Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’


Posted By Paul

The work of Ghostpatrol was recently featured on the ABC program Artscape -  Paper Cuts: The Art Of Ghostpatrol And Miso.  However he has also just completed a feature interview with which is really worth checking out - they have interviewed a couple of my other favourite artists in the past - Julia DeVille and Shaun Tan.  See below for a selection of Ghostpatrols work.

We also just rebuilt the Ghostpatrol website which you can read about here.

Ghost Patrol & Miso

Posted By Paul

Nesting & Dying

Metro 5 Gallery, 1214 High Street Armadale Melbourne.
October 22nd - November 9th
Artist Q & A November 2nd, 2pm.

‘Nesting & Dying’ is a new collection of works on paper (and paper cuts) by Melbourne based artists Miso and Ghostpatrol - exhibistion & artist talk early November.

Misprinted Type v.4

Posted By Paul

You know someone is successful (or atleast busy) when their site is hopelessly out of date… teastament to the strength of Eduardo’s aesthetic is the fact the v.3 of Misprinted Type had been around for truly ages… I am pretty sure I first checked it out in 2002?  Anyway, version 4 brings a new interface with a couple of header variations, new mode of serving content and a continuation of the tremendously long scrolling page with extra illustrations and hidden goodies.

Misprinted Type v.4

Some new illustrations:

And some commercial work (taken from

Neil Thomas

Posted By Paul

“For the last two years I’ve been solidly working on this new project, ‘Wooden Postcards’.
This is an amalgamation of various skills and expressive of a world attitude and philosophy.

Old world because the objects are handmade using wood and paint. New world because they have a humour and reference to the now.”

Neil Thomas Art

Craig Atkinson & Café Royal

Posted By Paul

Craig Atkinson is a UK based illustrator producing some lovely scratchy illustrations… sometimes naïve in style - but still wonderfully expressive in terms of capturing mood & expression.. love the celebrity portraits:

Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson 2

Craig Atkinson 3

Craig is also the joint founder of Café Royal, a zine & underground press purveyor which sells some lovely wares through it’s online shop.

Why Return

Posted By Paul

A remix of some of The Present History material for a Australian INfront project that sadly never eventuated…

Sara Fanelli

Posted By Paul

A friend tipped me off to the work of Sara - she is a fine example of sticking to your niche aesthetic and being very successful for it. Link.


Posted By Rachel

Rachel traveled up north to direct a fashion shoot with long time collaborator Emily Robinson who lent her skills as both illustrator and model. The photo formed the basis of a work entitled ‘Absit Omen‘ which was exhibited at Viewing Space Gallery as part of the 2007 Melbourne Fashion Festival.

The Present History

Posted By Paul

In November 2006 we launched a fine arts publication entitled ‘The Present History’. Here is a quick spiel: “The Present History was produced in Canberra, Australia by The Contextual Villains and contains the combined work of over 25 visual, sound and text based artists. This 700 copy limited edition release is hand numbered and signed by The Contextual Villains.”

The Present History recently won the Desktop Magazine Create Award in the category of Best Design for Creative Print Media. It has been featured in magazines such as Desktop, Oyster, Wooden Toy and appeared on the following websites FFFFound, BD4D, Coudal Partners, Australian Infront, Dexinger, The Artlife, Sarsparilla and many more…