Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Triptych

A recent commission - all the client wanted was a series of three illustrations, so it really was pretty open. I'm hopping she's not weirded-out. That middle one came out a little more homoerotic than I anticipated.

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update: Client was happy with these, -- sigh. You never know when the concept and subject matter is completely open. You cross your fingers its not way off the mark from what their expecting/hoping for.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1960's Pulp Novel Covers Come to Life

Look past the half naked females, and take note of the amazing feat of bringing mod-style pulpy paperback novel covers to live action. I love the typography, and tiny details added in recreating 1960's paperback cover art, even down to the tinny text callouts in the corners, pricing, and printing publisher. The first 1/4 of the video is all homage to James Bond silhouettes, (not that impressive) but stick it out, the latter half is the pulp-art-cover-illustration-style that impressed me. Be sure and view full screen (the arrows in bottom right of video player), This small size doesn't do it justice.

My wife wasn't impressed, I think the curvy female ruined it for her. So I realize this may not be for everyone

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ronald Kurniawan

Partake of the splendid goodness that is Ronald Kurniawan. Look beyond the first page; Use the paginated navigation in the top left to browse his full collection of work.

I'm surprised I haven't seen this guys work before now. I love how fun, and playful his content is. His style is reminiscent of Jillian Tamaki and James Jean to me.

Brandon Voges: Upside Down Portraits

See more shots from this series here.

Some of Brandon's other work.

Friday, December 04, 2009

80's Dating Videos

Some may not consider this art, but I consider it a MASTERPIECE.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Letters of Note

A friend recently brought this to my attention. It looks legitimate to me, and if they are real, its a gem of a blog to follow. Personal letters from an excited 20 year old David Bowie, or a prisoner of war letter by Kurt Vonnegut, J. D. Salinger, Robert Oppenheimer, Kurt Cobain, Andy Kauffman, Frank Sinatra, Edger Allen Poe, and numerous other fascinating figures. The letters weren't intended for numerous eyes, and some are so personal I feel kinda like a snoopy little sister reading them. Enjoy.

Letters of Note

via Jessie

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ran Hwang's - Cherry Blossoms

Using thousands of nails and Cherry Blossoms, Ran Hwang spends days working on these massive time consuming murals. See more of her impressive work HERE.