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Work / Illustration

Ben Kopp’s illustration work is awash with jiggles, sugary pastels and 70s subculture

Illustrator and graphic designer Ben Kopp cut his teeth as a graphic designer at Urban Outfitters. His work promoting shows, parties and partnerships was imbued with vernacular references and throwback typography that can now be seen throughout his practice as a freelancer. 

The jiggly typography, 70s characters and sugary colours in Ben’s poster design and illustration work harks back to the bubble type and cartoon portraits you might have seen drawn on school books in the days of disco. His colour palette of washed-out pastels and bright neon further cements the atmosphere of after-school cartoons and at-school character development. As well as his work with Urban Outfitters, Ben has been commissioned by Tumblr, Outkast and Girl Skateboards, amongst others, and assists artist Alex Da Corte.

 
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