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Work / Illustration

Finnish illustrator Daniel Stolle’s atmospheric editorial illustrations 

Finland-based illustrator Daniel Stolle has adopted a film noir-inspired style for several illustrations created for clients including _The New York Times, _Spiegel, Scientific American and others. His monochrome approach highlights a change in tone from the rest of his more colourful portfolio.

Having worked as an illustrator for nearly ten years Daniel has created work for an estimated 400 illustration projects. This selection of work demonstrates Daniel’s ability to condense complex themes into one single image using a limited colour palette. 

In these works the subject matter is a little darker, exploring topics like burglaries, the black market of the internet and technology taking over. The absence of colour creates an atmospheric backdrop for Daniel to play with light and shade in, as he focuses on contrasts, texture and the composition of the illustrations. Basing his artworks in real and imagined worlds, it’s the silhouetted figures he depicts that help us gain a sense of the narrative and allude to the article they accompany.

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