Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
On March 14th, The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library will take off on a tour across North America in a custom built bookmobile showcasing thousands of handmade sketchbooks. The interactive mobile exhibition space is much like a taco-truck, but will instead share handmade sketchbooks contributed from artists around the world...
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Since its publication seventy years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince has captivated millions of readers throughout the world. It may come as a surprise that this French tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding was written and first published in New York City, during the two years the author spent here at the height of the Second World War.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We're always fascinated with the sketchbooks of artists and Milan-based Thomas Cian's were no exception. His dedicated "Friendsbook - a mole for my friends" is filled with wonderful pencil drawings of those close to him.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 4th, 2013: The great website Empty Kingdom found a good one in the sketchbook art of Estonian artist, Anton Vill. A great mix of both a lowbrow style and incredible craft, Vill's work reminds us of the sketchbook of one of the great animated movies you would find from European production company. Come to think of it, maybe its been Vill the whole time...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This isn't the first time we've posted the sketchbook illustrations of Mattias Adolfsson, it isn't even the first time this year. The swedish artist is constantly updating his website with illustrations and moleskine sketchbooks full of wonderful drawings. Enjoy!
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
We are suckers for good sketchbook illustrations. This morning we are enjoying Brooklyn-based artist Bryce Wymer's extensive collection on his website of his sketchbooks. Watch a time lapse after the jump!
Erotica // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
One of our favorite features/artists that we have worked with this year is Pat Perry, a Michigan-based but constantly on the road illustrator, photographer, train travelin' ramblin' man. He just posted a series of beautiful documentations of his travels on his blog, featuring some stunning new sketchbook drawings and murals. Can you tell we like him?
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We used to spend a fair amount of time riding and commuting on the New York City subway and the routine can become pretty mundane. The cold or incredibly humid concrete city gets to people and the subway isn't usually where they are finding their joy. It is also a place where diversity and all the colorful characters of the fantastic city meet in a single confined space and we're pretty sure there is no better place to people watch. Chris Russell, over the course of 4 years, in 8 pocket-sized accordion books, has spent his commute drawing his fellow subway riders in an arrangement reminiscent of traditional Chinese landscape paintings!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
There has been a great group of artists creating these cool little universes that morph both the physical and illustrative and create optical illusions of horseplay between artist and character. Italian artist Alessandro Diddi has some of the best pieces we have seen, especially this gem with his hand and pencil drawing.