Saturday, December 11, 2010

Julien Pacaud

Collage is a growing trend right now and at the lead is Julien Pacaud. His surreal and humorous compositions are funny and insightful at the same time.

Check them out here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mark Pernice

Mark Pernice is an artist living in Brooklyn who works in all different mediums. He's recently hit the spotlight with his series of masks based on Apple's Photobooth distorted pictures. They are fantastic and disturbing at the same time. Browsing through his site though, he's so much more that just a pop sensation for the masks. He thinks on a greater level than just humor. He's a designer, an artist, a writer and a craftsman.

Check out his work here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Miss Bugs

Miss Bugs is an artist pair (girl and boy) living in London. They take visual cues from pop culture, cartoons and journalism. Then combine them into beautiful and graphic images that have an extraordinary dynamic. They cross seamlessly between the street and the gallery. Their new project 'Cut out and Fade out' takes these characters and puts blends them into scenes around London.

Check them out here.

Interview here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brett Amory

A painter from Oakland CA, Brett's newest series is about people waiting. That's it. Waiting. It's beautifully simple. He is a little more verbose on this statement, but for me I love the simplicity. It's a series of people from different places, in different places, all doing the same thing. Something we all spend an average of an hour doing everyday. That's 365 hours of waiting per year. That's a lot of waiting. It's about time someone gave waiting it's proper recognition.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A1ONE is an Iranian graffiti artist merging graf handstyle with Arabic script. Somewhat reminiscent of the work of Jose Parla, his layers of script create a cloud of text and shape that is at once calming and anxiety provoking. He works in many mediums, stencils, stickers, canvas and spray paint. He moves between the gallery and the street seamlessly.

Check it out here.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Ripo is a graffiti artist from NYC. He has a good sense of humor and works in a bunch of different styles. I'm not sure what else to say about it other than check it out.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mike Shine

Mike is a painter influenced by vintage circus posters. He lives in the craziest surf tiki shack ever.

Check it out here.

Alexandre Orion

Orion is a Brazilian artist who is mostly known for his use of power washers to create his reverse graffiti in the tunnels of Sao Paolo. His newest project is dubbed Polugraphia. He builds a mount to hold a canvas and stencil behind a tailpipe of a truck and leaves it there for days as the truck drives about the city blasting sooty exhaust through the stencil onto the canvas.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Don't know much about Oker yet, but I know he/she has a really nice graphic illustration and graffiti style.

Check it out here.

Risto-Jussi Isopahkala is an art project by Risto-Jussi Isopahkala. It mixes iconic landmarks and commercial logos. It features logos from the hundred most valuable brands.

Check it out here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Graffiti Technica

The concept of living graffiti is what GT really focuses on. Taking it off the wall and having it live in a 3d space so you can walk around the letters, explore the negative space and really feel the flow and energy of the style. I love this and can't wait to see more.

Check it out here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jon Contino

Jon specializes in hand done typography inspired by historical signage. He's also clearly inspired by woodblock printing and tattoo culture.

Check it out here.

Tegan White

Tegan is a student at Minneapolis School of Art which blew my mind the first time I saw her work. Her hand rendered type treatments defy logic with how detailed and graceful they are. This young lady is going far for sure.

Check more out here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jay Howell

Jay's an illustrator living in SanFran. He likes to draw little men and little dogs and skateboarders and such. His use of color is what really struck me about his work. It's so playful and combines a lot of colors in a way that might not work without such competent hands. His linework and shapes remind me of Warhol's early advertising illustrations.

Check it out here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kareem Rizk

Kareem Rizk is an Australian artist who works in all mediums, but seems to really excels in collage. He has been shown at Art Basel as well as other galleries around the world. His collage is inspired by nostalgic images from advertising and old magazine editorials. He's really talented at combining images and colors and textures from a lot of different sources to create really cohesive compositions.

Check it out here.

Mark Khaisman

Mark is a mixed media artist from Russia who now lives in Philadelphia. His favorite element to work with is packing tape and he uses it in amazing ways. He creates haunting portraits of celebrities, silly snapshots and film noir stills. He creates them on a plexiglass backer and lights them from behind. It gives an amazing sense of dimension.

Check it out here.

