Antoine Maillard’s detailed illustrations are tonal and atmospheric

Date
13 December 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

French illustrator Antoine Maillard has a rich, tonal style to his editorial illustrations and comics. Detailed and atmospheric, Antoine’s work is evocative and tells a story. His illustrations for publications like The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Review stay true to his style, and communicate the story simply.

Sticking to an autumnal and monochrome palette, his works carry a mood that sometimes allude to something darker. In some illustrations Antoine captures scenes out of context, enhancing these tense undertones.

In his comics, Antoine adopts a similar approach and bases his narratives in the everyday. Full of close crops of his characters mixed with wider landscape shots, his panelled illustrations feel almost filmic with their pacing and composition.

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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