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    Toby Neilan: Freight Trains

Illustration: Bright, beautiful freight trains from british illustrator Toby Neilan

Posted by James Cartwright,

We’ve praised him previously for his terrific use of colour and his effortless renderings of fabrics as simple, understated forms, but we really didn’t expect to be lauding Toby Neilan’s ability to paint trains. The majority of Toby’s portfolio is full of fashion and architecturally-minded illustration that plays fast and loose with rich colour palettes; and then there’s this great collection of freight trains somewhere in the middle that show off an entirely different set of interests. Somehow, with a liberal smattering of dots, lines and blocks of colour, Toby has managed to create images that border on the lifelike and leap off of the screen with a freight-weight force.

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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.