Happy Halloween from The Lab Partners

Illustration // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Husband and wife creative team Lab Partners is a small boutique design firm based out of Northern California. 'We believe the best work is a combination of imaginative storytelling, a strong sense of craft, and a good dose of color magic.' 'For Halloween and Christmas we designed various greeting cards, wrapping paper, and custom invites for stationery company Hello!Lucky. Each piece features festive colors and illustrations meant to fit with the playful wit of the Hello!Lucky brand.'

Tom Whalen's Monsters

Illustration // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tom Whalen recently revealed this series of 10 classic monster prints that Dark Hall Mansion commissioned. Shown here are the images in the set including classics like “Frankenstein”, “The Mummy” and “Bride of Frankenstein”. 'My vision was to treat each of the seven films in the set as a classic movie title card, complete with custom title treatment, credits and year of release. the folio, over two years in the making, was one of the most challenging and rewarding projects I’ve taken on to date.' he states.  

A Modern Dance of Death: A portfolio of prints by Joseph Sattler

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Just in time for Halloween, we are loving this series of prints by German artist Joseph Sattler (1867-1931) that 50watts put up. Sattler was regarded as one of the leading pioneers of Art Nouveau. After an apprenticeship as a painter and gilder with his father, Joseph studied in Munich and worked as a freelance artist creating posters and other illustrations. 

Nikos Gyftakis's Liquid Portraits

Illustration // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives  and works between Athens and Stockholm.

Illustrations by Aurel Schmidt

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the illustrations of Aurel Schmidt this morning. Her intricately detailed drawings include objects and creatures such as flies, condoms, and cigarette butts that are pieced together to form larger figures. One such figure, the FlexMaster 3000 is a portrait of the Minotaur, the half-man, half-bull mythic creature who represents both creation and destruction.  

The Bold Digital Work of Kent Floris

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Kent Floris is a Norwalk, CT based illustrator. His work is a blend of traditional rendering with bold graphical elements inspired by what's in front of him at any given time. Kent graduated from the Maryland Institute Collece of Art and quickly became an in-house illustrator for Marc Ecko's Cut & Sew clothing line. He is now a full time freelancer. Whether it's commercial or personal illustrations, it is evident the amount time and attention spent on each piece. Floris loves highlighting subtle moments of beautiful energy in his work. 

Jay Dart: Colored Beards and Sticks

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Jay Dart's whimsical graphite and watercolour drawings feature brightly-colored beards and magical mysterious sticks prominently. In 2013, Jay released his first picture book, Wanderer of Yawnder, featuring his artwork, with themes and scenes reimagined from his own Wanderer series of drawings, and words by Jiggs (his alter ego). He currently works some days in Toronto as a graphic designer while living and drawing "in the sticks," whatever that means.

The Dress Up Box

Illustration // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Searching for Halloween inspiration? Check out The Dress Up Box, an amazing real-time illustration project founded in facepaint. The Dress Up Box is Hannah Concannon, an SF-based makeup artist who creates a uniqe character every day. Concannon says the project began in January of 2013 "as a way of keeping myself accountable for creating daily and sharpening my costume skills. What started as a friendly artistic challenge soon morphed into an addiction and passion for makeup and character design." 

Illustrations by Ahu Sulker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Istanbul-born, New York-based Illustrator Ahu Sulker has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. Drawing influences from fashion photography, folk art, pin-up poster, art and voluptuous women characters. Sulker graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and current works as an apparel graphic designer and freelancer.

Caroline Larsen's Woven, Illustrative Paintings

Illustration // Monday, October 28, 2013
Caroline Larsen is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Ontario whose work resembles pixilated neo-impressionist textile weavings and illustrative renderings that are really oil paintings. Her amazing work is broken up into series' like 'Burning Up', mountain paintings and series of cargo ship works entitled P.A.N.A.M.A R.E.N.A. Her paintings are created by her decision to use oil with no added thinner and the result is mesmerizing.

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