Valentin Leonida turns our inside world out with his series ‘Heads’ in which he expresses a variety of emotions in sharp and significant drawings.
Category Archives: Illustration
The Rejected Emojis Tumblr is a graveyard of emojis that didn’t make it to our phones – a magnificent gallery of what could have been. FunnyOrDie contributors Jesse Benjamin, Darryl Gudmundson and Avery Monsen started this Tumblr for World Emoji Day, filled with the surreal, sinister and often bizarre Emojis that could have been.
Japanese painter Xhxix‘ true identity is something kept hidden, but all we know is that he creates intriguing digital portraits. They are images full of raw emotion and fragmented nuance, often depicting boys who seem in a state of depression.
‘Super Pixel Quest‘ reinterprets the traditional frame-by-frame comic in a new medium: your internet browser. As the story develops, the black and white panels eventually fill up your entire screen and demonstrate the versatility of both mediums. Created by French artist Emmanuel Espinasse, the comic is an captivating story of gnomes and heroes.
Typographical artist Pieter Ceizer is currently exhibiting at L’Impremimerie in Paris with his ‘Love Letters’ show. This series reflects Ceizer’s empowering & uplifting spirit as well as a more darker side of the artist and his work.
Eric Yahkner studied journalism before launching into the Fine Arts.He is also a former animator who worked on the production of the South Park film ‘Bigger, Longer & Uncut’. Although his practice has since diverged, with the artist now creating large-scale photorealistic images in colour pencil, they have retained a satirical edge. His works offer a witty yet politically charged approach to contemporary American culture and politics.
David Delruelle is a collage artist who was born in Brussels in 1988. He travels to visit different markets and second-hand bookshop to find old magazines and books from which he cuts pictures and reconstructing them into a new piece of art. By combining cutout imagery from historical artworks, sculptures, and anatomical diagrams with other antiquated ephemera, Delruelle creates a blend of realms aimed at getting us to rethink the images we see on a daily basis. He takes the art form to another level by crossing genres and often creating a slightly absurd contrast between our glorified body and our almost alien inner-workings.
In his radical reassembly of photographic imagery, Matt Lipps (born in northern California in 1975) exploits the inherent possibilities of appropriation to generate new meanings and relationships.His 2008 series Home affixed contoured cut-outs of Ansel Adam’s pristine, monumental landscapes to cardboard backing and propped them on a tabletop in front of a background composed out of multi-toned photographs of the artist’s childhood home. By placing certain landscape formations next to certain rooms, Lipps creates ‘portraits through landscape’ of several family members, including himself. Born and still living in California, Lipps recognizes that he lives in “the capital of that image producing media industry (Hollywood)”.
“If I wasn’t a cartoonist, I’d probably be a farmer,” Jesse Jacobs, a thirty-two-year-old cartoonist who works on the animated series ‘Adventure Time’ and who lives near Toronto, Canada, says. Jacobs’s new book of comics, ‘Safari Honeymoon,’ has recently been published by Koyama Press:
Join a pair of young newlyweds as they descend deep into a mysterious forest, encountering unknown creatures and unimaginable landscapes. Amongst the unusual flora and fauna, they discover within themselves something more strange and terrible than any sight their safari has to offer. Safari Honeymoon is a tale of jungle love and jungle madness.