09.10.08 by Jeff

David Choe for Obama.

The net has been absolutely flooded with Obama related art (thanks to sites like designforobama) and somehow I managed to completely miss this fantastic print by David Choe. This is the best HOPE image I’ve seen, I guess that’s why UpperPlayground has already sold out of them. I actually met David Choe last year in San Diego while he was painting a mural and it was just amazing to chat for a bit and watch him work.

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When I was working at EA awhile back, he was commissioned to do artwork for Need For Speed Underground and we had a laugh about that – at the time it just seemed ridiculous to me, to walk down the halls of EA and see huge David Choe prints – the same guy who used his urine to make drawings in prison. I guess with the future-president (hopefully) of United States really endorsing Shepard Fairey who knows what the future of street art is. Will there be get-out-of-jail-free cards for street artists making public statements for change if Obama is elected?

08.10.08 by Jeff

Nicolas Burrows

Found a whole pile of outstanding work by Nicolas Burrows – this first one pretty much sums up my life for the past couple years. The top of his page says Illustration but there is a lot of stuff on there that sorta meanders out of that realm. I particularly like his typeset made from discarded pieces of construction paper.

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07.10.08 by Jeff

Andrew Hem

I was absolutely blown away when I came across the work of Andrew Hem while browsing Steve Kim’s site. There aren’t too many illustrators out there with such a wide variety of styles in their arsenal. Some pieces are quite loose and painterly, and others are really crisp and precise.

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07.10.08 by Jeff

Steve Kim

I quite like these bizarre paintings by Steve Kim. Very interesting style, lots of negative space – kinda like seeing the early stages of an Ian Francis painting.

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06.10.08 by Jeff

Mike Harrison

UK-based designer and illustrator Mike Harrison just updated his portfolio with some awesome new work. I love the second image below, inspired by the idea of a human lava lamp. Great stuff!

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06.10.08 by Jeff

Aaron Hobson

Aaron Hobson shoots what he calls “cinemascapes” – 4 or 5 sequential vertical images stitched together. He is the main subject in every photo, so in that sense you are looking at a series of self-portraits but the amount of detail in his compositions (and the widescreen dimensions) make them feel like still frames extracted from a larger film.

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02.10.08 by Jeff

Errol F. Richardson

Fantastic little characters and handmade type work by Errol F. Richardson. Love the little cinema related illustrations.

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30.09.08 by Jeff

Twenty2wo Magazine

Adam over at Twenty2wo just released the second issue of Twenty2wo magazine. You can view the magazine online, download it, and even purchase a printed version. He has some really great content (I have linked his posts a couple times) and applaud the extra effort he is putting in to make Twenty2wo a unique and inspiring experience for his readers.

If you are looking for daily photography/illustration inspiration Twenty2wo is a good place to start. A quick scroll of the blog and I’m sure it’ll be in your Google Reader in no time. I’ve stuck a few more images from Twenty2wo Mag #2 below:

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