Category Archives: Awesome Artwork!

Artist Spotlight: Mark Pernice

Source: Matic Design Mark Pernice, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, created a mask of his own face for a self promotional poster. He used Apple’s Photo Booth as inspiration to create a tangible face in a real environment. He says, “Using Photo Booth on the mask itself may create some sort of paradoxal […]

Artist Spotlight: Shy the Sun

Source: http://shythesun.tv Shy the Sun combines hand-made and computer generated artwork to create detailed, imaginative videos. They post how they made each video so you can see their process from start to finish. You can check out their videos here or on their website.

Video on the Loose

LA Freewaves, an LA-Based new media arts organization celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Lacma on June 26, 2010. The arts festival featured over 20 artists’ videos that “move, amuse and bewilder”, produced over the past two decades. Lacma’s towering palm trees and Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” sculpture, and provided a nice ambiance to the […]

Eyewriter

Sources: http://eyewriter.org, http://www.alsa.org The EyeWriter is an awesome, inspirational research collaboration between Members of Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks, the Graffiti Research Lab, the Ebeling Group, and Tony Quan, an LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist. Together, they are building an open-source, low-cost eye tracking system that will allow patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

Artist Spotlight: Levente Peterffy

Source: http://www.leventep.com I came across this guy’s stuff, and thought it was pretty awesome. Matte painting has always interested me, this guy makes it look effortless. Here is a very detailed tutorial on his process. He’s also posted an .abr set of the brushes he uses in his artwork, which you can download here. How […]

Artist Spotlight: Scrojo

Source: http://www.scrojo.com/Posters.html Here is a very small sampling of artwork by Illustrator Scrojo. He’s done a poster for nearly every band that has played at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, my hometown. Check out the other hundreds of posters here, and shell out a couple bucks for one.

Artist Spotlight: Ragnar

Source: http://www.littlecartoons.com and http://www.ragnarama.com and http://symptomatica.blogspot.com/ LittleCartoons.com says:  Brandon Ragnar Johnson makes stuff. Pictures, paintings, books, cartoons, toys, fonts and other things. When not making stuff he’s with his wife Jill and their three children: Oliver, Izzy and Monty. If he’s not making stuff or spending time with his family he’s, probably fishing or reading […]

Logos I Wish I’d Done

Source: http://www.brandstack.com

Artist Spotlight: Kseniya Simonova

Source: http://www.jawbone.tv/featured/2-featured/156-tales-in-the-sand-kseniya-simo She could’ve won the “Ukraine’s Got Hot Girls” competition, but instead won for her incredible talent of painting with sand. Very cool stuff!

Artist Spotlight: Dan Mumford

Source: http://www.dan-mumford.com/ DanMumford.com says: Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator/designer/screenprinter working out of his studio in central London, Goodge street, and screenprint studio in Dalston. I say: WOW! Check out this sampling of artwork from Dan Mumford. I’m very impressed by what I saw on his website. I am confident should you visit, you will […]

Artist Spotlight: Meggs

Source: http://houseofmeggs.com HouseOfMeggs.com says: Growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Meggs’ early artistic development was influenced by the cartoons, comics & sci-Fi films of the 1980’s. Fuelling his vivid imagination and creating a passion for superheroes, fantasy characters and bold colourful graphics, such as those found on toy packaging and video covers. This […]

Artist Spotlight: Andy Howell

Source: http://www.andyhowell.com Zazzle says: Andy Howell’s roots are simple: skateboarding, surfing, drawing, painting, punk rock, hip-hop. He grew up immersed in the 80’s Virginia and DC punk scenes, making ‘zines, traveling up and down the east coast for skate contests and building ramps with his friends in every place they could find. Late nights of […]

Artist Spotlight: McBess

Source: http://www.mcbess.com I recently came across one of McBess’ jams, and was impressed. Then I saw another one, and I got more impressed. Then I saw the following video he created, and I became super impressed. Please, do yourself a favor and view his artwork here. His minimalist Flash website is very cool as well. […]

Artist Spotlight: Paul Linsley

Source: http://paul-linsley-interview.blogspot.com/ I was reading one of my favorite blogs:  http://characterdesign.blogspot.com/ , and came across some pretty radical artwork by artist Paul Linsley. CharacterDesign.blogspot.com says: I was born on the road and spent most of my life moving around the United States. I went on to explore Mexico and Europe for a few years, drawing […]

Artist Spotlight: Evan Hecox

Source: http://www.evanhecox.com I’ve been a huge fan of Evan Hecox for a while now, ever since he started creating designs for Girl and Chocolate skateboard companies.  Since then, he’s become somewhat of an idol. His typographic style is amazing as well.

Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Maestre

Source: http://www.jennifermaestre.com/ JenniferMaestre.com says: To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. The beading technique I rely on most is peyote stitch. I’m inspired by animals, plants, other art, Ernst […]

Artist Spotlight: Dave Kinsey

Source: http://www.kinseyvisual.com KinseyVisual.com says: Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic […]

Artist Spotlight: Themrock

Source: http://themrock.deviantart.com/ Themrock is Dirk Erik Shulz, a 26 year-old comic book artist from Germany. If I had this much steez at 26, I’d be a very happy person. His art is similar to John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy, but very unique in it’s own right. Make sure you check out the shark […]