Monday, August 13, 2007

Illustration - Luke Best

I came across this illustrator after he produced some work for the V&A museum in London that I picked up. Luke Best is part of the illustration collective Peepshow and has worked with clients such as the V&A, MTV, The Guardian and Diesel Jeans. 'Cut out bits of paper, fragmented drawings and other elements are used to create work that celebrates the unseen and find magic in the everyday. By avoiding a specific way of working Lukes output takes on a diverse range of formats including video,animation, self published books, designing t-shirts and making home-made spacesuits' (

His work has a lovely quality to it and it was his skill and approach to colour that first drew my attention to his work. I like the way his work has a similar feel to it without being repetitive or looking 'mass produced'. His use of cut out bits of paper and collage methods makes the work feel hand-crafted and luxurious, an abstract approach to composition and perspective lends itself well to the slightly disjointed feel of the collages. It's great to see his work has explored the potential of animation, and the nature of his illustrative style perfectly suits this medium - this offers some inspiration and ideas for those interested in animation without using illustrator to generate the initial images.

1 comment:

Claire said...

I really like the style of this work. It almost makes you want to put down the computer and get out some paper and glue! Im not completely sure why, but it reminds me a bit of Eric Carle's children's books, the very hungary caterpiller etc.

My computer didn't seam to like his website very much but from what I could see the work displayed was almost effortless and something he enjoyed creating.
I like the idea of creating annimations in this way, there is are so many differnt ways to approach them, personally speaking I don't think I ever really explore all the possibilities that this area has.

Congratulations on your blog by the way, its really interesting to go through.