Some of these drawings look like scenes from a post-apocalyptic world, one where kids have been let loose and started building incredible forts on top of the roofs of overgrown old cement blocks. Henry’s sandy, driftwood strewn scapes actually remind me a little of the exceptional and ecocentric Beasts of the Southern Wild: his grey and wooden swap home even looks a tiny bit like the hand-made hut that little Hushpuppy lives in.
There seem to be fragmented narratives contained in the scratchy lines of Henry’s work, and I love the rich, pomegranate colour palette that he uses for flora. We’ve been fans of Henry’s dense and delicate pictures for quite a while, ever since 2011 when we first wrote about his work, and we felt that because of how extraordinarily good he is, we should update you on some of his recent, spell-binding work.
- My First: Colophon and Sophie Mayanne talk about the themes of their book, Twenty-Two
- Patrick Kyle uses analogue and digital techniques in these pared-back illustrations
- Audrey Weber’s eccentrically enlarged figurative illustrations
- Hanne Berkaak’s deeply moving and sensitive animation tackling self-harm
- The Smudge: Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers launch publication in reaction to US presidential result
- Set designer Gary Card on the importance of being a chameleon
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio