic 70s, the abstract expressionism movement, the avant-garde movement as well as figurative and emotive drawing. The explosion of colour, detailed line work, abstract shapes and subtle textures are blended in her creative and dynamic illustrations.

My Name is...

Illustration // Thursday, September 15, 2011
A short animation exploring the adventures, travels and limitless buoyancy of a character we'll call Waldo... with music by Grizzly Bear.

Fab Ciraolo

Illustration // Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Based in Santiago, Chile, illustrator Fab Ciraolo's beautifully rendered illustrations incorporate elements of pop culture and fashion with a vintage aesthetic, creating a unique fusion of patterns and motifs that borrow heavily from the iconic characters of our childhood. With a muted color palette and sensitive composition, Ciraolo's work is evocative, brooding, and luminous.

Jen Mann

Illustration // Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Canadian artist Jen Mann attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home. Jen loves to garden, cook and watch movies in her free time.

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