Lauren Nassef

p Lauren Nassef is a freelance illustrator living in Chicago. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Check out her lovely works and her daily drawing blog here. p

Shannon Calvert

p p p Shannon Calvert's portfolio site has some excellent photo manipulation work. Great stuff! Have a look. Link here. p p

Richard Mullins

p p Richard Mullins <-- director of Blah Blah Gallery and a professor at the Art Institute of Dallas. Looks goodness!! p p

Todd Schorr

p p p p Todd Schorr was born on January 9, 1954 in New York City and grew up as a child in Oakland, New Jersey. Showing a compulsion for drawing at an early age, his parents enrolled him in Saturday morning art classes when he was five years old. Deeply affected by fantasy movies such as the 1933 film classic “King Kong” and the early animated cartoons of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, their influence along with comic books such as “Mad” would have a lasting effect on Schorr’s developing visual vocabulary. (Read on..) p

Barbie Foot

o p p ' Barbiefoot ' designed by Chloe Ruchon was part of the DMY youngsters exhibition at DMY Berlin Design Festival 09. This product was created in partnership with Mattel Brands consumer products and Babyfoot Bonzini. (via Designboom) p

Phil Hale

p p p p Philip Oliver Hale, born in 1963, is an American figurative painter who currently resides in London, England. Prior to turning to fine arts he worked as an illustrator, doing mostly figurative work. He was apprenticed to/ partnered with American painter Rick Berry. (via Wikipedia) p

Boy Obsolete

p Check out the coffee cup art of Boy Obsolete found via the Sweet Station Flickr group pool. I think what hes doing is a cool way to recycle styrofoam cups. Use it for something fun like this and turn it into art! Click here to see more. p p p

Damian King

p p p These lovely paintings are the work of Damian King, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Richmond, California. More here. p p

30ft Cigarette Butt Installation

o Keep Britain Tidy workers install a giant cigarette butt in Trafalgar Square on April 8, 2008 in London, England. Keep Britain Tidy dropped the butt on Trafalgar Square to highlight the fact that cigarette related litter affects 78 percent of streets in the UK. Link here. o

Kathy Staico-Schorr

p p p ' Kathy Staico-Schorr has long been a part of the underground art world. Kathy graduated the Philadelphia College of Art and then moved to New York City in 1977, where she found work as a commercial illustrator for clients such as Electric Company Magazine and Fortune Magazine. She also worked for various publishers doing book covers, greeting card designs, album art and product and advertising illustration. In 1986, she moved to rural Connecticut to focus on her own painting and she began showing alongside artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh and Gary Panter in galleries throughout the world. She moved to LA in 1999 and has since been featured on the cover of Juxtapoz magazine and as a house artist at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA. ' (via Jonathan LeVine Gallery) p p