Just released into the wild… Monkey Color! Coloring Book. This 8.5″ x 11″coloring book offers a collection of 24 monkey and ape portraits from both the Steampunk Monkey Nation and Society of Sinister Simians series.
(Coloring Book Back Cover)
Each portrait is printed in rich black lines on 80 lb opaque text paper, just begging for your artistic genius. Below is a small sample from the series of 24. Get out your crayons, markers or colored pencils and monkey around! Available here.
Jon McNaught has a talent for creating delicate and lyrical imagery from everyday scenes, such as the series shown above, titled “Jet Streams.”
If asked to choose an artist with a like-minded penchant for absurd silliness, all signs point to Ryan Abegglen.
I’m really enjoying the aged and elegant look of Rob Bridges work. Great expression and use of colors.
Seb/Niark1, a French graphic designer, is creating some fun kinetic work.
Austin photographer Adam Voorhes has a way of translating a tongue-in-cheek whimsical point of view into his work with beautifully sharp clarity. (Let’s face it, most of us either did or schemed of doing an autopsy on an etch-a-sketch in our youth.) Be sure and check out the refreshing approach for his “About” section.
A tip of the hat to Mike over at Thrillist for the great spotlight on my work today.
Shaun Tan’s magnificent work has been translated into a short film from his book “The Lost Thing.”
“The German artist duo behind Coarse, once again showcases their distinctive aesthetic. Their forms are dominated by smooth curves, hard lines and sharp edges, combined to point of a unity. “Coarse unveils their long anticipated ‘false friends’ series, a set of two original vinyl statues. The release incorporates key coarse characters ‘paw!’, a monkey cross rabbit, and ‘noop’, a human like being, as they portray another episode in the ongoing Coarse story.
“The Society of Sinister Simians” explores the mysterious world of an evil collection of vicious and power hungry primates that held sway over the land centuries ago. Thanks to the efforts of the ill-fated Sourcrust archeological dig of 1887, details of this foul organization have finally come to light. In this book you will learn of The Society’s immortal leader, his powerful and brutal cadre of ministers and advisors as well as a variety of assassins, spies, soldiers and frightful supernatural figures.
Just released: the paperback book, limited edition hardcover book and trading card set depicting members of a secret society quite sinister. Part Victorian, part Steampunk and all evil. 122 pages. 24 evil simians illustrated with extensive biographies. Map detailing the realm of sinister sway, weapons and medals galleries as well as an addendum of sinister ephemera. The hardback version is hand bound with a rich Flanders British Tan bonded leather covering, sewn pages and topped off with a custom gold foil stamp. Each is signed and numbered from an edition of 50. The trading card set includes the complete roster of evil membership with the added fun of a poster puzzle on the reverse.
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Paul Rogers has a wonderful collection of “movie clue” illustration sets that are both beautifully drawn and a fun challenge for movie buffs. His most recent is near and dear to my heart, due to a certain bellhop named chet! that is more than anxious to tend to your every need.