Kristin Lidstrom

 

I love the way illustrator and book designer Kristin Lidstrom uses color in her work. It ends up feeling like another subject, making the viewer stop and take notice of its specific presence in each of her creations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Toma Vagner

 

Toma Vagner is a Russian-born, New York-livin’ illustrator. Her works are inspired by Japanese graphic design, technical manuals, Russian constructivism, and an ongoing stationery obsession that I can very much relate to. Each of Toma’s pieces feels a little technical and experimental, which makes for some super interesting outcomes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ján Teplan

 

Ján Teplan is a Slovakian-born, London-based artist and architect who is often influenced by his surroundings and travel. His technical skills lend themselves well to the detail Ján incorporates into both his paintings and his illustrations. Isn’t it fantastic when one of our interests in life benefits another??

 

 

 

 

 

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Naji Chalhoub

 

Naji Chalhoub‘s ink illustrations for make for an incredible stop motion short – don’t you think? I really love their erratic nature, how each piece feels really haphazard at first but far more thought out and full of emotion once you really look.

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Olaf Hajek

 

Olaf Hajek is a German-based illustrator, painter, artist, and graphic designer who uses folk culture, mythology, religion, history, and geography to toe the line between imagination and reality. His works tend to end up feeling like pseudo-collages that suck the viewer into each and every detail, deeper and deeper through each layer.

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Camille Chew / Witch Series

 

Let’s start this Friday the 13th – in October, no less – with these kooky spooky fun illustrations from Camille Chew‘s Witch Series! If you look closely you’ll notice that each piece includes that particular witch’s familiar (familiar spirits are believed to be supernatural entities that assist witches in their practice of magic). I love the dark darks and electric neons she uses so much.

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Zach Montoya

 

Zach Montoya‘s illustrations have a definitive theme, one of heroines who seem to be constantly looking over their shoulder in anticipation of something malicious. The events often take place outdoors, with the subjects hiding in caves, crouching in the woods, or boating on a foggy lake. Perfect fodder for mystery!

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Jenna Andersen

 

I’m 100% certain that if Jenna Andersen‘s illustrations had been in any of my books growing up that they would have been my favorites. I love the way her work invites you into each story without a word, and how the faceless figures jump out from the brambly backgrounds.

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Print Edition: October 2017

If There’s Love in a House by The Bee & The Fox

 

Blue Art by Myriam Van Neste

 

Make Your Own Luck by Vincent Cousteau

 

Lyrical Embrace by Lynne Douglas

 

No Fun In Perfection by Jasmine Dowling

 

Solar System by Valhalla Studios

 

Mouth No.33 by Lisa Krannichfeld

 

This Divide Poster by Eleven5

 

Wing Tips by Lisa Congdon

 

Zoey by Jessica Buhman

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