Allison Kunath

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A mixed bag of illustration projects from Venice, California-based Allison Kunath. The thing they all have in common? An underlying theme of connectivity, each one exploring different aspects of the word, such as connection to self, connection to others, and connection to nature.


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Abbey Lossing

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Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer Abbey Lossing has such a fun style, I love it. A lot of her work comes from her day job over at BuzzFeed, but her best advice to artists trying to get out there is to “make lots of art and put it on the internet” and I have to agree. Pick up one of Abbey’s prints in her shop!


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Carmen Segovia

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Carmen Segovia creates art that just begs for an imaginative backstory. Her muted illustrations capture moments that can only be described as in the thick of it, leaving you wondering what you just walked in on.


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Print Edition: June 2016


Boathouse Artifacts Taxonomy by Mandy Mohler Photography // Change of Plans by Playtype //
Earth by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. // Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph by Juan Miguel Marin
(all proceeds from this sale will help the children of Portoviejo) // El Cacto by J3 Production



Heart Anatomy by Art Kurka // High Five by Playtype // The Foothills by Jenny Tiffany //
Tin of Sardines by Ruth Broadway // Whale Scale by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.


Misato Suzuki

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Misato Suzuki was born in Japan and now resides in southern California. I think you can see elements of inspiration from both in each painting, whether it be the repetition of elements or the vibrant colors used.


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Karin Haas

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New York City-based artist Karin Haas creates these paintings and pastels that remind me of the sweltering southwestern United States. To me the lines are indicative of the shimmery waves on hot pavement, the color palette like the landscape.


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Margherita Morotti

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Italian illustrator Margherita Morotti works mainly with a mixture of indian ink, ecoline, gouache, and oil color when creating her powerful works of art. I can literally feel the angst and tension and everything else when looking at each piece.


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Sergio Membrillas

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Simplicity is underrated, and it would seem Valencia-based illustrator Sergio Membrillas would agree. Both his editorial pieces and posters are taken down to the bare minimum, letting our eyes decipher the simple shapes and bold colors for what they really are.


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