Some nice retro illustration from Australian artist Adam Nickel

Date
23 April 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

I came across Adam Nickel’s work on a Mr Porter Journal article entitled How To Speak Professional-ese which outlined how the common man can attempt to understand office and business jargon. Adam Nickel’s perfect for a brand like Mr Porter. His drawings are inspired directly from packaging design and illustration in the 1950s and early 1960s, channeling the kinds of characters you may have seen rushing about in the background of The Pink Panther or chasing a pesky critter through some well-animated opening credits. Adam states on his site that he’s a lover of all things old – I assume he’s referring to design? – and is pushing out so-good-they-could-almost-be-actually-vintage illustrations at a mile a minute. Definitely one to commission if your brand or publication is lacking a spot of style and olde worlde charm.

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Adam Nickel: The Times

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Adam Nickel: Mr Porter

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Adam Nickel: Mr Porter

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Adam Nickel: Mr Porter

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Adam Nickel: Mr Porter

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Adam Nickel: Wired magazine

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Adam Nickel: First Orders magazine

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Adam Nickel: Orange Coast

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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