[ new chapter [ hadoken I'm a sucker for fresh illustration. And if it's fresh illustration drawn by a narrative hand, it's over. So when I discovered Alex Hem's matchboxes at Gallery 1988's Beastie Tribute last month, I was instinctively driven to like the guy. You can be the...

Soon-to-be-featured-on-Redefine artist Thea Wolfe will have a Valentine's Day show opening at Berkeley's Firehouse Collective! Naturally, it's a busy evening, but if you fancy yourself an art lover (and also love what Wolfe calls, in her words, "free beer and wine and homemade pervert-friendly cookies"),...

The problem: What to buy the person that has everything. The problem: You're not creative enough to make anything. The solution: Turn to Samantha Ferguson! Ferguson has just started up a new website dedicated to offering custom portraits for regular everyday folk. She can render you, your loved...

  What would animals do if our positions were reversed? Some might adore us, but others might do what strong>Ericailcane has portrayed in these drawings, which fall somewhere between visions of doom and illustrations belonging in children's fairytale books. Now until January 28th at the Carmichael Gallery...

By now, it's hard to create completely original art that hasn't been seen by just about everyone and their mom's, but Yulia Brodskaya manages to. Brodskaya, a Russian-born artist who currently lives in London, does all sorts of art, from illustration to graphic design. But...

Every art blog needs a little bit of nudity, right? I first saw this piece (and its counterparts) months and months ago, and I fell in love with the whole series instantly. Unfortunately, at $700 a pop, it's well past my price range. At least I...

Evidently Dave Barnes is a somewhat famous soul musician, but that's not the Dave Barnes we're talking about here. The Dave Barnes we're talking about is a Canadian artist and illustrator who combines gritty materials and dated colors with polished illustrations to form what he...

Artoleptic threw its first event last year, in the parking lot adjacent to the 619 Building and the Snowboard Connection. Some decent art pieces were created, but the sense of community was lacking, partially due to the fact that the event was barely publicized. Earlier this...