UK-based illustrator Johanna Basford transforms simple white surfaces into all kinds of captivating ink illustrations. Preferring pens and pencils to pixels, the artist says, “For me, computer generated graphics can feel cold and soulless whereas hand drawing captures a sense of energy and character which no pixel can ever replicate.” Every one of her illustration begins first as a pencil sketch, which she then further develops into the flora and fauna-inspired final designs.
From a book of photographs and essays about London by Chicago-based writer and photographer Brian Leli. Explaining the project on his website, Leli says:
From the end of one strange summer to the next, I walked around London looking for the closest thing I could find to the truth in any given moment. It didn’t feel great a lot of the time. But it feels a little better now.
Mike Kelley at PS1
Unspeakably disturbing show. We couldn’t even finish the entire exhibit - we had to decamp to the diner for restorative milkshakes. But it was all worth it for the picture of me as overlord of Krypton up there on the left.
This weekend, at the Denver Art Museum with my pops.