Friday, March 21, 2008

Mid-20th Century Matchbox Labels

A lot of incredible matchbox labels from the 50s and 60s, mostly from Eastern Europe, on Flickr courtesy of Mariad (who has some other nice photo sets as well). Enjoy!

Matchbox Labels

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sam Weber

There's a calm, frozen quality to Sam Weber's art, like a pond of ice, but just underneath that ice is a scene of intriguing terror. Sam finds beauty in blood and vacant stares. His work is a muted wash of monochrome colors with slashes of detailed branches or hair running through like Japanese brush strokes. A bit disturbing but you can't tear your eyes away.

Sam Weber is married to the fabulous artist, Jillian Tamaki.

Sam Paints - Sam Weber's site
Sam Weber at Lines and Colors
Sam Weber at Illustration Mundo
Sam Weber at Drawn

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Joy Ang

Joy Ang is a very young illustrator, still exploring her style, but producing such wonderful work that one can easily predict a great future. Her color, form, and composition are tight, unique, delightful, and just feels right. Keep an eye on her.

Joy Ang's website
Joy Ang's prints