Category Archives: Favorite

All time personal favorite artists or works that directly inspire me.

William Blake

Author and artist, and damn good at both. Hopefully we all know Blake already but for those that were not luck enough to grow up with his poetry, go make up for lost time. Also his illustration is magnificent and … Continue reading

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Eyvind Earle

“The passing of Eyvind Earle leaves a hollow place in the art world’s firmament. The artists who occupy a space all their own are few. He was one of that exclusive number. We can be thankful for his uniqueness, his … Continue reading

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LIMBO

Here’s an amazing game that I discovered recently. (Yeah I’m behind the times in gaming. Sue me.) This striking game is all in black and white and has an eerie soft focus that gives it a sublime beauty and creepy … Continue reading

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Retro-Futuristic Monuments in Ex-Yugoslavia

Okay, THESE are cool. These sculptures are right up my ally, I don’t know about you. Dark, mysterious, otherworldly, supremely awesome. NOT TO MISS. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/retrofuturistic-monuments-in?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

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Alphonse Mucha

Art nouveau: love it or hate it? I’ve been hearing from some of my art school comrades that they utterly detest art nouveau as a movement. Is this the general consensus? I know I take a particular liking to it, … Continue reading

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Brian Froud

Seen “The Dark Crystal?” Pretty much Brian Froud and Jim Henson teaming up and going crazy. Froud is all about mystical, organic, fantastical illustration. His stuff is highly detailed and intricate. Extremely gorgeous and impressive. Easily a favorite. http://www.worldoffroud.com/

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Machinarium

Okay, I know I already posted about Amanita Design but this deserves it’s own post. I have fallen madly in love this this little point and click game. It’s chock-full of charm, brain teasers, and beautiful background environments. So this … Continue reading

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Dwarf Animation Studio

You may or may not already know of a boxy brown sharp-toothed character called Domo, who has become something of a Japanese icon, but believe it or not he finds his origins in a charming little stop motion animation from … Continue reading

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D.B. Johnson

I had the good fortune to happen upon his work in the Brattleboro Art Museum in Vermont a while back and was taken by wonderful children’s book illustration. Particularly his book “Palazzo Inverso” inspired by M.C. Escher was very inspiring. … Continue reading

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Lebensader

I believe this film by Angela Steffen was a senior project done at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany, but you can find out for yourself on her website. All I know is I saw this film last year (which also … Continue reading

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