East Coast-based illustrator Leslie Herman is a throwback to the loose style of magazine work from the ’50s and ’60s. He shows the world as joy-filled, bright and embracing with a wonderful lightness in his compositions. Each gig poster an invitation to a party. Each editorial illustration an open door.
Herman has a deft touch with the whimsical in his construction of figures — faces built of dabs of color, smoked smudges and simple lips give shape to the population of Herman’s work.
His drawings are imperfect and rough yet he can nail a likeness or an accurate depiction of the real world when needed. No matter what he does, the artist’s hand alive on the paper.
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