Ray Pettibon

 

If the name Ray Pettibon sounds familiar to you, there may be a few reasons why:
1. His association with his brother’s band, Black Flag. He not only named them but designed the distinctive four bar logo.
2. His album cover artwork, like Sonic Youth’s Goo.
3. His prominence in the early 1980s in the southern California punk rock scene.

From an art perspective, Pettibon is known for his comic-like illustrations, usually done in India ink on paper, that often include violent or anti-authoritarian subject matter. In later years he’s also used collage in his works. I’m especially drawn to this collection of surf culture illustrations that was on display at Venus over Manhattan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Beeman

 

Kelly Beeman‘s unmistakable illustration style is such an inspiration. The Brooklyn-based, self-taught artist has a diverse body of work, from simple black and white contour drawings of nudes to watercolor paintings full of mundane objects and contradictions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Dziadosz

 

Barbara Dziadosz is a freelancing illustrator from Hamburg, Germany who specializes in printmaking, editorial, illustrated recipes, and character design. Two subjects she returns to again and again are eloquently posed hands holding various flora and different species of insects, both captured in a flat 2D style that I’m partial to. (And that snake? Yeah, I’d love it tattooed on my ribcage.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Petra Eriksson

 

Petra Eriksson is a Swedish illustrator and artist who currently calls Barcelona home. Bright colors, sparse but bold patterns, and the ability to capture the faces of strangers she finds on Pinterest are her hallmarks. By altering their expression, hair and skin color, or clothing she’s able to make them anyone she wishes in her own style.

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Emma Repp

 

This may sound out there, but Emma Repp‘s illustrations remind me a bit of Van Gogh. Her bright, highly patterned art portrays the monotony and adaptation that play out in everyday life. Layer upon layer of handmade and digital elements pull together to create a whimsical slice-of-life style.

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Jeremy Booth

 

Jeremy Booth‘s illustrations are bold, colorful, and full of influence from the 60s. His pop art style favors hard edges, lots of highlights and shadows, and at the end of the day it’s all beautifully simple. The images here are all digital illustrations, but the Louisville, Kentucky-based Booth also creates paintings with a similar look and feel.

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Print Edition: May 2018

Wildflowers of Texas by Leah Duncan

 

Pink and Orange Forever by Stephanie Henderson

 

Whole As I Am by Frances Cannon

 

Perceptive Dream by 83 Oranges

 

Times New Romantic by barrakuz

 

Pallettable Painting by Adam Hillman

 

Sweater Struggles by Rebecca Flattley

 

Summer Storm Abstract by Erika Firm

 

Evergreen Escape by Belle & Union (check out the entire series!)

 

Kiss Me by Angela Chrusciaki Blehm

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