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    Nick Lu: Yomo Gallery Magazine (detail)

Nick Lu's illustration demonstrates how to punch yourself in the face

Posted by James Cartwright,

Like so many great illustrators before him (Kelsey Dake and Ping Zhu to name just two) Nick Lu graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, before moving to LA to pursue a freelance career. His portfolio largely consists of witty editorial work composed using a variety of hand-rendered techniques, from simple paper-cut shapes and screen-printed textures to streaked brushwork and rough pencilled scribbles. Nick approaches illustration with a pleasing element of surrealism; why’s that guy’s hand-face punching him in the head? And what the heck are those golfers doing in that fishing boat? I don’t know, but I like it.

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    Nick Lu: Mental Isolation

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    Nick Lu: Drone Test In The US

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    Nick Lu: The King Of France

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    Nick Lu: Hidden Risks

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    Nick Lu: Personal Work

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    Nick Lu: Government Red Tape Vs Small Businesses

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    Nick Lu: Symposium

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    Nick Lu: Golf Business Magazine

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    Nick Lu: Yomo Gallery Magazine


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.