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Carole Epps

02CEPPEnter the miniature world of Carole Epps.  Sinister. Cute. Dark. Mysterious. Wabbits & Mickey Mouse.  Seems like a fun and slightly scary world to live in.  I wouldn’t mind staying for a while.

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Magnus Pettersson

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Magnus Pettersson… is a name I would want if I were a guy. He is also an editorial photographer working from Berlin. While I do enjoy his portraits, it’s his personal portfolio that I am very interested in. This is because the people in his work appear transient within their environment – they just dissolve into the atmosphere.

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Manon Wethly’s Flying Beverages

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Photographer and designer Manon Wethly has been experimenting with a series of photographs that is almost certainly as fun to shoot as it is to look at.  Wethly flings beverages of all sorts into the air and photographs the flying liquid.  The floating globs of wine, juice, coffee, and milk which are in midair for a moment are instead frozen for a single image.  These flying spills resemble abstract glass sculptures.  They’re color against the blue sky and swirling shapes make these “accidents” artful.  [via]

Konstantin Shalev

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Konstantin Shalev is a Russian illustrator who, at 23, is tearing up the internets (his Behance username is appropriately Ripper). Sporting a slick, cartoony style, Shalev’s characters and patterns have been featured on multiple Threadless shirts, in Popular Mechanics magazine, and more.

Oscar Marchal’s Twisted Type

Truly amazing illustrated typography by Barcelona based art director and designer Oscar Marchal.

Furry Cats And Naked Girls Star In Martin Eder’s Kitschy Erotic Paintings

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Martin Eder combines two common subjects in his oil paintings and comes up with something surprisingly seductive, erotic, even perverse. Painting naked girls mostly in domestic scenes, accompanied by over sized fluffy cats, his work has a surreal kitschy feel, like some sort of illustrative pornographic fairy tale book. Eder places these women in a magical dreamlike setting, with the cats either looking on disdainfully, or not interested at all in the situation happening around them.

Quite often the girls are in some sort of intimate activity – perhaps in a sorority room during down time. Surrounded by these adorable cats it seems as if the ladies have a special bond with their pets, there’s something quite secretive happening. They seem to mimic each other, or at least share an understanding of one another.

Eder manages to paint in a cute and sexually suggestive way at the same time, and this has confused some people, even created a bit of controversy. He is surprised about some reactions people have to his art:

“I don’t know what’s provocative about my work. I’m painting things that are absolutely ordinary, like a naked human or a house pet. Where’s the problem? What’s provocative about these things? If I were painting a bunch of hanged people, people wouldn’t be interested. But a pet, yes a pet, is apparently provocative.”

Also working with the same subject in watercolors, Eder has quite the impressive fascination with girls, cats, girls and cats, and cats and girls.

Victor Cayro’s Bittersweet Romance Comic

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As the up-in-coming comix publisher, Drippy Bone Books, puts it:

” Victor “Bald Eagles” Cayro has been working in the field of comix for several years. His work has been seen in various anthologies including, Kramers Ergot 6Project Superior, Typhon, Rub The Blood, and several others… but he has yet to create his own stand alone comic. Until now… ”

Bittersweet Romance is that stand alone comic, and it can be ordered here. It is a color blasted journey.

Santtu Mustonen – 2011 Flow Festival

Santtu Mustonen, an Amsterdam based graphic designer / illustrator / trippy-gif-maker, that we featured a couple years ago has an all new portfolio bursting with strange shapes, wild lines, and funky color combinations that will make you poke your computer’s screen. This project in particular, a series of illustrated pieces for the 2011 Flow Festival (in collaboration with TSTO), caught our eye. More after the jump…