Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’

Resolution

My New Year’s resolution is to try and broaden my inspirations and wean myself away from illustrations because as much as it inspires me – it also distresses me that i cannot posses them – and i would like my inspiration to come from merely the pleasure of knowing and learning and getting a sense […] Read more…

The Doubtful Guest

The illustrations of Edward Gorey have always been an inspiration – but recently i re-discovered his tale about ‘The Doubtful Guest” which centers around a sinister creature (possibly a penguin but this is never revealed) who appears one wintry night at a family’s home and never goes away. The illustrations and text work perfectly to […] Read more…

Jeana Sohn

I have discovered a lot of amazing art this, week although all of it seems to come from overseas which frustrates me, i would love to see some stuff like this here in the UK. Maybe there is and i’m just unaware… Jeana Sohn’s work reminds me of the figures in Indian mythalogical paintings, really […] Read more…

Amy Sol

I have fallen in love with Korean born, Las Vegas based Amy Sol’s paintings. She paints whimsical dreamlike worlds populated by girls, oversized animals and exotic plants, her storylines reminiscent of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. I love the sublimely muted pallet she uses and the tantalising manga, folk-art, vintage illustration and modern design influences which […] Read more…

It's a Gorey World

Edward Gorey, writer and illustrator of over one hundred humorous, quirky and deeply macabre stories, has inspired I feel, many of todays alternative talents such as Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket. There is a dark Victorian sensibility to his illustrations, often set against atmospheric interiors and wintry landscapes. ‘The Gashlycrumb Tinies’ is a tale telling […] Read more…

Wood Nymphs

Audrey Kawasaki is a painter and illustrator known for her ethereal works of oil on wood. Paintings of vulnerable yet seductive girls and women, with graceful curves and haunting dolls faces. The subject looks more like watercolour than oil in my opinion and brings traditional Japanese Art into the 21st Century. I can almost imagine […] Read more…

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

A new era for Edgar Allen Poe – known for his tales of the macabre and mystery. This lavishly illustrated hardcover volume of stories, brings a contemporary twist to the already progressive Poe, each story featuring artwork by eminent international designers. The cover alone sends chills up my spine! Read more…

Lonely Hearts

Tara Mcpherson is a New York based poster artist, creating art about people and their odd ways. Deliciously dark and innocent at the same time, her illustrations are often associated with the Indie and Punk movement – some of her most beautiful pieces being featured on concert posters for The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, […] Read more…

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