Who are these giant creatures looming over towns and forests in the night? They are some of the odd and playful creations from Matt Forsythe's illustrations. Forsythe has done some seriously cool work in comics and on a show called Adventure Time (maybe you’ve heard of it). I love these wondrous delights he has been posting recently on his blog... Dream-like environments with melancholic colors and tons of whimsically serene little details surrounding the mysterious giants.See them all » Read More »
Have you ever heard of cheese dreams? I was told by a reliable source (a guy I met at a party once) that if you eat a slice of cheese before bed you're guaranteed the wildest, wackiest dreams of your life. I'm not sure if there's a correlation between the more cheese you eat before bed and the crazier your dreams are… but I tried it a few month ago with a handful of mozzarella and I can confirm that yes, things did get weird in slumber land that night!
Anyhow, when I look at Kasia Hugstoli's doodlings, that's what I wonder. Does she eat a lot of cheese before bed? Because there's something so dreamy and weird about her simple marks on paper. They feel certain, too. As if she just wakes up from a cheese dream, grabs a pen, and has to jot down this visual as quick as she can, knowing that in a few seconds it'll all be forgotten and she'll slip back into the real world.
Enjoy! (preferably with a slice of cheese in hand)
Beautiful works by Rithika Merchant. Whimsical drawings broken into tiled sheets of paper. Her art all seems to be part of the same wild dream. If you like these, then you should also dive into the "exhumed books" section of her site, where she manipulates used books, found objects and old maps into fascinating and three-dimensional compositions.Read More »
When asked, Irena Zablotska defines her work as "elegant horror." I must admit it's the perfect description. She draws beautiful, floating characters that all seem to be hiding something, and it leaves you with a complete sense of foreboding when you take to examine the drawing more.
Another favorite thing of mine, is her statement that among other (more obvious) things, she draws much of her inspiration "in dreams that have not come true."
Get lost in her work as I have, and you will soon find yourself quite the fan of this Ukrainian born illustrator who also goes by the name of joulu.Read More »