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    Anna Topuriya: Flexing Men (detail)

Illustration: beautiful mark making and subtle humour from Anna Topuriya

Posted by James Cartwright,

Illustrator Anna Topuriya is adept at the kind of whimsical dream-like illustration that we’re particularly partial to here at It’s Nice That. Her beautifully fluid ink washes and colourful gouaches are bursting with movement and pace, seemingly created almost instantaneously yet crafted with exceptional skill. Anna’s illustrated world seems to be set in a fictional 1970s Los Angeles, where the sun’s permanently shining, everyone’s on their way to a beach and the men are absurdly buff (though they’re pretty bizarre-looking too). It’s not all whimsy and sunshine though. Anna has a gift for telling stories with subtle, emotive narratives that communicate complex sentiments with only a few simple lines. Beeyootiful.

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    Anna Topuriya: Water Carrier

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    Anna Topuriya: Luncheon

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    Anna Topuriya: Dance

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    Anna Topuriya: Dance

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    Anna Topuriya: Dance

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    Anna Topuriya: Flexing Men

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.