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    Paul X Johnson: Courteeners

Illustration: We check back in with the superb Paul X Johnson

Posted by Rob Alderson,

It was way back in 2012 that we featured Paul X Johnson on the site when he bowled us over with his stylised visual sensibilities. Fast forward 18 months and it’s good to see the London-based illustrator has lost none of the panache that so excited us first time round. What seems significant is the amount of repeat clients who come back to Paul again and again for his image-making; the likes of Little White Lies, SHOP magazine, and The Courtneeners among others. While his portraits of the likes of Ryan Gosling and Kristen Stewart are tight enough, it’s his imagined scenes that really slay me; a strange and unsettling world where things may not be what they seem.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.