Vasco Morao

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Saturday 30 August 2008

Obsessive, impossibly intricate art can sometimes veer off into self-congratulatory messes, overwhelming viewers while not having any real substance. Vasco Morao’s Escher-esque line drawings are rather simple, however, and have a gorgeous, meandering, and meditative quality about them.

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Tom Giesler’s My Anatomy series

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 26 August 2008

Tom Giesler’s My Anatomy series is a playful take on the anatomical charts you might find in a high-school biology lab. They have a boyish, frat boy quality to them, as if its subjects are cheekily showing off their insides to a room of drunken onlookers.

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Hogie McMurtrie

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 23 July 2008

Hogie McMurtrie spends a lot of time thinking about imaginary cityscapes – his intricate line drawings resemble set-design drawings for Metropolis, Blade Runner, or Indiana Jones.

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The black and white world of Tyson Roberts

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 10 July 2008

I recenly came across the illustration work of Seattle student, Tyson Roberts. It’s very cool line drawings with a distinct sense of expression and an inherent sense of vulnerability. I asked him a few questions about his inspirations: ‘The places I draw are locations around me. Sometimes I draw outdoors looking at the subject and other times I will draw from a photo or memory. I enjoy the raw results of ink on paper. Drawing in black and white is quite honest and exposes ones abilities and creativity completely. I usually work to silence and the sounds living around me. Other times, I throw on some headphones and listen to music. At the moment, I’m really digging stuff by architects and architectual drawings and, more specifically, the work of Frank Loyd Wright and Frank Gehry. I also love the creative of Gregory Euclide and Armsrock. As far as bands go, right now I am into Yeasayer, The Dodo’s, El-P, and Damian Marley’.

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Gorker!

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By Jo Spurling in New Illustration on Friday 4 July 2008

Melbourne really is one lucky city. Filled to the brim with talented people, and now with another space to play in. Gorker is the newest gallery space to grace Melbourne’s creative realm with its inaugural 40 Thieves show packing out the venue. Rumour has it upcoming exhibitions will be just as captivating, so keep your […]

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The surreal artwork of Laura Bellmont

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Saturday 17 May 2008

I’ve always been an enormous fan of the work of Laura Bellmont. She creates the most engagingly surreal, personal images. Though her work is constantly evolving in many directions, as of now, I’m feeling thoroughly engrossed by her expanding body of pop-ups and black and white drawings.

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B&W Bangers

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 17 April 2008

The latest installment of my favorite black and white print collection, B&W Bangers, featuring the deft illustration work of MWM, is out and is totally rocking.

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Yuko speaks in Philly

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 April 2008

New York-based illustrator, and regular Lost at E Minor contributor, Yuko Shimizu is heading to Philadelphia to give a lecture and attend the opening of an exhibition of her illustrations at The University of The Arts this Thursday.

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Si Scott

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 8 January 2008

Si Scott’s work is so lush and detailed, ornate in parts, breathtakingly sparse in others. [see also the illustrations of Deanne Cheuk]

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Interview with Deanne Cheuk

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Saturday 29 September 2007

Until recently, Australian-born, New York based designer and illustrator Deanne Cheuk was the creative force behind the stunning and progressive visuals in art and culture magazine Tokion. We spoke to her recently about her eclectic work schedule.

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Anke Weckmann

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 August 2007

Anke Weckmann was born in Hannover and moved to London in 2001. Apart from drawing, her favourite things in the world are ‘black ink, Harriet the Spy, small birds, stripey socks, sketchbooks, elderflower cordial, spring and potatoes’.

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Interview with Sam Weber

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 July 2007

We’ve featured Sam Weber’s work on numerous occasions, so it was good to finally track him down for an interview, asking him first up how immersed he is in the New York art scene.

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