Rey Ortega

Rey Ortega

I’ve decided that today is just an illustration kind of day, so maybe I’ll have Illustration Fridays? Probably not, but I’ll throw it out there anyway… The guy above, Rey Ortega, commented to tell me that he liked my all of my illustrators I put up, and what do you know? The dude himself is an awesome artist! The picture above is from his business card, with all of his contact info on the back of it. How rad is that?! And check out those colors… they make me very jealous, for the reason that I would never think of mixing them together. Keep up the good work Rey!

Bobby

Ugly Bogus

Ugly Bogus

Okay, so posters don’t count as illustrations, they’re more design-y right? Right. Ugly Bogus is Shane Long and Rob Stanton, who make really awesome posters for some really great bands and companies. Most of their posters are for sale too, just shoot ’em an e-mail and let ’em know what you want!

Bobby

Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton

Jeff told me to stop posting so many illustrators, but I just can’t help myself! I always wanted to be an illustrator, and I can draw pretty well, but I like other’s people artwork way more than my own. Take for example, Betsy Walton, who lives in Portland, Oregon and likes to draw, paint, sew, and make prints. Her style is kinda’ abstract, but I like her line art, I think it’s pretty cute.

Bobby

Anneka Tran / Kiwitown

Anneka Tran / Kiwitown

Anneka Tran / Kiwitown

I get really excited when I see illustrators sticking to traditional medias, like watercolor and acrylics. Sometimes I get sort of sick all the computer drawn bullshit. Anneka Tran from Liverpool is one such person who does amazing things with her art, creating all sorts of beautifully colored weirdness. But you know, the good kind of weird.

Bobby

The Boy Fitz Hammond

The Boy Fitz Hammond

I haven’t thought of this guy in a while, but he seems to still be kicking around… The Boy Fitz Hammond is an English illustrator who draws funny pictures of celebrities (most of the time with little balls hanging in their trousers) and a silly four line poem describing them. They are neither classy, nor particularly well done, but incredibly hysterical.

Bobby

Avant Guardian 10

Avant Guardian 10

Avant Guardian 10

Submissions for Surface Magazine’s Avant Guardian photography contest is starting now. The contest is open to all emerging photographers who haven’t had a fashion shoot in a magazine with a print run over 100,000 copies. So that’s a whole lot of people! My favorite finalist from last year was Jaime Chard, with they’re slick looking advertisements. Be sure to check out his site for all sorts of beautiful product shots as well.

Bobby