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Joe Cruz: All That Jazz

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Illustration: Joe Cruz updates with some vibrantly reworked found photos

In the year that’s passed since we last featured Joe Cruz he’s been flat out producing a veritable shed load of sweet illustration (that’s slang sweet not cute sweet). Armed only with found photos, photocopies and a fistful of chalk and oil pastels Joe’s been scribbling his way through a massive number of subjects, from vintage Vogue covers to simple still-life vases and a stunning selection of frantic jazz musicians amplified in their movements by his swift, scratchy lines. There’s not a picture around that couldn’t be improved by a wave of Mr Cruz’s brightly coloured hands. Lovely stuff.

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