WALLPAPER: BOXPALM X DEFGRIP

Our boy Albert Mercado, AKA BOXPALM, was kind enough to whip up a special wallpaper for us. As an added bonus, there are 2 more below.

These are one big file each, so one size fits all/most. Click on the pics to enlarge and save. Make it work.

READ MORE

The Signs of Austin

the signs of austin, texas

I’ve lived in Austin, and I know a lot of you are from there or have at least visited (especially if you ride bikes). One thing I noticed on my first visit was all the great signage. Whether it’s hand painted or big neon, there is cool signage all over town.

I just came across “The Signs of Austin” site, which has illustrations of recognizable signs by Reagan Ray and some facts about each one. It’s pretty rad, go HERE to check it out.

Chris Piascik – Another 1000 Days of Drawing

2000-20151021-Another1000

We’ve featured Chris Piascik numerous times on the site before, so it only makes sense to let you all know about his new Kickstarter for “Another 1000 Days of Drawing” (as a follow up to “1000 Days of Drawing”). Go HERE for more info. Chris posts daily drawings on his site and Instagram and plans to run a second book of these rad illustrations.

Tanner Barkin

tanner barkin, art

Been digging the works of Tanner Barkin. Follow him on Instagram.

Julien Pacaud

Check out some cool illustrations by Julien Pacaud.

Chris Piascik

Damn, just came across Chris Piascik’s stuff.

His SITE is full of all kinds of sweet illustrations that I just spent a 1/2 hour looking through. Extra bonus for the background in BMX.

Cool stuff.

Q&A: Jon Contino

Honestly, I don’t know what took so long for this Q&A with Jon Contino to happen. Harrison and I both love his stuff, we’ve featured him on here before, so there really is no excuse.

Anyway, Jon Contino is an amazing illustrator based out of New York who specializes in hand lettering. His work looks authentic, unique and has a vintage quality that can’t be faked. I can’t say enough good things about his stuff. Real deal right here.

Click below to check out a Q&A with Jon Contino. Also, follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.

READ MORE

All The Buildings in New York

Nuno sent over a link this morning to a blog titled ‘All the Buildings in New York’… Which is “An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock.” Pretty stoked on the drawings and it would be amazing if he completed his task and actually drew every building. Check out the site here. (via¬†bldgwlf) p.s. how dope of a name is Gulliver Hancock??

READ MORE

50 and 50 – The State Mottos

50 AND 50 IS A CURATED PROJECT WHICH ATTEMPTS TO CONSTRUCT A HANDSOME NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT OUR COUNTRY. FIFTY DESIGNERS, ONE PER STATE, HAVE ILLUSTRATED THEIR STATE MOTTO, CREATING SOMETHING STEEPED IN HISTORY BUT COMPLETELY MODERN AND UNIQUE: A KIND OF DESIGNER’S ATLAS.

All these came out awesome. Go HERE.

Kelsey Dake

Kelsey Dake is a New York based illustrator that has done some great work for awesome clients including Antenna Magazine and the New York Times! She hit us up to say what’s up and we ended up talking her into putting together some Defgrip Wallpapers for the site!

Keep reading to check out her work and to grab a new wallpaper. Make sure to check out her site as well – kelseydake.com

READ MORE

All My Bikes Zine

Illustrator Chris Piascik put together an awesome zine illustrating every bike he’s ever owned. Check it out!

READ MORE

Archan Nair

Archan Nair is an illustrator based out of India with some great collage work. Thanks to Laura Keener for the link!

READ MORE

Patrick Hruby

Check out some great illustration work from Patrick Hruby!

READ MORE

Q&A: Wilmer Murillo

wilmer murillo, defgrip, interview

I came across Wilmer Murillo’s work while browsing flickr and have looked forward to his updates ever since I marked him as a contact. Check out the gallery section of his site to get a good feel for his stuff.

I hit up Wilmer with a quick Q&A, so click below to check that out.

READ MORE

Chris Gray Design

chris gray graphic design

Chris Gray is a designer from Manchester, England how works under the name We Shall See. He has some great design and photography projects on his site and I’m really into his simple illustration style.

READ MORE