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These illustrations were created for a print campaign in Go Outside Magazine, and portray the current digital landscape in bleaker terms than we’re all used to seeing. Digital advancement is coveted and hailed on major news outlets all across the web. Each day, people are encouraged to create the next big: social network, music site, mobile app technology, or inspired to integrate technology into a current service – like the Uber town car service in San Francisco. While it can be seen that technology is advancing our lives, is anyone stopping to look at how we’re also becoming prisoners to it as well? These digital jailhouse illustrations by Felipe Luchi explore this idea, and allow us to take a hard look at what we’re really getting ourselves into. [Read more...]
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After 4 years in production and loads of passion, Montana based artist Soogie has released this highly entertaining short film called “Cabbit.” With intricate cross-hashings, a sharpie and a scanner, it was animated frame-by-frame. Produced by John Kassab and Greg Sugano of PROSPEKT, “Cabbit” takes you through a surreal world where cats and dogs wear trenchcoats and hats, drive cars, and meet for dates. Oscar winning director of ‘The Lost Thing’, Shaun Tan speaks highly of “Cabbit”:
“A beautiful style of moving image, building a dense, miniature and dreamlike world, intricately observed. I can sense the dedication and generosity of spirit in each frame.”
Perhaps the most famous of all Superman imagery comes, not surprisingly, from his very first comic features. The cover of Superman #6 featured a smiling hero, his radiant face looking out on a world he was happy and generous enough to save. It’s classic Americana to the max. When artist Mike Mitchell recently took on the iconic image, he gave it everything but a new face – “re-skinning” Superman with the clothing of pop-culture icons far and wide, old and new. [Read more...]
The saying goes that there is somebody out there everybody, and this cyclops pair have met their match. Created by illustrator Anton Marrast, this hideously adorable couple is inseparable. They seem to live a very adventurous life, and they do it all hand in hand. Marrast has quite an impressive CV, with his drawings featured in many publications, and work for various clients, including Playboy. [Read more...]
While most artists have a concept in mind as they approach the canvas, John Speaker is more of a freestyler. As he sits down to start a piece, he touches his marker or paintbrush to the canvas and lets his consciousness take care of the rest. He says,
“The creation becomes an evolving chaos of the purest emotions; they do not represent happiness or sadness, confusion or enlightenment, hope or doubt; they are simply the culmination of everything and nothing. The concept of a mistake becomes completely irrelevant in the process, as the confines of our societal definitions have been shed, and the energy of the universe is allowed to present itself unrestrained. My creation becomes something more than an expression of life. It has become life itself.”
When I first discovered John Speaker’s art, I got lost in each piece, trying to interpret and put my own spin on the images before me. Stay tuned after the jump for our interview with him, then check out JohnSpeaker.com to see more. [Read more...]
There’s just one word for the illustrations of John Holcroft: smart. In his work metaphor abounds and humorous juxtaposition is rampant. We see business men sucking the teat of the piggy bank, a literal trap of love, and just what it feels to be on the London Underground. With such imaginative interpretations of everyday life, it’s no wonder he’s worked with such clients as the BBC, Financial Times and The Guardian. [Read more...]
We’ve all read tweets that make us chuckle out loud- sometimes at an inappropriate time, but there’s something even funnier about visualizing these scenarios. Twaggies is like a museum for hilarious tweets so that they can reach those who may not have seen them in their Twittersphere. Using crowdsourcing, the team at Twaggies find the funniest tweets and transform them into uproarious comics. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you follow on Twitter has said something that would be perfect in cartoon form. [Read more...]