There’s lots of different sorts of confidence – the brash, swaggering sort, the quiet, earnest kind, the false variety employed by blaggards and the scary, steely, stare-y sort used by professional athletes and homicidal maniacs. There’s another one though, which is the confidence you see and feel when you come across someone doing something they’re really, really good at, which is definitely the case with Marcus Butt.
The London-based illustrator has a mighty impressive client list (including Creative Review, The New Statesman and Wired) but you don’t need to know he’s worked for some of the biggest names in the business to validate his talent. It’s there, right in front of you when you look at his work – in the way he uses colour, the way he understands shapes and textures and the way he is able to turn his hand to diverse briefs. No ifs, no but(ts) this guy is seriously good.