Hypnotize Art
Illustrator Spotlight: Lisa Kogawa
Drawings / December 14, 2014

Illustrator Lisa Kogawa was born and raised in Japan and is currently living and working in Los Angeles. Really nice variety of styles. More images below.                    

Chaz Bojorquez
Calligraphy / December 13, 2014

An interview with Chaz Bojorquez. His calligraphy is beautiful, I could watch him paint all day. I wish people would make videos like this without cutting away to the talking head and just show the letters being created from beginning to end. Watch the video below! via:

Douglas Melini
New York / December 12, 2014

Paintings by New York-based artist Douglas Melini. More images below.          

Goodbye Vancouver, Hello New York!
New York / December 12, 2014

I mentioned last week that I was invited out to and I just made the last minute decision to go! I’ll be there for the rest of the week so I’ll be updating you from over there! Here’s what I’ll be looking at during the flight. Talk soon!

Korean artist Jee Young Lee transforms studio into incredible scenes (No Photoshop!!!)
Inst Ations / December 11, 2014

    ”   These images by Korean artist Jee Young Lee win the award for most elaborate self-portraits created without any digital manipulation. The artist spends several weeks at a time transforming her studio space into these incredible sets inspired by events from her life or Korean fables. Jee Young Lee is the designer, performer, and photographer. She does everything! I do find it a bit sad though, that after all her hard work we can only experience these as flat images. See lots more images of her work below!                              

Artist Spotlight: Gemma O’Brien
Designer / December 9, 2014

I’ve been bugging artist/typographer Gemma O’Brien for images from her show “Hiatus” at China Heights (Sydney, Australia) for awhile. Everything I saw through her Instagram @mrseaves101 looked incredible. She sent over a bunch of process and install shots so you can see just how much work went into it. Have a look below!                                                                          

Pictoplasma NYC Event / Ticket and Book Giveaway
New York / December 7, 2014

The conference is less than a month away! It’s gonna be incredible! I’ve got tickets to the event for someone who really wants ’em! You’ll have to be in the New York area (or be able to drive there) to snag ’em, but for everyone else I’ve got a copy of Pictoplasma’s new  book! Take a look at the book below! If you want to snag the book or the tickets leave a comment below! Tell me the name of your favourite cartoon character when you were growing up. If you are in the New York area please put (NEW YORK) after your comment to be eligible to win the tickets to the event! This giveaway is now closed! Congrats to Simone Bataille and Terrah Bretherton! Please check your inboxes!!!

Animation of the Day: Joshua Davis Texture Mapping “See” by Tycho
Animation / December 6, 2014

Designer Joshua Davis has been creating some really cool visuals lately, experimenting with texture mapping (2D image wrapped onto a 3D object). Here he uses Tycho’s “See” video as the source and the results are way more interesting than the original Tycho video. Watch the experiment below.