Los Angeles based Julian Callos is one of those artists that I really wish I could emulate. His style seems simple, with lots of human figures floating around in these abstract environments. But it’s these environments which really impress me. They seem to made up of all kinds of washes and textures and look exactly like a dream would. He’s also really great with colors, sticking with a muted palette for most parts but then using splashes of colors to catch your attention. Really beautiful stuff.
Sam Weber posted some images of the illustrated edition of Lord of the Flies and they’re absolutely stunning. Working with The Folio Society he was able to illustrate key scenes in the book, giving an intense reality to the classic book. I know that if I would have read this book in high school with these images I would have been a hell of a lot more interested in it. I’m a very visual person and this would have absolutely filled in all the blanks for me.
The folks over at The Church of London sent me a preview of some Geoff McFetridge drawn Where The Wild Things Are images that will be gracing the covers of both Little White Lies and Huck. For Little White Lies the upcoming issue will be centered around Where The Wild Things Are, and Huck will have an interview with Mr. Spike Jonze.
You can check out larger images of the covers underneath the cut.
Check out the retro feeling marker drawings of Justin Wallis, who also goes by MILKBBI. He’s got a real child like quality to his drawings which I’m really digging. The top piece is from a series called Homebodies, featuring illustrations and stickers over a photograph, but I’m totally loving the color of these. The second one is called Connected and has a bunch of odd little characters all holding hands together in an epix chain. It’s funny that they’re not technically holding hands, they’re holding random objects like Gameboys and pizzas together.
This is a heads up for all the readers in Mexico City! The gang at the Art Dump is a part of a museum exhibition at the Casa Del Lago Juan Arreola. The show runs from October 28th till December 13th and features Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Evan Hecox, Andy Jenkins, Michael Leon, Cody Hudson, Andy Mueller, Steven Harrington, Teddy Kelly, Acomonchi, Russ Pope, Michael Coleman, Ciler, Michael Sieben, Nat Swope, Watchavato. It looks like it’s going to be an amazing show so if you’re in the area definitely stop and let me know how it is.