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    Mike Ellis: Cottage Life, Predictably Preposterous

Illustration: Allow yourself to succumb to Mike Ellis' impressive portfolio

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Toronto-based illustrator Mike Ellis is a whirlwind of editorial illustration. With work for clients from The Boston Globe to The New York Times tucked firmly under his belt, his cheeky characters have been hungrily swallowed up by eyes the world over, which is quite a testament to the power of his pencil. To subtly convey a carefully assigned significance armed with nothing but colour, line and character is no mean feat, but somehow Mike consistently succeeds in building intricate and yet accessible metaphors upon frameworks of buildings and natural landscapes. All in a way which is aesthetically pleasing to boot. Pretty impressive, no?

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.