11.09.12

There is some colorful, thoughtfully composed and emotionally kinetic work in the portfolio of Goñi montes.

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10.26.12

Whoa. The illustrations of Peruvian illustrator and digital artist Guillermo Fajardo are totally eyeball-bursting insane.

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10.15.12

The visual engineering beast Justin M. Maller has updated his portfolio yet again with another onslaught of colorful creativity this time featuring work for brands like Nike and Coke.

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08.23.12

Rob Shields updates with some gorgeous new illustration work.

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06.15.12

Giampaolo Miraglia has a strange 3d meets retro kind of thing happening in his imagery. It feels like a generational clash and mishmash of 80s, 70s and just enough of ‘now’ peppered in to make it interesting. It doesn’t look like anything I have really seen lately and it’s worth a quick look.

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Sam Green has been an influence in the past on my approach to illustration work. For a time I would work first in graphite and finish my imagery in Photoshop to create a soft look as is what I suspect Green does to generate his imagery. Green is the master of this approach though and he continues to evolve the style into even more rich and surreal imagery. He has recently updated his portfolio with more of the same goodness and a browse will no doubt yield a heavy dose of inspiration for those looking to break into the world of contemporary illustration.

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05.18.12

When you see stuff like this you really wonder (especially as a father) what kind of crazy ass futuristic shit you’re gonna walk in on one day and see your kid doing and ask ‘whoa, what the hell is that’ and then all smart-like they’ll answer, ‘geez Dad this is the T.V. remote’ and you’ll say, ‘yeah I know, whatever’.

All jokes aside though, this levitated magnetic digital interaction system is really amazing. Brought to you from the minds at MIT of course.

“What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.
by Jinha Lee, in collaboration with Rehmi Post, and Hiroshi Ishii”

Linkage:
leejinha.com/zeron
tangible.media.mit.edu

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12.21.11

There are some very interesting images and self-initiated projects rolling out of Atelier Olschinsky. They also make some of their efforts available as prints in their shop. You could fair a lot worse if you are looking to decorate with some beautifully modern abstract expressionism.

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12.15.11

Chris B. Murray is an artist / illustrator / designer who was raised in a small upstate NY town bordering the Canadian border / St. Lawrence River. Although it took several years for him to develop a personal style, CBM’s vivid color use, striking subject matter and technique became apparent at a young age.  Chris would spend his younger years drawing endlessly into the night while his friends were our running a muck.  During this time he developed a deep fascination for graffiti art / hip-hop culture, comic book and children’s book art.  Chris carefully studied the bold color schemes from graffiti, the line work & dynamic compositions shown in comics and the dreamy imagery present in children’s books.  From these studies he absorbed enough visuals and information to hone a style he now calls his own.  Chris currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his beautiful girlfriend Emily & their boxer puppy ‘Chunk’.”

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Akeno Omokoto is a young Spanish ‘digital’ illustrator living in Galicia. After spending nearly 10 years studying art he decided to quit his program and try his hand at working as a freelance illustrator. He has a varied style, a wealth of technical know-how and is always searching for new inspiration to enrich his work.

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09.07.11

Digital illustrator and pixel pusher Rob Shields has updated with some striking new imagery. It’s a touch darker than some of his past work but his technique is getting sharper and imagery more interesting.

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07.20.11

Grzegorz Domaradzki updates his portfolio with some new (and as could be expected) excellent illustration work. I really love how he translates his graphite drawings into digital illustrations and achieves a much more photographic look as an end result. His use of color and nuanced type is also very nice.

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07.08.11

I recently discovered that illustrator Krzysztof Domaradzki has a website featuring some of his older works called ‘The Other Me‘. There is some tasty stuff in there that seamlessly combines traditional drawings with digital illustration along with some simple but effective graphic typography.

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06.30.11

Goni Montes has some vivid and kinetic imagery in his portfolio. It’s a nice marriage of digital, pop and traditional methods all shaken and stirred to create some memorable imagery.

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04.27.11

‘The Mountain’ was filmed between the 4th and 11th of April 2011 at El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and the home of the Teide Observatory. “The goal (of Terje Sorgjerd) was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide.” We may toil and labor after our complicated creations but nothing ever comes close to nature doing as it does.

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03.26.11

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Smatik is the work of lithographer turned pixel cruncher André Ljosaj who has an amazing imagination and the ability to create some amazingly imaginative imagery.

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03.15.11

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Illustrator and artist Brian Luong is a man of many talents and he spreads them from paper to screen with such fluidity that there is no telling what he might create next. Whatever it is though, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it will be expertly crafted by a talented hand.

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03.01.11

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Australian illustrator and designer Christopher Haines updates his ‘Neon Dreams’ with some dreamy, painterly and beautiful new work created primarily for the music industry. He has developed an interesting style that is yielding some noteworthy results.

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