Illustrator Dylan Jones is a mysterious character, also known under the pseudonym Hologram Ceiling. Caught up in a web of illustration searching, I came across his work via Tumblr, but finding contact details for the artist proved rather more difficult. Despite articles being written about him, a Youtube page of animations with an undecipherable username of 000000000 0000000000 and a lengthy blog of incredible work, no means of communication were discovered.
His illustrations are captivating in their silliness. The naive beauty of his work is so natural, consisting of relatively simple drawings of pastel pencil work. But their content is warped, a little bit naughty and always very cheeky.
Watching Dylan’s animations prompts a further fondness for his illustration work. Maybe it’s the puzzle of not knowing who he is or what inspired these outcomes, but Dylan’s absurdity will never fail to make you laugh, with oddly moving shaky hands and mouths, floating heads, and slightly out-of-time sound effects.
Unlike our usual articles, I am unfortunately unable to tell you where Dylan is based, what his interests are or who is he influenced by. Nevertheless I can point you in the direction of his genius work in the hope that you have a laugh too.
If by any chance you are reading this Dylan, please don’t hesitate to get in contact so this illustrative mystery can be solved.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.