GRACEFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY HILDA PALAFOX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mexico City based Hilda Palafox aka Poni‘s work is nostalgic, feminine and childlike. It is influenced by the work of artists such as Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Ryder, Toshio Saeki, among others. She uses pencil, watercolor, felt tip or acrylic paint to craft absorbing illustrations that often contain the female form. She creates gentle balances amongst colors and black and white. She enjoys mixing and matching techniques, for each piece the results are always held together by gracefulness.

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While studying design at The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico she started posting her work online. She has since worked as an editorial illustrator for many different magazines but in recent years decided to break away from commercial work and has just worked on creating her own unique style.

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‘A WHOLE NEW WORLD’ BY JAMIYLA LOWE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jamiyla Lowe is a Toronto based illustrative artist who concentrates on drawing and screen printing. Her series ‘A Whole New World’ centers around five fictionalized civilizations who each inhabit a nightmarish fantasy world. The inhabitants experience uncertainty, joy, lust, and indifference all while trying to ensure survival in their own distinctive environments.

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EXCELLENT GIFS BY STEPHEN VUILLEMIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Excellent illustrations and gif-work from London based multi-talented artist Stephen Vuillemin. Stephen has elevated the art of the animated GIF by producing work specifically for that format, and subsequently, has been commissioned by art directors to create animated GIFs to run in online publications.

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Vuillemin has been crafting bold and exciting work mixing illustration, comics, and animation, with no order of preference. His compositions include opulent palettes, where sci-fi meets fashion and lifestyle, on a sometimes vulgar, sometimes grandiose mode.

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Jeremy Fish’s “It Was a Very Good Year” 2011 Calendar

2011 is almost upon us, and if you believe that the world is going to end in 2012 because the Mayan’s stopped counting after a certain point, well then, 2011 is your last chance to make it count.  So to help you in your quest to ‘make it count’ we’re releasing a 2011 calendar designed by Jeremy Fish – where you can notch the days one by one as they slip away into the apocalypse…

The calendar measure 5.25″ x  6.75″ and is made accordion style with it’s own slip case and stand.  Each month features images of Jeremy’s surreal creations and illustrations taken directly from their original screen-prints.   Check it here.

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