Cytoplasmic Playgrounds by Markos Kay

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
In the incredibly dense yet invisible world of the cytoplasm in biological cells, complex interactions can be thought of as a playful dance between macromolecules, minerals, ions and proteins. These cytoplasmic playgrounds are reimagined using dynamic particle systems that play out and evolve differently each time, mimicking stochastic processes in nature. Complex molecular events that occur in the cytoplasm are interpreted as abstract forms and movement, staying away from traditional scientific iconography. The following prints are snapshots taken from these computational outbursts.

Joshua Coronado's Font Inspired Characters

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Los Angeles based artist Joshua Coronado has a large collection of cheeky illustrations. Josh has developed a series of personalities to acompany the familiar fonts we see every day, the first of the series being 'Times New Roman'.

Mike Tylak

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
"The series is based on a few trips to the abandoned industries. They are the tangible physical example of a series of paintings I've done in Denmark outlying areas." Mike Tylak

Supersonic Electronic Invitational: An interview with Zach Tutor

Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
I recently sat down with Zach Tutor, the ambition and talent behind the highly successful online art source - Supersonic Electronic. Zach founded and has been maintaining the art blog for the past 3 years, and iIt has generated such a positive response that it has developed into an invitational exhibition. Come January 9th, Zach will also be putting on his 3rd annual show in San Francisco.

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...

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