Digital Illustration and Collages by Luis Toledo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose... From very young, Luis Toledo, or La Prisa Mata, has explored our inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, and dissecting the mystery of beauty. As a meticulous collector, he gathers illustrations, textures, and fragments to create and built his images from. I recently ran into a series of works from Toledo 'Humans', depicting the form and figure in his usual insanley intricate and detailed collage process.

New Work by Bruno9Li

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli, aka Bruno 9Li, is arguably one of the most dynamic creative figures in Brazil's contemporary art scene, his vibrant paintings encapsulating the opposing forces of nature and technology currently found in Brazilian society. With a mix of references that point to the pop culture of the present and the "New World" explorations of the past, Bruno 9Li's work transcends time and conventional classification.

The Art of Sophia Foster-Dimino

Illustration // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator living in San Francisco, working as a Google Doodler. Her illustrations demonstrate a well-harnessed imagination in conversation with great draftsmanship and clean character design. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration. Her comics have been published in Dimensions and Electric Ant.

The Dark Art of Billie Webster

Illustration // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Billie Webster is an illustrator and art student from the UK. The backbone of her work is highly realistic and detailed traditional graphite drawings which often possess a dark, brooding undertone. Inspired by alchemy, mythology, natural history and the occult, Webster's work has the aura of the otherworldly. The beautiful and the bleak go hand in hand with this artist's work.

Candice Tripp Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Candice Tripp is an illustrator whose dark sense of humor is evident in everything she does. She studied fashion originally, then eventually made the switch to full-time painting. Her art is replete with masked children and cool-colored forests, the witty titles evoking mysteries and punchlines with a little bit of macabre. 

Mercedes Helnwein: Temptation to be Good

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Mercedes Helnwein was born in Vienna, Austria, daughter to renowned painter and art provocateur Gottfried Helnwein. With a deep fascination developing early on in her childhood for both the visual arts as well as literature, she began to dedicate her time equally among the two...

Sophie Roach, Repeat

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Sophie Roach (b.1988) is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, TX. By utilizing familiar shapes, patterns and her intuition, Sophie has created a unique visual language based on spontaneity and rhythm. Her abstract style is playful yet austere, extremely detailed, and often vibrantly colored. When she’s not hard at work in her East Austin studio, she’s out traveling the world, sketchbook in hand.

The Work of Arthur D'Araujo

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Arthur D'Araujo was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1984 and has had an affinity for illustration since he was a little kid.  Besides drawings, he is attracted to old school samba and colorful patterned shirts, it is clear that his talent for the illustrated line is quite profound.

RVCAloha x Pow! Wow! Hawaii

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
For six weeks, RVCA took up residency on the beaches of Hawaii with their skate, surf and art teams. Titled RVCAloha, tribe leader PM Tenore bridged the various disciplines through a variety of projects and events. Teaming up with POW! WOW! Hawaii and Montana Cans, Dmote, Remio and Katch...  

Best of 2013: Japanese Sci-Fi Art From the 70s and 80s

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 16th, 2013: One of our favorite sites, 50watts' has a running feature where they showcase Japanese science-fiction scans from their ever-growing collections of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design. We love looking through old book illustrations, and the sci-fi genre always is chalk-full of he most surreal, colorful, and bizarre. 

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