At times editorial illustration approaches a dying art — magazines going under. Quick and dirty designs crafted with inexpensive software. Companies opting for pop-up ads, pixelated banners. No one reads anymore.
A few magazines stand out by continually hiring top illustrators to fill their pages — The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Playboy are a few. These magazines attract amazing talent like Richey Beckett, Tomer Hanuka, Rich Kelly, and UK based illustrator Marc Aspinall.
Aspinall, like the magazines that use his work, is a throwback to a more sophisticated era. His work is Sinatra. Confident yet languid. His brushstrokes, however digital they may be, feel alive.
You imagine Aspinall fresh from breakfast with a cigarette in hand sipping hot coffee, no cream no sugar, a jazz record chirps from the hi-fi. His work is evocative of not only the stories he’s illustrating but of a lifestyle — when you read The New Yorker you want to feel sophisticated and knowledgable. Aspinall helps get you to that place.
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