Notebook Drawings by BLU

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
We were checking BLU's website last night after finishing a little project with FAME Festival, and noticed he had updated his site with new notebook drawings. Because we are used to seeing BLU's drawings becoming multi-storied political commentary pieces, seeing his work on this scale is a great reminder of how talented the Italian artist is.

Wooden Toy Quarterly

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We'd sure like to get our hands on the newest edition of Australia's Wooden Toy Quarterly, possibly the most design-heavy lowbrow art and creative culture publication ever printed. Appealing to art and design fiends alike, the magazine presents creative culture as a lifestyle that cannot be separated from a love of brilliant photography, art, illustration, and some of the tightest graphic design you’ve ever seen printed on uncoated paper.

Tomo77

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77, is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been working in the design industry for over 15 years. In the last few years he has been focusing on creating work for apparel, skate decks, and more. According to Aguero, "I don't think I have an art style in particular. Variety sells and I would just hate if all the Tomo77 work looked the same."

Jared Africa

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Sometimes I try to accomplish a very specific thing with my work," explains Las Vegas-based illustrator Jared Africa, "while other times I just try to express visually different anxieties and emotions that I feel. And I like to try and make ugly things seem beautiful." Africa cites his main artistic influences as slime, Jello, body horror, Akira, lasers, wrinkles, Teletubbies, and David Lynch, among many other random and fantastic things.

Amy Vasquez at La Boutique

Illustration // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
San Francisco-based artist, Amy Vazquez is opening a solo show at La Boutique in San Francisco. For those of you who don't s know, La Boutique is a hybrid art gallery and fashion boutique in Jackson Square. Vazquez will be showing new work in "Continuous and Still" a show that expands on her process-based meditative artwork. Flourishing black and white shapes are interrupted by punctuated bursts of color.

The Work of Amy Timms

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.

Low Bros

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
The art team Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. Currently based in Berlin, their work is a hybrid between vector graphics and illustration with a flat-polygonal style and funky cool characters. When they were children, Qbrk and Nerd loved to draw and create their own little stories and fantastic worlds while they were playing in the backyard or being in the countryside...

Rebecca Hiscocks

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
Rebecca Hiscocks find inspiration in the bizarre and the macabre, her intricate and detailed compositions reflect London’s uncanny and unusual past. Through a fascination of the internal workings of the body she has recently been researching stories about St Bartholomews and St Thomas hospitals, looking closely at the 18th century etchings of anatomical pioneer William Cheselden in order to inform her visual narrative...

Anouk Mercier

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
Anouk Mercier’s work centers around the notion of escapism through the fabrication of narrative. Relying on the nostalgia of Romanticism and mythology to depict melancholic worlds and characters, her drawings celebrate both the power of the imagination to escape the quotidian and the mundane, whilst also exploring the mysterious, the abysmal and the uncanny that often lurks behind idylls.

Amy Timms

Illustration // Monday, March 19, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.