Illustrator and art director Charlotte Delarue’s varied work shows her to be an uncommonly talented illustrator, conjuring incredibly realistic portraits out of paper and pencil safe in the knowledge that she doesn’t need to do anything more to make them impressive. Her art direction is of another ilk entirely, however – she works with the likes of electro acts Chromeo, Justice and Kavinsky to draw up impactful logotypes and album artwork concepts that can be spotted from miles away, from the golden legs which reappear on almost every Chromeo album cover to Kavinsky’s mysterious blue-tinged scenes.
And different though they are, there is a kind of slick, Hollywood-esque atmosphere of sinister seduction which is consistent in everything she puts her hand to. It’s redolent of 50s movie posters and pin-up starlets, and it stylishly marks Charlotte’s portfolio out from almost any crowd.
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