Colasa: Graffiti with a Twist

Stenciling can get a bit repetitive. Thank god there’s a new and twisted mind that comes around every so often to brighten things up a bit…or rather, to anhiliate any lightness within sight. Its 6 feet under for the old…and the tombstone – images with such haunting beauty that you never once feel sorry for their ancestors resting in the ground.ImageImageImageImage

 

Dig a little deeper…bring a shovel: http://www.bluecanvas.com/colasa

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Transmetropolitan

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I would offer a description of this comic, but a lot of sources have already said it better than I possibly could. Nevertheless, its style of story-telling and the cyberpunk graphics offer a source of inspiration to any aspiring illustrator. There’s nothing like a good comic book that sends the right message.

Speaking of those sources: http://www.vertigocomics.com/graphic-novels/transmetropolitan-vol-1-back-on-the-street

Metamorphosis – Franz vs. Hunter

Yes, its just an advertisement, but as far as advertisements go its one of the better ones out there! Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson. A recipe for disaster with the potential to be brilliant. And by brilliant, I mean it will mess with your head – if not through the fast paced, disoriented monologue then through the morphing illustrations on the screen. Just try to forget the half drawn face – the dark shaded aviators, the fisherman’s hat and the long skinny cigarette burning a red rose into the monitor. It hits the spot…”with an eerie accuracy.”Image

Click here for the Video:  http://vimeo.com/38439464

Grzegorz Domaradzki: Graphic Design/Illustration

Digital and analogue art meeting half way: the result speaks for itself.

The black and white cross hatching – the deeds of the hand – and the clean, slick look of the computer generated colors – the deeds of countless little pixels – combine to create the perfect world of imagination. Grzegorz Domaradzki’s portfolio is a clash of colors and grays. The pieces hold power, the expressions are flawless, unspoiled and truthful – each face a mirror of internal conflict, love, betrayal…

Clicking on each project, one can see the detailed approach used by the artist. He seamlessly combines graphic elements with fine art – the cyborg realm in perfect harmony with the human one.

For more information: http://www.behance.net/Anzelmgabz, http://www.iamgabz.com/