Eric Petersen’s illustrations have an eerie, slightly ominous tone to them as his characters meander blank, gradient-filled worlds. We featured his work last autumn and in this update, there’s personal work mixed in with even more commissions from The Guardian, M Le magazine du Monde and Contagious. The American illustrator’s unique style is as present as ever with his selective use of shadow and flat colours which add to the unusual mood of his work.
Eric’s depictions of people in colourful voids are strongest when there’s a familiarity in what they do or how they act. The surreal nature of his alternative reality is present even in his editorial commissions. Eric adapts his style to suit the needs of a story by bringing in objects for his characters to interact with or placing more purpose behind their actions.
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s