Category - Design

Dramatic graphite drawings by Karla Ortiz

San Francisco-based Karla Ortiz works as a concept artist at Marvel Film Studios. But when she’s not in the office, she taps into her fine art ambitions to produce amazing surreal illustrations in graphite. A timelapse video released by the artist shows her process as she creates one of her hauntingly beautiful drawings. A hooded woman is...

Nick Knight’s haunting Alexander McQueen video short

Nick Knight's haunting Alexander McQueen video short

Nick Knight, of “Bound 2” fame (uh uh, honey), is back with a short film honoring his friend and fashion phenom, the late Alexander McQueen. Meant to serve as an add-on to Knight’s full-length 2011 tribute, To Lee, With Love, Nick, the video is a hauntingly beautiful montage of models moving in McQueen creations. The women...

The pop surrealist paintings of Jeff Soto

In his latest series, Nightgardens, Jeff Soto explores contemporary landscape painting coupled with the idea of myth and the mysterious. The surreal images entice us into their fantastical worlds and give us reflection on our real life dilemmas, conflicts, and journeys into the unknown. Says Soto on his work: “Most of my visuals come from free...

The Revealing Paintings of Karen Ösp Pálsdóttir

Hello Everyone! My name is Karen Ösp Pálsdóttir, I am from Reykjavík but am currently based in Baltimore. I recently got my BFA from MICA. After graduation I went back to Iceland and painted for a few months. While I was in Iceland I made a small series of paintings for the band Halleluwah. They used the images as album art for their debut...

Awesome Surreal Illustrations by James Fenner

James Fenner, a current Pacific Northwest College of Art illustration student, has been drawing since he was a kid – he comes from a family of artists so creative expression seems to be in his blood. While he was into manga and anime in his earlier days, his style has since matured to focus more on shape, design and meaning. His most...