Marcos Chin’s colourful world

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By Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Friday 8 August 2008

Marcos Chin graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, in Toronto, Canada. Since then, his work has appeared as book covers, advertisements, surface design, fashion catalogues, magazines, and CD covers.

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Yuko Shimizu on the New York heat

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 July 2008

We checked in with one of our favourite illustrators, Yuko Shimizu, recently: How are you dealing with the mugginess of the New York summer? ‘I am originally from Tokyo, where humidity is a lot higher in general, and summer temperature can go a lot higher’.

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Megan Russell’s patterned illos

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 10 July 2008

Maryland’s MICA just seems to be cranking out the talent this year! Recent grad, Megan Russell, creates quite lovely, intricate, densely pattern-based illustrations. With a polished portfolio that runs the gamut from editorial to set design to fashion, she is clearly a versatile illustrator. Be sure to check out her Narrrative-Book section as there are some especially wonderful illustrations composed of multiple vignettes colliding all over the page to create quite lively narrative tapestries.

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Seounghyon Cho

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 26 June 2008

South Korean artist Seounghyon Cho currently resides in New York City, having received an MFA degree in Illustration from School of Visual Arts.

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Jashar Awan

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 26 June 2008

Anyone who reads The New Yorker will be familiar with the work of Brooklyn illustrator Jashar Awan, a consistant fixture within its pages. With strong influences clearly drawn from the worlds of superhero comics and modern art, Awan creates his own style of timeless, bold, richly narrrative illustration.

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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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Christopher Norris

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By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 May 2008

When asked to describe his work to a stranger, Christopher Norris writes: ‘Pencil and ink drawings that hinge abjectly on transgressive statements, haunted house imagery and thick seeming minimalism, hopefully projecting an awkward but propelling narrative’.

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Edwina White exhibits in NYC

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 1 May 2008

The Kinz, Tillou and Feigen Gallery in New York is hosting an exhibition of recent drawings by Australian-born, Brooklyn-based illustrator Edwina White [above] and altered book sculptures by Brian Dettmer [below], in concurrent solo exhibitions.

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Jonathan Bartlett’s colourful creations

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 1 May 2008

I love the vibrant and slightly offbeat artwork of New York-based illustrator Jonathan Bartlett.

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James Gustavson

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Saturday 19 April 2008

New York-based James Gustavson’s illustrations have been featured in Elle, City Hall News, and The Rambler, amongst others.

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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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Yuko Shimizu on the French Riveria

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 25 January 2008

We checked in recently with one of our favorite illustrators — and Lost At E Minor contributorYuko Shimizu: How has 2008 started for you? ‘I was just in the French Riviera with eighteen other illustrators and designers. It was our annual New Year’s retreat. People from all over Europe and North America meet up and spend a week together, exchange information, go see things together, or just have fun. It was fantastic, although we didn’t have the best weather’.

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Sam Weber

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 7 January 2008

Yes, we’ve featured him a lot on Lost At E Minor, but how could we not? New York-based artist Sam Weber’s work is amazing, tapping into dreams, visions, and fantasies from every wayward mind. [more about Sam Weber]

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Autumn Whitehurst

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 20 December 2007

A perennial favourite, Autumn Whitehurst creates seamless vector pieces that shimmer with lustful beauty. We asked her how reflective her illustration aesthetic is of her lifestyle aesthetic: ‘My illustrations are much more streamlined than my lifestyle aesthetic. I grew up in a family of magpies and must be genetically predisposed to collecting things I don’t need. I’ll need to move into a bigger space soon or I’ll have to start throwing things out because the visual stimulation in my house is nearly suffocating. If you’ve seen the movie Max, and remember Max Earnst’s house, that would be quite close to my ideal. But I would love to remix that with the aesthetic of those old French colonial homes in Vietnam and then I’d be quite content. How it would be possible, I have no idea’.

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Interview with Benjamin Marra

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 16 November 2007

We love the work of Canadian-born, New York raised illustrator, Benjamin Marra. We asked him about it recently.

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