We’ve got more shiny new art for you this week. Welcome to the family artists Mike Klay and this week’s Open Submissions winner Paulo Arraiano!
Mike Klay (aka Powerslide Designs) is a Seattle-based artist who has created gig posters for the likes of Ladytron, Camera Obscura and Death Cab for Cutie (we are slightly jealous of how many good gigs he has seen for free over the years). His beautiful mod lady design “Shady” used to be a gig poster for Simian Mobile Disco. Their clubby, sexy music inspired him to trawl through the back page escort section of his local newspaper. (If you look closely at Shady, she’s even naughtier than she looks…) Mike’s other muse is the Pacific Northwest which turns up time and time again as the backdrop for his beautiful art.
Paulo Arraiano (aka YUP) is good at multi-tasking. He’s an illustrator, magazine art director, clothing mogul for Palm urban wear and a teacher at Restart School of Creativity and New Technologies in Lisbon. He even created a Speakerdog toy for fellow Infectious artist Ben The Illustrator. Phew! Linking all of these together are his signature illustrations which he describes as “supafreackyfunny creatures from distant worlds and realities who are invited to be placed in all mediums possible, from digital to walls. clothing, street, toys, skateboards, music, galleries…” and now Infectious laptops and iPhones.
If you think your art would also look stunning on an iPhone – show us! We’ve just launched iPhone art Open Submissions. Check out the guidelines here.
Just in time for the holidays we’re launching Infectious iPhone art! 28 Infectious artists have joined in, creating an insane catalog of art for your iPhone. For the rest of this year, they are available for only $9.99! It goes on easily and can be removed without leaving any residue on your precious iPhone.
We are also welcoming two new artists into the fold…
American born and UK-based artist Julie’s West creates sweet and otherworldly female characters that have been accurately described as a cross between a robot and a Russian doll. Birds and bees also turn up constantly in her work (literally, rather than in the naughty sense), though we do wonder if she’s trying to tell us something… Julie has also produced her characters Bumble and Tweet as vinyl toys for STRANGEco (complete with magnetized birds and bees), made embroidery patterns for Sublime Stitching and her work has appeared on Flow snowboards, Jansport bags and in Wired and Complex magazines.
And our favorite submission of the month, goes to David Lanham! David’s day job is working at the Iconfactory creating beautiful icons for your computer in order to “make your crappy day at work that little bit brighter”. Here he spends his working hours creating beautiful icons like Amora for OSX which was inspired by Chris Cunningham’s android-esque music video for Björk. But even in his downtime he can’t stop creating art: when he heads home in the evening he creates amazing pieces of artwork that look as if they have been culled straight out of a manga movie, artwork that makes you want to create your own narrative out of the scene. Besides illustrating samurais and monkeys, David also has a cute character called Zog who has recently been made into a vinyl toy by StrangeKiss.
Stand by! We’re also launch iPhone art Open Submissions very soon!