Night Mysteries by Martynas Pavilonis

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Martynas Pavilonis, aka White White Dog, is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. His clear, crisp depictions of strange nightscapes are replete with mystery, wonder, and a touch of loneliness, full of unlikely creatures with glowing yellow eyes peering out from behind forest trees. For his illustrations, Pavilonis draws inspiration from his emotions, nature, the forest, and most of all the shadows of the night, with each piece presenting a metaphorical message that is often hidden and open to interpretation.

Brilliant Patterns by Matt Lyon

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Based in London, UK, Matt Lyon is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator whose eclectic work stems from incessant doodling and is often laced with wild colors, shapes, and patterns that pop from the screen with vitality and a sense of play. His love of doodling was reflected in a recently completed project where he posted a new sketch every day for a year, while also continuing to work for such well-known clients as Nike, AOL, AT&T, and Microsoft.

Muxxi's Colorful Creatures

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Norma de Leon, aka Muxxi, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Guatemala city. Her work contains imaginary creatures set against surrealistic worlds and vibrant colors. While finishing her degree in graphic design she began working as a web designer and an illustrator, quickly developing her unique style and acquiring fans and clients from around the world. She has exhibited in Guatemala, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and the UK, and her work has appeared in magazines and publications such as Computer Arts Magazine. Some of her clients include Nokia, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Mr. Chiizu.

Process of Elimination with Chad Wys

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
In his intriguing series "Process of Elimination," Peoria, Illinoise-based artist Chad Wys digitally deconstructs 18th century portraits through seemingly arbitrary additions and omissions of colors and smudges, experimenting with the concept of disharmony while still retaining a semblance of the paintings' original form and purpose. This technique of deconstruction plays a significant part in Wys' thought process and image-making, in which he enjoys shifting contemporary ideas into historical contexts to create reinvented artistic and cultural objects. 

Tatiana Kazakova's Floating Worlds

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
Tatiana Kazakova is a graphic designer and illustrator based out of Moscow. Her unreal creations combine elements of the mundane with the fantastical, presenting strange images of flying saucers whizzing through ancient Japan, or floating islands of rock and ice sailing through abstract spaces. Most of Kazakova's work begins as a pencil illustration or collage that is then edited and refined digitally, and the resulting otherworldly depictions are often featured in advertising campaigns, on book covers, and as clothing designs.

Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo's Sublime Faces

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
Born in Viñadel Mar, Chile, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo has been working graphic design, filmmaking, and illustration since 2000. Although his portrait work spans the breadth of the artistic disciplines, from musicians to filmmakers to writers, his primary focus is on film icons, particularly classic characters from cult horror films. Hidalgo believes that any stimuli can be a potential source of inspiration for his work, which is evidenced by the sheer breadth and variety of his masterful and unique output. 

Patterns of Nature by Kris Tate

Illustration // Monday, September 09, 2013
Kris Tate is a freelance illustrator based in the UK who was born in Guatemala, where her native culture inspired her love of geometrical shapes, bright colors, and wild animals, with whom she strongly identifies. Using a bold palette and clean, simple forms over existing images, Tate's style is reminiscent of the late 80's and early 90's without being derivative, and her designs have been recognized and sold by the likes of Urban Outfitters, Blood is the New Black, Ohh Deer, and Deny Designs.

Danny Ivan's Textural Abstractions

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Danny Ivan is a digital artist, videographer, and editor currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. His digital illustrations run the gamut from purely abstract geometric forms to raw textures to stylized photographic collages, all of which of possess his signature irreverance and partiality towards the splendidly weird and hypnotic. 

Alessandro Pautasso's Prismatic Portraits

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Based in Turin, Italy, Alessandro Pautasso, aka Kaneda, is a graphic designer and illustrator whose specialty lies in vector art and mixed media. Attracted by the visual arts at a young age, he started working in the field of commercial art and simultaneously focused on digital art, developing a style that involves breaking down the faces of Old Hollywood icons into abstract and vividly colored geometric shapes.

The Glowing Visions of Andre de Freitas

Illustration // Monday, September 02, 2013
Andre de Freitas is a photographer and illustrator who studied at Full Sail University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in computer animation. After discovering that the concept of stillness inherent in static illustrations captured his imagination more than moving images, he began to focus on illustration but with a photographer's eye, hoping to recreate the serenity of portrait photography in his art. His glowing compositions certainly embody a sense of tranquility and calm, presenting otherworldly figures of beauty and mystery.

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