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Colorful, Flowing Illustrations from Andrew Archer

Thursday 07.05.2012 , Posted by
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I am seriously digging on these flowing, swooping illustrations from New Zealand based artist Andrew Archer. Each of his colorful pieces has an awesome throwback feel reminiscent of 60′s marker drawn advertising, especially his work done for Hannay Robertson, a financial group. Even stationary objects seem to be in motion, streaking bits of their color all over the page.

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Archer’s illustration work is a mix of many mediums – paint, marker, digital – which all seamlessly merge into some very beautiful work. Where did he find his unique style? “I didn’t take art through my younger years,” he says, “but I did eat crayons which quite possibly is where my off-beat colour palettes come from.” And what about his subjects? “I’m greatly inspired by surrealism, juxtapositions and sublime narratives but more specifically wood block prints, edo period art, cartoons, ideograms, characterization, travel and Asia.” That’s a healthy mix, but looking at these sublime scenes it all seems to make sense.

Interested in seeing more of his work? Head to andrewarcher.com or check out his Tumblr blog.

Above and below: illustrations for Hannay Robertson.

Below: illustration for Out Magazine:

Below: “A small magazine i created for friends & family consisting of a series of short stories, jokes and events from the year. I’ve replaced the original written content with some more general descriptions of each spread.”

Below: fashion illustrations for BeoBachter

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