Ellen van Engelen: The New York Times

Work / Illustration

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

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.


Ellen van Engelen: De Morgen Magazine


Ellen van Engelen: Attachment Parenting, De Standaard Magazine


Ellen van Engelen: The New York Times


Ellen van Engelen: Festivalgids De Standaard


Ellen van Engelen: Untitled


Ellen van Engelen: Nobrow 7


Ellen van Engelen: Ecobeauty


Ellen van Engelen: Pazuzu