Mike Ellis: Cottage Life, Predictably Preposterous

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

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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