Neil Webb: Smart Illustrations With a Classic Flair

Mix one part Mad Men, one part 60s novel covers, a dash of modern life commentary and shake over rocks… and you get Neil Webb’s highly polished editorial illustrations. Webb’s work has a distinctly minimalistic mid-century feel that makes it both classically familiar and easily digestible… but that doesn’t mean that it’s not intensely clever too: his forms often hide double meanings that aren’t at first apparent. Lending to their classic feel, many of his works have a texture that reminds me of 1960s hard cover books, having the look of warn ink lovingly printed on thick, long-lasting canvas binding… just check out his gorgeous covers for The Desert War Trilogy below.