Otto Rapp

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 12 November 2010

I write about a lot of various artists who work in all sorts of media and styles, but at the end of the day, super intricate, gothy stuff like the work of Austrian-born, Canada-based artist Otto Rapp is what really gives me an art boner.

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Vania Zouravliov’s decadent gothic drawings

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Illustration on Monday 16 February 2009

Russian illustrator Vania Zouravliov’s drawings has a turn of the nineteenth to twentieth century dark gothic feel to them, mixed with the colors and styles of communist Eastern Europe and pop Asia. The result is extremely cool without being too hip.

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Ken Taylor

Jo Spurling Reader Find

By Jo Spurling in New Illustration on Monday 17 November 2008

Australian illustrator Ken Taylor has created imagery for some of rock n’ ’roll’s great purveyors of sound, from the Rolling Stones and Queens of the Stone Age, to Nine Inch Nails and the Mars Volta. He has an easily recognizable style that screams sharp edge cool. Bold and bawdy, Taylor’s pieces use vivid colour to […]

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Pamela Love

Kate Barnett Reader Find

By Kate Barnett in New Products on Wednesday 12 November 2008

Having just finished a collaboration with Marchesa, jewellery designer Pamela Love’s gothic-inspired line has been picked up by the likes of Erin Wasson, among other celebrity fans. Referencing both nature and science, Love has created a line that is both rock n’ roll and earthy, with talons, claws, peacocks, rams and bear heads all featuring […]

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Damara Kaminecki, aka DamaraK the Destroyer

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 28 August 2008

Chicago artist Damara Kaminecki (aka Damarak the Destroyer) creates the some seriously bad-ass woodcuts. With a darkly gothic, antique aesthetic, and subject matter tending towards ye old curiosity shop, Kaminecki has a body of work which truly stands out.

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Travis Louie

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 11 April 2008

Travis Louie’s paintings are inspired by 19th-century portrait photographs. Instead of people, however, his subjects are goofy-looking monsters.

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Walmor Correa

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 8 April 2008

Brazilian artist Walmor Correa does cryptozoological paintings of mermaids, cyclopses, anteater men, and a host of strange, fictional animal hybrids.

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Joel Peter Witkin

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2008

I’ve been obsessed with Joel Peter Witkin’s photographs for a long time now.

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Dan Hiller

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 21 November 2007

Dan Hiller mixes a gothic sensibility with a tribal roughness in his haunting watercolors and ink drawings of skulls and tree-headed figures. His mash-up of old Victorian engravings are simple but eerie, and have an almost logographic quality about them — they’re great tattoo ideas.

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