My first two artists featured in Art Appreciation are Japanese and that’s a given since I have a huge love for Japanese artists and illustrators (starry eyes on Hayao Miyazaki). But I think it’s fair enough to acknowledge the artists from the West and there sure as heck a lot of them that I really like.
Malika Favre is a French artist/illustrator based in London. She grew up in Paris where she studied graphic design before moving to London to pursue illustration. She has worked on a variety of projects and has become one of the most sought after illustrators in United Kingdom. She has published for clients such as Vogue, BAFTA, The New Yorker, Penguin Books, and Gucci. She is currently represented by Handsome Frank, a UK-based illustration agency.
WHAT’S SO GOOD?
Can you see those names mentioned above? Vogue, BAFTA, The New Yorker…those are her clients. She’s that good. If you don’t know her that much then join the club. I didn’t know she was that huge myself until I did my research in accordance to featuring her in this blog. I found one of her illustrations in Pinterest and I was instantly captured by them. Her style is bold and minimal. Her illustrations all have that vibe of luxury and allure that one could find in Pop Art. And she makes use of the positive and negative space greatly. Stripes, bold colors, contrast, and geometric patterns are constant presence in her works. The “Pop Art Meets Op Art” description of her works is what made her different from other graphic artists and illustrators. But what I liked most was the depiction of a luxurious lifestyle and alluring atmosphere that her works create. It blends so well with her bold and minimal style.
Note: I do not own any of the illustrations shown above. Everything is rightfully owned by the artist.
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