03.30.08

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I posted an entry about Byroglyphics on my last blog but much has happened since then and there is now a lot more work to see by this talented artist and illustrator. Byroglyphics is the work of 36 year old Brighton-based Russ Mills.

In his own words from his Myspace page, Russ describes Byroglyphics and it’s inception:
Byroglyphics was born in the wee small hours of the morning one day in 2004, when I used to be a world champion alconaut, the name was shouted by my friend Hambot and it stuck in my head, we used to make up many words, most far more expressive than the one’s in circulation today. My illustrations are not too scientific, they begin life as sketches in ink, the tool of choice is the Bic ‘fine’ because it gives me a lot more mileage than more expensive, snootier fine liners that break if you give them too much stick. The sketch is transported into my ageing mac and then abused in photoshop (you may have heard of it) i use this because of the joy of multiple undo’s plus its the closest I can get to painting without painting. The next stage in byroglyphics’ life is to turn these illustrations into big canvases, it’s taken me many attempts to get to a stage where i’m confident enough to attack canvas and leave the relative safety of the computer, as with everything else it’s a constant learning curve, sometimes a downward one. The results of these curves will be in circulation soon.

His commitment to his craft is evident in the work. It just gets better every time I visit his website. If you want to purchase prints of his work you can do so at Big Cartel. You can also stay up to date on his work at his blog. His work is a great study in what is capable when the best of both worlds collide with digital and analog produced art. It’s truly inspirational.

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03.19.08

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I have known of Steve Wilson and his work for some time now but have failed for some reason to write an entry about him. His work first caught my eye when he created what I still think are some of the best t-shirts Tank Theory ever produced. He has recently updated his site with a lot of new work, so what better time to catch up on a missed opportunity to familiarize you with his artistic prowess. Steve was born on the same date as my wedding so maybe I share a slanted subconscious affinity for his art. Steve takes the colors and soul of the 80′s era in New York, adds a little guitar riff from the 70′s and churns it through a Monty Python episode. Based out of Brighton in the UK, he is consistently in demand for high profile companies like MTV and Virgin. He has also worked for EMI, Timeout, Coca-Cola, Nike, The BBC and Computer Arts. According to coshuk.com, “His art straddles a fine line between spiritual and psychedelic but at the same time is urban and tech-driven.” So, when you are ready for a little head trip, have a browse through Steve Wilson’s newly updated website.

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