Illustration: Psychedelic sunshine and flowing rainbow hair, from Ellen van Engelen

Date
28 February 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

Right now in It’s Nice That towers we’re listening to a combination of an old Jens Lekman summer mixtape and the rain pattering on the skylights above our heads. What better time then to banish away the cold than with these glorious drawings by Belgian illustrator Ellen van Engelen? Ellen’s work is all sunshine, teenage bedrooms, psychedelic vinyl sleeves and Marge’s Bouvier family quilt from The Simpsons. Her vitamin D-infused work has been featured in (deep breath) The New York Times, The New Yorker, Nobrow, De Standaard, De Morgen Magazine, The Bulletin, The Guardian, Mixmag and countless others. Why? Because her illustrations are stylish, nostalgic, and give off rays of genuine, contagious happiness.

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Ellen van Engelen: De Morgen Magazine

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Ellen van Engelen: Attachment Parenting, De Standaard Magazine

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Ellen van Engelen: The New York Times

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Ellen van Engelen: Festivalgids De Standaard

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Ellen van Engelen: Untitled

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Ellen van Engelen: Nobrow 7

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Ellen van Engelen: Ecobeauty

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Ellen van Engelen: Pazuzu

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About the Author

Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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