Jake Gagne









One of the best and original photographers I know, and a friend of mine as well! Honestly, he can make the most mundane objects into these complicated, abstract works of art, and he never does those crappy macro shots of flowers. His photos from Israel are stunning, and several will be featured in the magazine this month (which, knock on wood, should be coming out in under 3 weeks time!)

http://jake1313.deviantart.com/gallery

Thanksgiving

Whipped something up for you guys in the midst of baking a pie

Happy thanksgiving everyone! What are you thankful for? (Other than my wonderful family and friends, thanks to all you guys reading this!)

I'll be pretty busy but I'll try and post some work up to keep you inspired over this little break.
Pleasant Holidays!

E

Andrew Bell





Andrew bell is an 18 year old collage artist from Illinois, just getting started in the art world. He's definitely still getting his footing as far as the medium goes, but I think he has an interesting take that could develop into something unique. Here's what he had to say about himself:

I enjoy the pleasure of recombining and controlling the images, generally through manicure scissors and a glue stick, though I sometimes use a printer or computer. I like the pretense of art with religious or mystical imagery; art that is motivated by or created by some 'other' state of mind. I take inspiration from a large variety of art but I especially like the works of American and Japanese 60's poster artists and surrealist photomontages.
By directly cutting out and 'claiming' an image I find fascinating/exciting it empowers the collage with the same feeling, enhanced or controlled by the other images. Each element added around these central themes make a new whole that tries to combine or purify some trait in the original picture I found exciting. I like my art to feature reoccurring images and pictures, each picture as a sort of hieroglyphic. I hope this isn't too pretentious/too much information or not the right kind, but I thought I'd give a bit of information on how/why I make the things I've shown you.



http://andrewbellart.livejournal.com/

Olinwena






Not sure of her real name, but I love Olinwena's style and color palettes. I do love the Poles...

Amber Seegmiller







Amber Seegmiller, also known as ambird, has a really interesting and fun style. I love the little detail texture work she does with paint pens and micro black pens, and I think the black and white looks so nice on the cardboard she often draws on. Her watercolors are great as well. She customizes moleskines as well, so if you ever want a funky little book to carry around, hit her up!
http://ambird.deviantart.com/

Maarten Donders






http://www.maartendonders.com/

Spectacular work!

Charmaine Olivia







http://charmaineolivia.com/

Krayola Eater: Dex Fernandez

Love the faded dark colors, especially with the white on the old photos. Really great gouache work as well. More here.
- Elizabeth







Brock Davis

I've been following Brock for a pretty long time, but I figured since his year of MSCE is almost up, I'd finally write about him! His recent doodles that I'm posting are adorable, silly and absolutely hilarious, but has such a wide variety of design skills. He's one of my favorite artists right now, so I really encourage you to check out his website and decide for yourself. You can literally spend an hour looking at his stuff and never see the same thing twice. And who doesn't love visual puns? Nobody, that's who.
- Elizabeth








Jennifer Strunge for Cotton Monster







http://www.cottonmonster.com/

Linzie Hunter's Spam One Liners

I love love LOVE Linzie Hunter's book of illustrated spam postcards. Her hand lettering is amazing, not to mention her fantastic sense of humor. 
- Elizabeth







and some examples of her other lettering work