Garth is an artist residing in a little village in southern France. A self-admitted lover of the absurd, the profound, the banal and the beautiful, Garth’s drawings and illustrations are brilliantly simplistic but never boring, whimsical and often tongue-in-cheek. In Garth’s words: ‘The artist is a magician, the paint brush a wand’. The world according to Garth is indeed a magical place: an original wonderland where ideas, characters and thoughts fall down the rabbit hole and come to life.
There can be few greater draughtsmen than Matthew Cook. He first came to my attention when I saw him give a talk about his work as the Times’ war artist in Iraq – stunning drawings and amazing stories. He also does some rather fine illustrated maps.
If you’re lost in London, this guy might just be able to help you. Mike Hall is an illustrator specialising in making maps of the London boroughs. Exquisitely hand-drawn, they are beautifully coloured and each is presented with its own distinctive decorations specific to that particular area.
I’m excited to have recently discovered Lwnski. The Melbourne-based illustrator and I are paired up in an upcoming exhibition titled True Self. His bold use of colour, mixed with typography and loose lines, just works. It’s well worth a look at his band posters, too. So cool.
The doodles created by Gracki are casually done, sometimes carefully thought out stories, showing the ongoing adventures of her own characters. Other times, they are the product of daydreams, wondering what would happen if Rhinos tried to play soccer or how a giraffe would be treated at an amusement park.
Influenced by the subtle use of symbols, I use the art of printmaking to convey subconscious imagery through the form of multiples. Pulling inspiration from Jungian psychology and mythology, my art presents iconic visuals shrouded in simplistic mystery.
Sergio Mora is probably one of my favorite artists ever. I just can’t get enough of looking at his adorable tattoo series. And his illustrations and paintings are absolutely captivating. I love the humor and the surrealism in his pieces. Just when I think he couldn’t get better, he comes up with a new piece that totally blows my mind.
Tali Gal-On is a good friend of my band Polo Club and a true talent. She has the most amazing voice, and has recorded a heap of stuff for us over the past year. She also does the coolest animations and design. All the Milk and Cookies stuff is for sale. I just love the […]
Lars Henkel has received awards and recognition from around the world for his vintage inspired ink and digital illustrations with a ghostly and ethereal look. Each illustration seems to be a glimpse through the fog or a clue to a mysterious past. This mysterious quality keeps me coming back for more, hoping to find the answers, but knowing the mystery is the answer itself.
In his comics and illustrations Jess Worby draws connections between the small moments of absurdity in everyday life and the potential they hold for deeper meaning. In his Crowds drawings, soldiers and businessmen fill the space up to the horizon and give in to anarchic impulses. His comic, A Walk In the Park, plays with the conventions of a classic self discovery narrative in a way that both celebrates and makes light of that tradition.
I’m an illustrator and artist from Helsinki, Finland. I spend my days creating images of disturbingly happy antropomorphic creatures from the yesteryear of alternate reality lives. Lately, I’ve been having a blast illustrating books, magazines and record covers.
I found the illustrations of Fabian Ciraolo whilst trawling through some Tumblr site. I stuck up his Dorothy and Salvador above my desk and every creative that has come to chat to me stops and says out loud ‘Wow, who did THAT?’ And then I tell them, Fabian Ciraolo. So now I’m telling you. Who else would be mashing up pop culture references, like what looks like Lana Del Rey’s body with Judy Garland as Dorothy and Salvador Dali in a Vampire Weekend tee? I love it.
Last year I worked on a personal project called The AlleyCats. Each cat character is based on a particular type of creative person that I have been inspired by in my career. Due to popular demand, the six most popular characters are now available as art prints.
Take note of the depth in these recent drawings and paintings by James Jean; a Taiwanese-American artist who never ceases to amaze me. If you’re intrigued, too, check out Jean’s blog, Process Recess, where he sometimes likes to display his illustration process by showing initial sketches and the final colouring.