"Girls are Pretty" – the Stuntkid (13 Illustrations)

It’s the bright, contrasting colors that attract my eyes to Jason Levesque’s illustrations. Also known as the Stuntkid, Jason came up with his art name while working at a dot-com start-up in Williamsburg. "I would ride my skateboard down the stairs. I was doing a lot of office stunts. I thought maybe Stuntboy, but that name was already taken, so I went with Stuntkid." Most of Levesque's art starts with a photograph taken with his Nikon D50 camera. "When I shoot through the lens, I'm imagining what I'm looking at as an illustration. Sometimes I have to ignore the background." "I don't have a motive to my art work. I think that kind of sets me apart from artists and puts me more in the world of illustration. People paint with cause or try to bring about a world of change. My art is really for the sake of aesthetic quality," he said. "As an illustrator, I come up with an idea and then the most effective way to get it done in the practical sense. The entire time, I'm focused on the end product and not the inspiration." If you like Jason’s work, you may want to check out his colorful book, “Girls are Pretty.” Great job Jason – Love your work!

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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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