1. Jasper Wong

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    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.

  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Anja Kroencke

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    Anja Kroencke was born in Austria. Since moving to New York in 1994, she has enjoyed working as a full-time illustrator, finding inspiration for her work in ‘The Big Apple’. Her elongated silhouette style figures and clever colour combinations gave her a lot of recognition in the late 90s, inspiring many other fashion illustrators along the way. Anja has collected numerous awards from The Society of Illustrators, The Art Directors Club New York and many more. Clients include British Airways, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Harvey Nichols, Mattel and Seiko.

  3. Souloff

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    Though vector artist Souloff works in colour, her black and white work is equally powerful. Her outlines are smooth and sensual, with fat black marker lines thrown in to great effect. You can see influence from night club flyers, and also graffiti ([particularly in some of the lettering). Her ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall’ series is inspired by fables and fairy tales, but with a modern twist. Do take a look at her website for more…

  4. Tom LaBaff

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    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.

  5. Peskimo

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    Jodie and David have been working under the name of Peskimo since 2004. Since they started working together, the duo have created a series of toys for Kid Robot, their creations have appeared on t-shirts, billboards, in newspapers, magazines and more. Thier fun and friendly style has won over big clients such as Sony, Barclays, MTV, BBC and Vodafone.

    Peskimo contacted us a short while ago to tell us about their ‘Special Brews’ prints.

    “We have just launched a new set of fine art screenprints featuring illustrations of 4 different tea varieties. They all feature animals / creatures and the prints are hand printed in 4 and 6 colours. We are fascinated by vintage packaging and we thought that the range of tea varieties a great world in which to explore this.”

    They look great, so thanks for getting in touch!

  6. Manga Mondays ~ Yishan Li

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    Yishan Li is a professional UK/Chinese manga artist born in Tianjin, China and currently residing in London. Li has been published internationally including China, USA, France and the UK. Her first manga, New Start, was published by in 1999 and she currently working a series titled Les Contes du boudoir hanté with French publishers Delcourt. Li’s manga work utilises clean lines and open shapes with little texture, creating an airy page easy to quickly digest. You can see more of her work on her website and Deviant Art page.

  7. Kozyndan

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    Kozyndan is the super-star duo comprised of husband-and-wife Kozue (Kozy) and Dan Kitchens. Their work came into prominence in the early noughties, around the time when the illustration industry was getting new gusto and gaining more media prominence. Their prints were very popular in boutique art and book stores. It was in just such a stores where their beautifully detailed and absurd panoramics first caught my eye. Since then Kozyndan has gone from strength-to-strength, partaking in regular exhibitions, putting out a range of products, diversifying in style, and all the while picking more and more fans along the way.

    The duo seem particularly social and you can find out more about them by visiting their website, tumblr, instagram, and flickr.