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...

Sophie Roach, Repeat

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Sophie Roach (b.1988) is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, TX. By utilizing familiar shapes, patterns and her intuition, Sophie has created a unique visual language based on spontaneity and rhythm. Her abstract style is playful yet austere, extremely detailed, and often vibrantly colored. When she’s not hard at work in her East Austin studio, she’s out traveling the world, sketchbook in hand.

The Work of Arthur D'Araujo

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Arthur D'Araujo was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1984 and has had an affinity for illustration since he was a little kid.  Besides drawings, he is attracted to old school samba and colorful patterned shirts, it is clear that his talent for the illustrated line is quite profound.

RVCAloha x Pow! Wow! Hawaii

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
For six weeks, RVCA took up residency on the beaches of Hawaii with their skate, surf and art teams. Titled RVCAloha, tribe leader PM Tenore bridged the various disciplines through a variety of projects and events. Teaming up with POW! WOW! Hawaii and Montana Cans, Dmote, Remio and Katch...  

Best of 2013: Japanese Sci-Fi Art From the 70s and 80s

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 16th, 2013: One of our favorite sites, 50watts' has a running feature where they showcase Japanese science-fiction scans from their ever-growing collections of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design. We love looking through old book illustrations, and the sci-fi genre always is chalk-full of he most surreal, colorful, and bizarre. 

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.

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