Sam Gibbons is a Baltimore based fine artist who received a BFA at Kent State University and MFA at Hunter College in New York who creates brilliant painting and installation work. With a strong inspiration in pop art and cartoon images, Gibbons’ intricate and detailed aesthetic is juxtaposed beautifully with often soft colour palettes.
Mrzyk & Moriceau are an illustration duo who live by the saying “A drawing a day keeps the doctor away.” M&M create hilariously clever illustrations that often poke fun at our social culture and its addictions such as our phones. All drawings are created in with simple contouring and black and white colour palette, which get the point across so effectively.
Alex Solis is an artist currently residing in Chicago, IL. working at Threadless, Married to an awesome wife Cathy, has two kids : Alexis and Levi, and a huge pit-bull named Chato. Whenever he’s not working on his illustration work and spending time with the family, he still finds time to participate in shows and competitions around the world as a b-boy.
Illustrators and cartoonists around the world are paying their respects to those killed in the horrific shooting that occurred at the offices of Paris-based satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed by the masked gunmen, including Charlie Hebdo’s editor and publisher Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, and three cartoonists Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard Verlhac. Many great illustrations and cartoons after the jump!
Spanish painter Deih is currently in Cape Verde where he was invited by the Sete Sois Sete Luas Street Art Festival to paint a new piece on the streets of Santo Antão. With help from his assistant DJO the two created a giant illustrative piece that hold an immense amount of detail within the line work.
One of our closest and dearest friends Justin Guenet has just released his second graphic novel under the name of “A Premise for Ottro.” The previous being titled “The Odderside.” Go grab it ONLINE if you can and if you’re in Montreal attend the launch party. More pics after they jump!