Category: Art

ArtBold School: Meet Illustrator Bing Liu

Illustrator Bing Liu lives and works in New York City where fashion and art collide on a daily basis. Liu is attracted to color and prints, and designs fabric patterns on top of drawing fashion celebs like Anna Della Russo and Miroslava Dumas, as well as runway sketches from the likes of Acne, Christian Dior, Diesel, and more.

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See more from Bing Liu on her site!

ArtBubbly Personalities: Artist Amy Martino

Facial features are overrated. Capturing the essence of form and fashion, designer Amy Martino strips down the human figure into a series of curvy shapes and blocks of color. Bubbly details are a signature for this New York based art director, as well as astral elements, and watery outlines. My personal favorite is “The Breakfast Club” where Martino distills characters Claire and Allison into just a few fields of color, totally capturing their distinct personalities.

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Visit Amy Martino’s portfolio of illustration!

ArtMeet Paper Artist Elsa Mora

Artist Elsa Mora: Follow this fantastic paper trail and you’ll find yourself admiring the work of artist Elsa Mora, lovingly known as Elsita. Originally from Cuba, now based in Los Angeles, Elsita often includes intricate vines and flowers that twist their way throughout her papercuts, framing fuzzy little characters, storybook girls, and the occasional family tree. The scenes are packed with detail, yet sweet, calming, and charming beyond belief! Elsa is also the mind behind several blogs, including Art is a Way, and All About Papercutting.

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(images courtesy of Elsa Mora)

ArtArtist Florian Meacci

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The wickedly wonderful illustrations of artist Florian Meacci are just the kind of macabre we seek out this time of year. No stranger to the fashion world, this French illustrator (based out of London) uses Bic pen and watercolor to create elegant characters kissed by death in his series called “Fashion is not dead.”  florian meacci florian meacci Read More

ArtRetro Modern: Artist Hiroshi Tanabe

Artist Hiroshi Tanabe combines a retro sense of color and style with meticulous line-work inspired by the traditional woodcut techniques of his native Japan. Punch-colored scenes of women in profile, as well as waves of dragonflies, dancers, and ribbons, exist on flat backgrounds that set the scene for fine waves of hair, and intricate fabric illustration. Tanabe’s career has already spanned two decades, popping up everywhere from Vogue Paris, to Rolling Stone, Anna Sui, and the New York Times.

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(images courtesy of hiroshitanabe.com)