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    Simon Vaeth: Vess Poster (detail)

Simon Vaeth's portfolio is awash with witty and skilfully crafted illustration

Posted by James Cartwright,

You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’ve got a penchant for quirky illustrators from far-flung parts of Europe that specialise in making woodcuts depicting folk tales, screen prints of men tramping through forests and drawings of whimsical women with rosy cheeks – because we do. Sometimes a woodcut of a man sailing over a blackened sea can soothe your soul like nothing else. Honest.

So you’ll not be altogether surprised to discover that we’re totally smitten with the illustration of Danish creative Simon Vaeth. His work is the perfect balance of traditional print processes, occasional whimsy and full-on visual wit. The merest glimpse of his crudely drawn rooftop drinkers should be enough to entertain even the most stern-faced viewer. And with characters inspired by everything from mythological beasts to Velvet Underground lyrics, he’s fast becoming a firm favourite in our studio. Nice stuff Simon. We love it!

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    Simon Vaeth: Alberte and Rosa Lux

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    Simon Vaeth: Ship of Fools

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    Simon Vaeth: Ship of Fools

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    Simon Vaeth: Ship of Fools

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    Simon Vaeth: Ship of Fools

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    Simon Vaeth: Vess Poster

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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.