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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent

Work / Illustration

Illustration: Mike Ellis illustrates rooms from his friends’ houses

We first featured illustrator Mike Ellis late last summer, but it seems that he’s been super busy in the past six months as we’ve got plenty of reasons to put him on the site again. The first of which is his new project, Room for Rent. Mike illustrated five of his friends’ apartments and houses for an exhibition in Toronto, installing them in an illustrated 3D dolls’ house in which they could be illuminated using LED lights. Even without the miniature technology though, the illustrations are very beautiful; scratchy and bright and wholly unlike anything we’ve seen before. And what we wouldn’t give for a collection of plants to rival the one in Nolan.

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Static Room

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Emma and Jameel

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Mission Hill

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Nolan

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Room for Rent

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Mike Ellis: Room for Rent, Installation