• Absence

    Personal Work // on the theme of absence

  • Scape

    iPad App // developed by The Loud Cloud

  • Nyt_strangerschild

    The New York Times // a book review on

  • Goodbyehorses

    Personal Work // a story against horses for human consumption.

  • Nyt_depression

    The New York Times // Discussion on the topic of depression

  • Nyt_anthill

    The New York Times // a review on a book called

  • Out

    Out Magazine // a review by Tim Murphy of the French Canadian film “I Killed My Mother”

  • Scientists

    Nature Magazine // a story encouraging scientists to speak up about their work

  • Lamag_wolf

    Los Angeles Magazine // Wolf in the neighbourhood

  • Lamag_obama

    Los Angeles Magazine // People in California are disappointed in Obama

Gracia Lam

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Gracia Lam’s work is quiet and unassuming, and that’s why it will catch you off guard. You’ll be leafing through her portfolio, taking in the beautiful colours, admiring her mastery of composition and likeable characterisations and then it hits you – these are really, unbelievably good. She’s the kind of illustrator who can take a simple briefing and add surprising depth, distilling abstract thoughts into concrete moments of lingering beauty. Take On the Theme of Absence for example, a feeling of vacancy and loss is evoked, rather than told – no small visual feat, which Gracia has executed with grace.

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.