Creative Duo NastPlas

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
NastPlas is a creative duo based in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2006 by illustrator Fran R. Learte, aka "drFranken," and creative director Natalia Molinos, aka "Na," their work combines an impressive range of digital motifs and abstract patterns that imbue their elaborate illustrations with great visual charge and dynamism. Pieces by NastPlas never fail to possess vivid color that pops and intricate forms that entrance the eye with their beauty and complexity.

Ruben Ireland's Ghostly Enchantresses

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. His art fuses traditional techniques with digital processes, creating thoughtful, dreamlike images of seemingly magical beings in abstract spaces, these pensive enchantresses often interacting with mystical elements and wild creatures. Ireland's eclectic tool kit includes ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods, and weathered paper, all used in conjunction with Photoshop and a wacom tablet.

Nicolas Obery's Fantasmagorik

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
Nicolas Obéry is an art director and digital illustrator living and working in Paris, France. A fan of surrealism, Obéry's series "FANTASMAGORIK" blends reality and fantasy through black and white portraits that combine photographic elements with poetic visual devices from his personal virtual library such as smoke, flowers, hair, and mysterious beams of light. In his work he has represented numerous actors, celebrities, and musicians, including Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, and Elvis, as well as historical and fictional figures such as Superman, Salvador Dali, and Jules Verne.

Digital Elegance by Diego Fernandez

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
Diego Fernandez is a digital artist and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose technical and creative mastery of the digital medium is as impressive as it is viscerally appealing.  His detailed depictions of ethereal women are breathtaking in their precision and natural grace, reminiscent of the angelic profiles of Renaissance beauties in their refinement and comeliness.  Fernandez's work has been featured in Catapult Art Magazine, Laminate, and Exposé 11, among other publications.

The Work of Jessie Durham

Illustration // Sunday, September 22, 2013
Jessie Durham is a freelance illustrator and designer that works from her east-end Toronto apartment. She lives with her comic book collection and and her loyal MacBook "Gustave". Jessie enjoys red-headed children, animals with mediocre human names, and terrible science fiction television. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2010.  

TADO's Culture of Cute

Illustration // Saturday, September 21, 2013
Mike and Katie are TADO, the super-talented UK-based duo whose darkly adorable characters have taken the design and vinyl worlds by storm. Their "cute vectorism" style has a playfully demented aesthetic that expresses a sense of enjoyment and good feelings. TADO's work never strays from their motto: "Smile Happy, Live Long."

Killian Eng Forever

Illustration // Friday, September 20, 2013
Killian Eng  of DW Design is a graphic artist with a special interest in sci-fi and surrealism that has maintained a place in my mental list of favorites for some time now. His work is incredibly prolific and intricate with heavy futuristic, fantasy undertones. I've had the pleasure of interviewing him in the past and am always excited to see his most current work...

Jon Burgerman's Tumblr Girls

Illustration // Friday, September 20, 2013
Jon Burgerman is a NYC based artist interested in instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. 'This series is an internet based project where I take images of girls I find on Tumblr, draw them, and repost them back onto Tumblr. The project is ongoing and is updated reguarly on the Tumblr site....'

The Fiery Work of Peter Diamond

Illustration // Friday, September 20, 2013
Peter Diamond is an illustrator based in Vienna, Austria. He works primarily in editorial illustration with clients in Europe and North America, notable among them The New York Times, The National Post, Plansponsor , Wired UK, and The Progressive. He has exhibited his work in Vienna, New York, Adelaide and Halifax. Peter teaches at Illuskills and works with Illustria...  

Typography with Hair

Illustration // Friday, September 20, 2013
This typeface 'Hair type' is constructed out of strands of hair gathered together. Each clump of hair is shaped to form a letter in the alphabet from designer Monique Goossens. Monique's work includes elements of both design and autonomous art. It often takes the form of staged images...  

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