Monocle Magazine Illustrators
Posted by Alex
Monocle Magazine has an impressive roster of illustrators. Featured above is work by: Andrew Holder, Takashi Kuwahara, Raymond Biesinger, Satoshi Hashimoto, and Adrian Johnson. Each of them contributes to the magazine periodically.
Outside of the Monocle world, I am most familiar with Adrian Johnson. (Check out the Grain Edit interview). For whatever reason I come across his illustrations all the time. However, of the four listed above, Biesinger’s work resonates the most with me. I love his simple graphic approach and limited color palette. You can browse his work, Monocle and otherwise, on his website.
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Stephen Coles says:March 3, 2009 at 2:44 am
Excellent overview, Alex! I was about to do this but you did it faster and better. Here’s my post on Monocle’s typography:
Rent says:March 3, 2009 at 7:37 am
Adrian Johnson is one of my all time favorites! …I was also browsing around the other day, checking out those Andrew Holder images as well. very nice.
Tommy says:March 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm
That top image looks a lot like the new Standard hotel being built on top of the highline in NYC.
Tommy says:March 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm
alex says:March 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm
@Tommy- You’re right! http://andrewholder.net/work.php?id=32
@Stephen- Great post! Monocle’s type work has always intrigued me. I think you are right about Plantin, they have given it new life.
John Sly says:March 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm
those are all beautiful. I have wallpaper for a week now, woo!
greg says:March 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm
I agree with you re: Biesinger’s work. Definitely my fav here, although I think they’re all super talented.
Wan says:January 1, 2010 at 8:48 am
Hi! Does anyone have the contact for the above illustrators particularly Satoshi Hashimoto?
Lauren says:November 30, 2010 at 8:17 am
Love your blog…I literally visit everyday waiting for new inspiration. I have to say it’s hard to narrow down to just one favorite post but if I have to I would have to say I love all the vintage advertising and poster series posts….my favorite being the Swiss Air poster series you posted in October :)