Yes, I know: it’s been months since my last post. You’d think there’d be no good reason for such a lapse, barring some near-fatal disease, a honeymoon overseas, or tax season. None of these suffice.
The one thing that makes sense of this entire mess (aside from my just being incredibly busy) is that I’ve been saving all my postworthy blogs for something truly THAT good. Today I found it.
Daniel Danger, a name only a 40s gumshoe detective could love: he walked into my office like a thug pandering blow in back alley corners, and hit like a former middleweight remembering his pre-success junior high acne. That’s how I felt (kinda) when I first saw this poster at OMG Posters. I just sat there for a moment taking in the strokes, the colors, the mood and feel of this scene. It really stopped me in my swivel, high-back faux-leather office chair.
It’s put me on a hunt of other Daniel Danger prints, and there are a good number, each with this distinctly similar feel. Dark. Moody. High contrast, with some light providing a patina for the scene’s raw emotion. I believe one can only get a print for this by going to one of the Why? concerts where they’re sold. I need to find a friend willing to go, just so I can pay their ticket, pay their gas, pay their overnight binge just to get me one of these prints.
Yes, I’m that desperate.
This is freakin’ amazing. You’re lucky I care enough to even tell you about it (that’s how I feel).
Tucked away in the reader art section of Juxtpoz‘s website was this little gem. Don’t know anything about Chris, but I’m digging his bear image most. Maybe it’s the blue, maybe it’s the voracious bear… or both. You can see more on his FaceBook album here (screenshot enclosed below).
Just recently came across another compendium website for graphic visuals called Insomnio.org. Loads of cool stuff tucked into the crevases between normal and junky stuff (my opinion) but I’ve collected some of my favs for you. Enjoy!
Speaking of Art is useless if one doesn’t feel anything. Simple and beautiful piece by jmonzani
Glitch, 3d abstract illustration by another talented artist at deviantart: Jesar
Richard Sarson has been going in circles for some time. And he’s gotten very good at it. He’s a designer, but for these pieces I don’t know if you can label him illustrator, or an artist, or…? Regardless, he’s very, very good at using a drawing compass and making beautiful rings on paper.
Andrea Joseph’s sketchblog is so amazingly full of the best drawing art I’ve seen in a long time… it was refreshing to go thru her pages. I love the blue ink color in most of her art. It’s amazing. See it here.