Tag Archive: black and white


I wish I knew more about the artist known as Bednij, but the truth is that my online translation of his Russian livejournal into English has been almost fruitless (how do I read into his statement “I respect rich, satisfied and thick”?)… No matter. His work is a visual playground of contrast and shadow, experiments in black and white and digital manipulation. Many of his pieces incorporate nothing more than burnt matchsticks on shapes: I adore the simplicity of Bednij’s art-making sensibilities. Enjoy more on his journal: http://bednij.livejournal.com/


Adam Isaac Jackson

“Brainstorm”: Adam Isaac Jackson is a young illustrator who honed his skills at The Art Institute of Seattle, and has tapped into a popular skate-inspired style of black & white drawing. Do ya dig it? Other artists in the same tattoo-covered vein are Mike Giant and Jeremy Fish (who I will definitely feature one day). If you are in the SF area you should not miss the upcoming Burlesque show at Artifact Gallery on 4/2 where you can see Jackson’s work up close. Or check out his blog at http://adamants.wordpress.com/