Germany-based Tim Romanowsky’s illustrations are oddly peculiar, yet somehow still fit together wonderfully in his imaginative, if slightly surreal, fantasy world. Playful faces and creatures with cartoon-like eyes peek out from behind Tim’s abstract backgrounds made up of slices of pattern and shapes.
These amorphous characters add a layer of whimsy and interrupt the muted and disordered land Tim’s created. The illustrator is also part of a design collective called Zyklop based in Halle, Germany, with designers Tobias Jacob and Alexander Schmidt. Their work has a similarly eccentric tinge to it, but it’s great to get a sense of Tim’s personal style.
About the Author
Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.