Schoolism teacher Jason Seiler is an award winning artist with a humorous style and sound technique. His portraits capture ‘that special something’ which makes them intriguing and engaging. Jason’s clients make for an impressive list and include Time Magazine, Penguin Group, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. To see more visit his excellent website and his agent’s, Richard Solomon. I love that Susan Boyle piece!
Jasper Wong is an artist/illustrator hailing from in Hawai‘i. His work has been exhibited world-wide and published in magazines including Communication Arts, Hi-Fructose, Complex, Vice, and Juxtapoz. Mr. Wong also founded the Hong Kong gallery, Above Second and another in Honolulu called Loft in Space. Not stopping there, Jasper Wong is also creator and lead director of Pow Wow Hawaii, a non-profit organization of contemporary artists, and a community art centre called Lana Lane Studios, which is a combination of private studio spaces and a fully functional art school for the youth of Hawai‘i.
With all these great endeavours aside, Jasper Wong’s illustration style is an unmatched interpretation of pop-culture with an Asian influence. Recurring characters, such as Mr. T and Chairman Mao, and themes, such as amputation and rainbows, creative unsettling but humours narratives. His more recent work, using paint, are much more frantic and expressive but thankfully equally as strange. Be sure to check out more of his work on his website.
Tom LaBaff resides in Florida, USA. Interestingly, he began his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he stayed for 10 years. During this period, he worked on classics such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Recently, his credits include Rio and Ice Age 4. Animation aside, Tom is also an accomplished illustrator, with clients including The Wall Street Journal, Scholastic and Mac World. His illustrations are both intelligent and full of humour, with sketchy, loose and natural line-work to be admired. See more excellent work on his website.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, now would be a good time to order gifts and cards. For anyone who’s into Star Wars, PJ’s ‘Yoda Cupid’ card could be just what you’re looking for…If not, PJ also has some fantastic giclee prints available, such as his Brigitte Bardot.
Thanks for getting in touch, PJ.
Russian pin-up king Waldemar Kozak was a nice find. His work is humorous, sexy and punchy. He is an incredibly talented painter and I believe he also uses airbrushing techniques. He uses typography on occasion, sparingly and well placed. I’m also impressed by the way he captures cars, planes and other machinery; he makes it look easy! I think Waldemar would make a great Bond movie poster, don’t you?
I highly recommended the short trip over to his website and hope you enjoy the long stay.