Someone give illustration champion Luc Melanson a medal! This is great!

4 July 2012

Quebec-based illustrator Luc Melanson caught our eye yesterday, when one of his works accompanied this piece in the New York Times about Olympic poetry. His visual track record gives us every reason to cheer – his work is consistently lively, immediate, and extremely engaging. Along with contributing clever, to-the-point editorial work to the New York Times Book Review, Reader’s Digest US, No Brow, and L’actualité, he also produces personal work and illustrations for children’s books. His use of limited palettes, as well as the highly effective colour gradations and use of texture within, ensure that the images engage immediately and linger afterwards. A true champion, we say!


Luc Melanson: Can’t help myself – the power of habits. New York Times Book Review.


Luc Melanson: Type is Art. Commissioned for TYPO, an exhibition at SEED FACTORY, Brussels


Luc Melanson: Le peintre du dimanche


Luc Melanson: Aggressive Advertising


Luc Melanson: Legal implications of social networking. American Illustration 28


Luc Melanson: Jesus walking on water. Selected, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2010

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