Saimir Strati

Saimir has set the record for the largest nail mosaic ever. I don't know how many other people have tried to do a giant nail mosaic, but it feels appropriate that the mosaic happens to be a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lauren DiCioccio

Lauren DiCioccio is a textile artist who is obsessed with reproducing mundane everyday objects in beautiful fabric or intricately stitched compositions. Her newest series Sewnews uses fabric sleeves over NY Times newspapers and then she sews the photographs onto the sleeve with vibrant thread.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kurz and CT

These are 2 Euro graffiti artists who are pushing form and color in graffiti. This is still street art but these 2 are truly graf-rats that are killing it on the street and in warehouses around Europe. Where their burners fit into the graffiti aesthetic, it also stands far outside it with it's precision and careful attention to color theory.

Check it out here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jacob Whibley

Jacob Whibley creates collages that have a depth that's rare in a 2D medium. He uses found paper, shapes, colors and rarely uses recognizable imagery. His site is under construction, so check out his Flickr thread.

Check it out here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

MIchael Steele

Michael Steele is an Australian illustrator who is fascinated with typography, cartoons and robots. His canvases combine all in a surprisingly harmonious way. His new work called his Cluster series is an explosion of color line and form. Really beautiful work. Here's the description of the series in his words:
"A Cluster to me resembles images or objects grouped together to form something larger. I feel this gives images or objects a stronger presence, rather than being displayed by themselves, creating a much more dynamic experience for the viewer.I am constantly exploring new avenues within this theme."

Check it out here.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Raymond Pettibon

In case you weren't familiar with the work of the great Raymond Pettibon, I thought I should put a link to his work since I mentioned him in a previous post. He's responsible for many iconic images from the punk and alt generation including album covers for Black Flag and Sonic Youth.

Check it out here.


ZPZ is a design duo in Seoul South Korea who are reinventing the way we look at subway maps. They take existing diagrams and finesse them in a way to make them friendly, eye catching and fun. It's similar thinking to the way D-Barcode made us revaluate the UPC symbol on our purchases.

Check ZPZ out here.


Don't know a whole lot about vrno, but I'm diggin the work. They work in paint using a rough technique reminiscent of Raymond Pettibon. Very cool look and feel if you're looking for album cover artwork.

If anyone finds out about them, post in the comments section.

Check it out here.


D*Face is a British street artist who grew in popularity alongside Banksy. I had thought I'd posted about him here a while back, ut couldn't find it so I apologize if this is a repeat.
D*Face takes images of skulls, the Royal family, money and cartoony heads and applies his trademark wings to make the images fly all over the world. Lately he's smoothed out his style a bit, but it still has a rough appeal.

Check it out here.


Orticanoodles is an Italian street art duo who's taken stencils to the next level. Their detail is unmatched and color combinations along with typography works perfectly together. Some of the work is a bit reminiscent of D*Face with their use of skulls and British royals. They have a ton of work on their site too which is refreshing for most street artists.

Check it out here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Justin Gignac

Justin also taps the online media world for inspiration. Only he takes it from total strangers doing totally ridiculous stuff on Chatroulette. He does beautiful (crude) charcoal drawings of the funniest and rudest screen captures he can find.

Check them out here.

Matt Held

Matt takes inspiration from his social media network. He paints people's Facebook profile shots. There are some classics in here and maybe, someday, you'll end up here too.

Check them out here.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Priest is a graffiti artist with a similar aesthetic and sense of humor to that of Banksy. He's been putting up some new stuff recently that's really nice.

Check it out here.

And here.

Alex Lukas

Philly painter Alex Lukas has an intense imagination of a world without humans. That's the subject of his recent body of work. It's beautifully disturbing.

Check it out here.

Kevin Earl Taylor

Kevin Earl Taylor is a seriously talented painter. He has an uncanny way of combining figures and animals in a really surreal way.

Check it out here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

rafael rozendaal

rafael rozendaal is a digital artist pushing the limits of what we understand art to be. He creates web-based art animations that are funny, thoughtful and interactive. The way he makes a living is by selling the domain to a buyer along with a certificate of ownership. So far he's created about 30 pieces that have delighted millions around the world. It's like digital street art, free for all to see.

Check it out here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Francesco De Molfetta

Francesco De Molfetta slaps pop culture in the face so hard you'll laugh till you pee. You have to see it for yourself.

Check it out here.

Eleanor Wood

Eleanor Wood is a young illustrator from England. Her collage illustrations combine vintage images from advertising as well as natural forms cut into ameobic shapes to form soft cloud forms. She also combines patterns, like wallpaper, to create further depth and visual interest. She combines these to make compositions that are evolkative of dream like scenes. She doesn't have an official website yet, but it should be up soon.

