Célestin Krier goes back in time with his colourful, prehistoric-style illustrations

Date
20 May 2016

French illustrator and graphic designer Célestin Krier is back with his oddball illustrations depicting characters making things like pots, spears and other primitive objects. Collected together on his brilliantly-titled website Back in the Cave, we last featured his work way back in 2014.

Since then Célestin has upped the level of detail with more defined shapes and outlined features making them less naive. With this detail comes more narrative and the illustrator’s static figures look similar to decorations plastered on Grecian pottery. As well as this prehistoric style of of work, there’s few more evolved versions in monochrome clothes. Just as nonchalant, Célestin’s forms drape themselves over walls and other concrete structures.

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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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