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Florian Bayer: Bregenzerwälder Wörterbuch

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Illustration: Lovely portraits from German illustrator Florian Bayer

Berlin-based illustrator Florian Bayer is a master of traditional media, using dip-pen and ink to create bold illustrations full of movement and life. He’s been practicing for a good while now and has abandoned the idea of maintaining a specific “style,” instead using his impressive draughtsmanship to suit the story he’s telling or the parameters of the brief. As a result his portfolio is brimming with fantastic portraits, scrappy illustrations of legendary musicians affecting powerful poses and a book that focuses on Austrian anthropology. It’s a mixed bag of subjects and styles encompassing reportage, editorial and children’s illustration, but there’s a phenomenal level of skill displayed in each and every piece.

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Florian Bayer: Phoebe Philo for Interview Magazine

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Florian Bayer: Diane Kruger for Interview Magazine

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Florian Bayer: Angelina Jolie for Interview Magazine

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Florian Bayer: Nicolai Sarafov