Maria Parrish takes her inspiration for her sparkly illustrations from ‘candy, jewelry, Christmas lights, animals, fashion, textures, and beauty. But really, I just like pretty things in color’. [see also the Japanese-themed illustrations of Dennis Juan Ma]
I’ve always liked the thought of a ‘peoples choice’ award. It means that the masses love you and that’s what counts right? That and winning something. Lucky Ben Newman received the People’s Choice Award at the Bristol Art Show in 2006. You can see why his work appeals — his bold graphic lines and creatures inspired by superheroes and rope swings are strong and instantly recognizable.
Get your wallets out and get in early: Geoffrey Todd Smith is featured in the April 2007 issue of Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago’s ‘rising stars we should be collecting now’. His trippy hand-made drawings are inspired by activities of his youth — stickers, jigsaws and doodling. All the designs are begun without a specific idea, which emphasizes a responsive approach to his drawing.
Massachusetts-based artist Caleb Neelon is staging his first West Coast exhibition — Caleb Neelon Is Working On It — at West Hollywood’s Carmichael Gallery between May 10 and June 1. He was the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Lilman Makes a Name for Himself, and has a new book of his art coming […]
Sarajo Frieden’s paintings, with happy colors and delicate line work, are so beautiful, I feel like just want to jump in there and swim through all the lines. For lucky ones in Los Angeles, her new show Another Green World, is opening at LittleBird Gallery on March 15th.
Some of the things artist Jan Willem Wennekes likes are critters, monsters, colour, simplicity, complexity, sketchbooks, street-art, skateboards, fairtrade, music, coffee, t-shirts, boardsports and philosophy. He studied the latter before deciding to take up illustrative design and his one-man studio, Zeptonn Lab, has a clear signature style which is creatively applied to design t-shirts, posters, […]
I love the work of the Montreal-based silkscreening group Seripop. Their choices of color and gritty, imperfect lines give the impression of ‘test-prints’ at first, but with further inspection reveal a definite conscious approach. [see also Lorin Brown]
UK artist Jemma Robinson creates bright but gritty illustrations that conjure up images of the ramshackle yet hopeful streets of inner-city London. [see also the work of illustrator Ken Goodall]
New York-based artist and illustrator Olivia Edith graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts before studying art in Paris. Her work isa beautiful collection of every dream you’ve ever had. [see also Luke Feldman]
Student designer Theo Zeniou recently unveiled some innovative ideas for furniture that doubles as wall-hanging art. When not in use, the brightly colored pieces can be folded up and stored on the wall. [see also the work of designer Shin Azumi]
I’m a big fan of Fernanda Cohen’s work. The Brooklyn-based illustrator — and sometime Lost At E Minor contributor — has just completed a new series called War of Words which has received two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators of NY and LA, and will be featured in HOW International Design in March.
On Friday, February 8th, Ad Hoc Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, will play host to a large group of both established and emerging artists from the realms of street art, pop surrealism, lowbrow, illustration, print making, and tattoo. Through this group exhibition, promising young artists will have the chance to exhibit side by side with some of the more established artists in these fields. This mixture will allow the viewer to experience a variety of styles and techniques rising out of this powerful New Contemporary movement in art.
It’s been a while since we last checked in with one of our favourite illustrators, New York based Tomer Hanuka. His work is like the first rays of morning light on the fifth day of a week long vacation — easy on the eye but brimming with nervous anticipation.