Mural Advertisment Painters, Manhattan

Interesting 10 minute documentary on the ad muralist of Manhattan.

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

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Andrew DeGraff

A few great recent pieces from our overly talented friend, Andrew DeGraff. We can’t get over just how freaking good he is.


Style Icon: Cubism

It’s been a while since I posted a Style Icon, but it’s now Resort 2012 time, so I thought I’d better get busy! First up, Oscar de la Renta’s new collection, which I’m 99% sure he must have based on the Cubist movement, pioneered by  Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

See more Style Icons HERE.

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Yosuke Yamaguchi Watercolors

There’s something about the watercolors of Yosuke Yamaguchi that is sort of eerie, which I love.

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Amazing Polish Movie Posters

I’ve been kind of obsessing over Polish movie posters recently (see yesterday’s Style Icon), and I can’t stop wondering how Photoshop always wins when there are amazing posters like these being made!  Here are a few of my favorites, although I could post about 100 more.

From the top: The Blues Brothers, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, Fatal Attraction, Eyes Wide Shut, Sunset Boulovard, Rosemary’s Baby, & Gremlins

See more HERE.

Hidden Paintings (from the depths of my computer)

I’ve been in the process of completely redoing my illustration site, and weeding through the disorganized image folders on my computer.  Needless to say, it’s taking me forever.

The only fun part about it is rediscovering images of older paintings (all since sold) I never or forgot to post on my site/blog.  It’s kind of like pulling out that box of old clothes from you closet and finding a few keepers!  Here’s a few:

The Travelers (aka: The Hairy Curtains), acrylic on wood, sister to this

Indian, Elephant, Bird, Dog, acrylic on wood

Whippersnappers, acrylic on wood

Seven Minutes of Heaven, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin (not a great scan of this one..)

Oral Surgery, acrylic on wood

Naughty Vintage SciFi Novels

These are pretty amazing.  Too bad you can’t get illustration work like this anymore.. I would love it if I got a job to illustrate something entitled Those Sexy Saucer People.  Dream job!

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Glacier Graffiti

This is most likely Photoshopped, but still kind of  interesting.


ELLE Girl Korea (teenage Kiersten screams, ‘OMG!’)

I was so honored to be contacted by ELLE Girl Korea for a feature in their December issue.  I answered a few questions for them, but I’m not sure what they ended up using, since reading a second language hasn’t ever been my strong point.  :)  It still makes my inner teenager squeal with joy though.

And I have to say, it’s been a while since I picked up a teen fashion magazine, but boy,  have things sure upgraded!  I was seriously impressed with the elaborate photoshoots and beautiful spreads.

Anyone read Korean?

UPDATE:  A lovely reader translated this for me in the comments below.. I think the text going from English to Korean back to English, a few things got lost in translation, but I think you can get the gist of it.

Style Icon: Matt Leines

I’ve been such a huge fan of Matt Leines work ever since I participated in a few group shows with him a few years ago.  When I saw the new collection from Holly Fulton as past of London Fashion Week, it reminded me somewhat of the color, pattern, and shapes Matt uses frequently in his work.

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Scott C’s Great Showdowns

Scott C. has been one of my favorite artists ever since I was introduced to his work a few years ago.  It’s cute, smart, and hilarious.  He recently started a site for his Great Showdowns, which he updates frequently, and keeps me beyond entertained.  Here are some of my favorites:

Brecht Vandenbroucke

As you know by now, I have a very hard time editing things I like.. Every computer I have owned eventually gets so crammed full of clipped images, it starts acting like it’s elderly.  Anyway, when I first saw Brecht Vandenbroucke‘s work, I was instantly in love.  I have so many favorites, there’s absolutely no way for me to trim this down.

Even still, I highly recommend checking out his Flickr site.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We thought we’d start the celebration a little early with a little WWII and Korean War nose art. Nose art is an old tradition of artwork placed on the nose of military planes, most especially the bomber planes of WWII.   Most of the images were pinups, ranging from really well done Vargas-girl copies to cheesy Betty Boop types.


Jeremy Geddes

Holy holy! I was so confused when I first saw this piece by the amazingly talented Jeremy Geddes, and it said “paintings by..”, b/c I could have sworn it was a photograph.  Definitely check out his site for more beauties like these.

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Another Dimension

Opening tomorrow, May 20th, Gallery 1988 LA presents Another Dimension, a  Twilight Zone Tribute show!  50+ artists  were invited to base 1-3 pieces on their favorite episodes.  Below is one of my pieces based on the Eye of the Beholder episode, our pal Andrew Degraff’s piece based on 5 Characters in Search of an Exit and finally, my favorite ABC’s poster ever, by the talented Dave Perillo.

The Unveiling, Kiersten Essenpreis

Andrew Degraff

Dave Perillo

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