Sophia Martineck's sophisticated pencil drawings of New York and an A-Z of professions

4 July 2014

Sophia Martineck is a Berlin-based illustration whose subtle, blocky and gorgeously detailed illustrations are child-like but also intriguingly evocative and precise. We were particularly taken by her black and white etchings of New York scenes, and her illustrations for an ABC book that showcases 26 types of professions from A to Z. Sophia has worked for an incredible list of clients, from The New Yorker to The Financial Times to Le Monde, and she describes herself as a “sophisticated pencil girl,” which sums up her drawings perfectly.


Sophia Martineck: Ecologist


Sophia Martineck: Halloween


Sophia Martineck: Surgeon


Sophia Martineck: Life Guard


Sophia Martineck: Builder


Sophia Martineck: Cullers

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