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New kid on the block: illustrations by Monika-Evgenia Kuznetsova

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Monika-Evgenia Kuznetsova from St. Petersburg Russia dramatically changed the course of her studies while completing a degree in philology by pursuing her true passion – illustration. Now in her second year of illustration study, she has amassed more work than any student I have ever met (in case you haven’t heard, many brilliant artists can […]

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cute-meets-occult: illustrations by Jakob Feltsen

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Art on Monday 25 March 2013

Inspired by his daughter, volcanos, patterns and black metal aesthetics, Jakob Feltsen from Gothenburg, Sweden creates illustrations of cute-meets-occult monsters. He works exclusively in Montana markers and has described his work as “advanced doodling.” He’s half way through his studies in illustration but his work is just as radical as any “professional” in the industry. […]

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Russian style toy design by PatientNO.6

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Design on Saturday 23 March 2013

With his use of Russian text and Soviet imagery, combined with his relatively bleak and sickly characters, the work of PatientNo6 is probably more ‘Russian’ than the artists that have preceded him. With a very distinct style, PatientNo6 often uses white on red colour schemes and his Doctor/Patient series has generated a lot of interest […]

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Cool sculptural toys from Russia’s Sergey Safonov

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Design on Friday 22 March 2013

Sergey Safonov from Moscow has in a short time managed to make quite a name for himself in the toy design world. He won great praise for Moon Fox and other characters from his Moon Wanderer series. Safonov explains that, as a child, he often wondered what happened at night while people slept, and so […]

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New illustrations by Toronto artist Hugh Langis

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Monday 4 March 2013

Hugh Langis is a Toronto-based illustrator and art director at Half Hunter. Over the years his work has been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and published in The Globe and Mail, Condé Nast Traveler and L’actualité. His first big break, however, was having his work published on the cover of Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. […]

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Karlo the Useless Friend: a toy in white, all white

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Products on Saturday 2 March 2013

My newly released toy is inspired by Japanese Kaiju sofubi. It is a solid cast (no articulation) resin figure titled Useless Toy. The first, ultra rare edition, comes in all white with a high gloss coating. What makes this edition extra, super duper special is that going forward, all toys designed as USELESS FRIEND will […]

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New illustrations from Gracie Lam

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Saturday 23 February 2013

Two of Gracia Lam’s illustrations were selected by the American Illustration Annual during her final year at OCAD University and that led to her first real job for The New York Times. Since then, Lam has done work for publications including The New Yorker, The Walrus and a book cover for McSweeny’s.

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New illustrations by Alëna Skarina

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Saturday 23 February 2013

Most illustration students out of College or University have trouble getting work and representation but Alëna Skarina has been working regularly and growing in popularity from an early age. She signed with Reactor Arts at the age of 17 and they still represent her to this day. With multiple awards and HUGE clients like Milk, […]

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