Check out her blog.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Greg Gossel

Greg Gossel was born in 1982 in western Wisconsin. With a background
in design, his work is an expressive interplay of many diverse words,
images, and gestures. Gossel's multi-layered work illustrates a visual history of change and process throughout each piece. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and London. He currently resides in Minneapolis MN.

Check it out here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Greg Lamarche

Greg's work uses simple letterforms and creates shapes and environments and clouds out of them that seem to float and morph with each angle you view them from.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Issac Cordal

I'll let Issac say it best:

Cement eclipses is a research project about the urban space, in-between sculpture and photography. Sculpture is used as a starting point and photography as a witness to the execution of installations for later publishing or exhibition. The small pieces (25 cm. approx.) are made in cement, then reproduced with silicone molds. The figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which human being leaves his role of citizen merging with the city and slowly becoming part of urban furniture.

Then confirming its voluntary isolation/alienation from nature, hiding himself among sidewalks, streets, walls, etc. and transforming little by little the urban environment in its natural habitat.

This project started in 2006 as a nomad project and as a continuous process, combining urban installation and street art. Cement eclipses was developed in urban areas of several European cities including Berlin, London, Brussels, Liege, Barcelona, Vigo, etc. Most of the photographs in this dossier have been realised in London, where I currently reside, between September 2008 and January 2009.

- Artist Statement, Issac Cordal

Check it out here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jason Koxvold

Jason Koxvold is an art director living in NY and doing photography on the side. I ran across his site and thought that for someone doing photo on the side it was actually really good. He focuses on the landscape mostly in a style that fits within the new topographic ideal. His images are mostly devoid of people with the exception of his Water series.

Check it out here.

Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert is an artist living in NYC who uses advertising as inspiration. Obviously conflicted about whether he loves or hates it, he uses advertising tools as his art. My favorite works are his signs. He imitates signs he's seen in LA and NYC, but changes the message to suit his sense of humor. They are very well crafted.

Check it out here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baptiste Debombourg

Baptiste Debombourg doesn't restrict himself to a single medium or venue. His gallery is the world, he's medium is everything. From his smashed furniture to his cigarette sayings, he just does what comes most naturally, he creates.

Check it out here.

Good write up here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Craig Ward

Craig is an illustrator and type designer responsible for the latest Dockers campaign graphics. His attention to detail is unmatched, everything feels so raw and analog in the best possible way. His laser cut wood type reminds me of Scott Campbell's laser cut dollars.

Check it out here.

super size art

SSA is Morgan Howell who owns an ad agency in England and does his painting on the side. You may remember a little while back, the giant tapes, well Morgan does giant records. He paints distressed record sleeves with the discs in them. He also does old books, but all are painted large. It takes these everyday objects and makes them so much more.

Check it out here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jessica Joslin

Jessica Joslin is a mad scientist of sorts. She's been collecting tiny mechanical parts since she was a child and in the early 90s began constructing her mechanimals. These objects of the bizarre are scary and fascinating. Her attention to detail will hold your attention for hours. I only wish I could see them in person.

Check it out here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess's graffiti landscapes push color to the limit. They're almost hyper-real.

Check it out here.

Aaron Nagel

Aaron Nagel is a painter currently showing at Shooting Gallery in SF. He is entirely self taught which will blow your mind when you see his beautiful use of color and subtle typeography hidden in his works. His current series is about guilt and power.

Check it out here.

Amelie Hegardt

Amelie Hegardt does really cool fashion illustration that has a really unique and erotic spin on it. She has a beautifully distressed messy style too ala Ralph Steadman.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Triborodesign is a design group out of nyc. They've just published their triboro leftovers, a project that created new art out of castoff images from past projects. There are some really great visuals in here that would have been a sad loss had they been just tossed.

Check them out here.

Jeff Canham

Jeff Canham is an artist from SanFran who is single handedly bringing back old school saloon style hand painted signs. He also happens to create art for galleries as well so you should look at it and get transported back in time. He does some really beautiful typographic work.

Check it out here.

Martin Machado

Martin Machado is an all around artist who's main focus has been on the sea. He's spent some time sailing around the world as a deckhand on container ships. He paints and photographs a lot of his experiences on board and on shore. These photos are a great glimpse into a world rarely seen by most and they have a really beautiful quality to them as well.

Check them out here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rebecca Ward

A lot of artists these days are working with house hold objects more. Rebecca Ward is someone who's really taken that to a new and more beautiful level. She creates installations using grids and patterns made from duct tape and electrical tape. Her newest project is at the Kate Spade store in NYC. It's her second collaboration with the designer. Keep an eye out for a lot more from her.

Check it out here.