Animated GIF Exhibition to open in Iran

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Come May 30th, the city of Shiraz, Iran will get its first new media art exhibition. Curated and organized by artists Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani, and hosted by Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House, Bitrates seeks to expose the public to the potentials of new tech and art.  Daniel Rourke, for his part, has curated a show within the show called GIFbites, a website that pairs animated GIFs, which are silent, with sound. The show will include more than 50 artists. We’re looking forward to it.

HYDEON @ Maxwell Collette, Chicago

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Ian "Hydeon" Ferguson is a Chicago-based visual artist working in india ink and numerous other mediums. He blends contemporary Americana folk art, street art, fine art, surrealism and graphic design. His work is about life experience and his surrounding environment. Hydeon has an upcoming solo show at Maxwell Colette Gallery in Chicago, where he will be revealing an installation, large scale murals and smaller framed work. 

Astronomical Geographical Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
John Philipps Emslie illustrated maps and contributed to the British topographical archive in the mid to late 1800s with his beautiful astronomical and geographical illustrations.

Dan Woodger Reminds Us to Smile

Illustration // Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Freelance illustrator Dan Woodger lives and works in London. His commercial and personal work is reminiscent of a "hidden pictures" type of illustration created for children. These pieces are bright, cheeky and detailed...

The Graphic Illustrations of Martin Nicolausson

Illustration // Monday, June 09, 2014
Martin Nicolausson is perhaps the only Swedish illustrator and graphic designer with the name Martin Nicolausson. This is important as originality is one of his most admired principles. Drawing as much inspiration...

Naturally Inspired: Brian Luong

Illustration // Monday, June 09, 2014
Brian Luong is an illustrator currently residing in Southern California. He favors natural and organic subject matters, often building upon what nature has to offer in order to create otherworldly and mysterious subjects for his work...

Works from Pop Collage Artist Yoh Nagao

Illustration // Monday, June 09, 2014
Currently based in Berlin, Yoh Nagao is a pop collage artist originally from Japan. After graduating from Nagoya Zokei University he began working as a graphic designer and illustrator. His bold and unique style is created with...

Yukari Terakado's Illustration

Illustration // Sunday, June 08, 2014
Yukari Terakado is an illustrator with a distinct muted, graphic style. She was born in Japan and her work has been used for CD covers, magazines and fashion graphics. Some of her clients and projects include Sony Music, Takara Gallery, Extravaganza!, Ribbed magazine (UK) and Computer Arts Projects.

Hallucinatory Works by Piñatha

Illustration // Saturday, June 07, 2014
Shamanistic figures and mythical creatures engage in strange rituals in Piñatha's weird, wonderful universe. Piñatha is the artistic pseudonym of Nijah Lefèvre, an illustrator, designer and architect based in Monterrey, Mexico. Drawing inspiration from Mexican folklore, his body of work is a world of dream visions rendered in electrifying color.

Hattie Stewart's Pop Doodles

Illustration // Friday, June 06, 2014
What happens when you put all the bubble gum you can fit in your mouth and go on an sugar induced voyage to Disneyland on a magic carpet, and all you bring in your backpack is a handful of melting crayons, 1/2 a bag of marshmallows and some of your dad's special 'medicine'?? I'm gonna say Hattie Stewart, that's what happens.