Hard Case Crime in Focus: The Illustrative Works of Michael Koelsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Our November 2013 issue is on newsstands now, featuring a cover story on publisher of hardboiled crime, pulp noir novels, Hard Case Crime. HCC has brought back the classic crime detective series, and in doing so, have hired illustrators to recreate the vintage look of the great pulp genre. The results are both refreshing and a perfect ode to one of the great eras of commercial illustrations. Today, we look at the works of Michael Koelsch, who not only did the cover of the upcoming title Borderline for Hard Case Crime, but whose work is the cover of the new Juxtapoz. 

The Art of Sunflower Cat

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunflowercat's artwork draws on suburban memory and the sketchy, expressive ethos of india ink. These enigmatic illustrations render a world in black-and-cream, a place where high detail meets vast stretches of vacant space. This work is suggestive and honest, the direct impression of an unfiltered mind meeting paper.

The Art of Madelen Foss

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Madelen Foss is a Norwegian illustrator born and raised in Oslo. She recently graduated from Kingston University where she studied illustration and animation. She enjoys working with oil pastels, watercolors, ink and posca markers and is always experimenting with other types of materials. Foss claims that "Colors are important to me, they give me energy!"

Antonio Segura Donat Illustrates Brussels

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Antonio Segura Donat and his brother were selected with nine cartoon artists to devise a graphic story on contemporary Brussels.They were selected as winners of the Int'l Brussels in Shorts competition. The stories all refer to one common location, but differ both graphically and in tehre content while all offering an interesting slant on contemporary Brussels. These beautiful, fanciful illustrations reveal the fantastical underbelly of a major city.  

Mulga the Artist

Illustration // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga clothing label. He loves to paint bearded folk. He draws beards, animals, zombies  and wacky characters and has a unique style combining  crazy colours overlaid by intricate line work. ‘I draw beards because I am intrigued by the unique mystical power beards possess. I am here to spread the magical wonder of beards and ensure every man and woman has the opportunity to grow a bushy beard at least once in their lives.’  

The Work of Zach Johnsen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Portland-based artist Zach Johnsen. An illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer and art director, Zach primarily works in pen & ink, watercolor, and mixed media to create his world of ghouls, monsters, and misfits! Zach is also co-founder of the clothing and apparel company Tank Theory.

GIF's, Skateboarding and Freddy Arenas

Illustration // Monday, October 21, 2013
'I consider myself a curious, self-motivated person that enjoys creation at any level. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY. I spend my days designing, animating and whenever there’s a chance skateboarding.' Freddy Arenas  

Surreal Portraits from Qwux

Illustration // Monday, October 21, 2013
Qwux is an illustrator out in Glebe, New South Wales and makes radness happen. He founded and publishes the Rah Collective Art Books and works as a freelance creative. He specializes in bizarre, multi-leveled-eye portraits in addition to all types of illustration and graphic design.

Loveless Hauntings: Eric Hosford

Illustration // Monday, October 21, 2013
Eric Hosford, an illustrator and designer located in New York, depicts powerful, flowing storms in scenic illustrations and follows the same style in his other pieces. The flow of these organic...

The Work of Kyle Kogut

Illustration // Monday, October 21, 2013
Kyle Kogut is a multi media artist currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his recent projects include works on canvas and fabric, experimental sculpture, and animation film. His raw and illustive rendering style adds an element of mystery to his textural illustrations.

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