Wesley Hubbard, who works under the moniker “Wooden Cyclops,” crafts wild works that often have his followers attributing his output to taking psychedelics. The artist’s illustrations have been crafted for both websites and bands like Portugal. The Man (which at one point employed Hubbard on keyboard duties).
In the personal work of illustrator Andrew Fairclough, the artist’s cerebral explorations are infused with comic and pop influences. Stylistically, his work has a kinship with the drawings of Charles Burns or other Lowbrow luminaries, while also showing Fairclough’s love of vintage spot illustrations, retro science fiction, and “the textural wonders of degraded print.”
The collages of Andrew Blucha, who works under the moniker “metafables,” crafts fantastical and dark-surrealist illustrations. The London artist’s motifs include skeletal, mystical blazes, and Victorian fashion. Contained within these are also contemporary winks.
Illustrator-collagist Elzo Durt creates psychedelic and occasionally unsettling imagery, adorning both album covers and gallery walls. The artist has crafted covers and posters for the likes of La Femme, Three Oh Sees, Magnetix, and several others. Elsewhere, his work has been the subject of museum exhibitions and related efforts.
The illustrations of Jasjyot Singh Hans explore body positivity, fashion, and pop culture. The artist’s background in animation film design also plays a role in his stylized figures, with the artist’s knack for conveying movement shining in the above works. The artist’s choice of canvas, elsewhere, show a spin on the domestic.
The work of illustrator Alex Heywood puts an otherworldly spin on the everyday. His creatures, even without a stated backstory, are entertaining and often humorous, with much of the quirkiness found in the details. The Scotland-based artist is a graduate of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee.