Anthony T.W. Myers: Perilous Escapades

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
'Growing up terrorizing a small town in Oklahoma, Anthony T.W. Myers spent most of his childhood exploring abandoned structures, getting dirty in creeks, and pestering his fellow neighbor kids. During his perilous escapades, he’d hoped to discover a new unrecorded aquatic species, a real live ghost, or most importantly a true friend that was at least half as crazy as he was. Whether or not these aspirations ever became a reality is hardly relevant. His childhood ambitions stewed and fermented in his soul and his head throughout his life..'

Leilani Bustamante's Carved Nesting Dolls

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Leilani Bustamante's carved works are most interesting because they tell a story. Her wood-carved nesting dolls illustrate themes of mortality which is something she often explores. Leilani spent time growing up in rural Fort Bragg developing her interest in osteological motifs and the natural beauty found in decay.

The Embellished Insects of Alex Konahin

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Alex Konahin is a Latvia-based illustrator with an incredible ability to showcase the beauty of insects. Alex uses just pens and india ink to draw ornate scrolls and floral designs within the wings of his creatures. His use of black ink only showcases Alex's technical abilities which make his work in progress shots just as enjoyable to view as the finished product.

Niv Tishbi

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
Niv Tishbi is an illustrator and photographer from Israel. Niv is currently a freelance illustrator for magazines and is also working on his own illustrated book.

Rebecca Chaperon's Antarticus

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, Rebecca Chaperon takes the imaginative subjects of her illustrative paintings and establishes an ability to engage people by speaking to the enchantment of our human experience. Her paintings act as a means of storytelling, conveying the notion of human struggle in the 21st century. Tempered by references to the synthesized, modern world she combines the classical landscape aesthetics of the past with an aspect of ambient self-reflective self-portraiture.

Best of 2013: Greg Guillemin's 'The Secret Life of Superheroes'

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 27, 2013
Originally published June 18th, 2013: Illustrator Gregoire Guillemin has introduced the second installment to his Secret Life of Superheroes series. Exposing superhero's daily lives, Gregoire features Marvel and DC characters doing normal things like Batman brushing his teeth, Wonder Woman stuffing her bra, Spiderman eating a burger, and Catwoman enganging in some NSFW activities with Ivy.

Tadanori Yokoo's Psychedelia

Illustration // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Tadanori Yokoo is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelia, deepened by travels in India. Because his work was so attuned to 1960s pop culture, he has often been (unfairly) described as the "Japanese Andy Warhol" ...

Ryan Brinkerhoff of Bandito Design Co.

Illustration // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ryan Brinkerhoff's prints are bright, sharp and playful much like him. Ryan's website reads 'My name is Ryan Brinkerhoff and I make posters and stuff. I would love to make something for your band/tour/gallery/bar mitzvah.' He creates under the alias Bandito Design Co. Be sure to take a look at the rest of his portfolio as well as some work in process pieces giving us a glimpse into his world.

Sam Pierpoint's 3D Paper Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Sam Pierpoint is inspired by culture, travel and Mother Nature. A lot of her work encapsulates the beauty and serenity that the natural world and beyond has to offer. 'My vast landscapes depict scenes from mountain peaks, fairytale wonderland right down to the deepest ocean beds and darkest caves.'  

Black and White Drawings by Helen Vine

Illustration // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Helen Vine's black and white geisha inspired illustrations are meticulously detailed. Her pieces are reminicent of Japanese woodblock prints. Pay attention to the fabrics Helen's subjects are draped in and the cultural accuracy of each pattern.