Simon Paulson joins Illo Agency!

Joining ILLO Agency this week is UK based Illustrator Simon Paulson!

Describing himself as a 'Retro Modernist', Simon uses a graphic approach to his work encompassing a lot of round retro collage to create the surrealist outcome in his Illustration. We asked Simon a few questions when he joined which you can find below to learn a bit more about this talented Illustrator.

Q: Welcome to Illo Agency Simon, can you tell us about who some of your artistic inspirations are?

A: I've always been a fan of Dadaism and Collage. Combining retro image and typography. I love the bold graphic style of 'Elaine Lustig Cohen' and 'Max Huber' along with the exentricity and humour 'Barney Bubbles'.

Q: You can see a clear link with your inspiration and your own work, we love it! Can you describe your style in your own words?

A: I describe my style as 'Retro Modernist'. A lot of found retro image collaged with graphic shapes and typography. A kind of surreal mixed media. The typography often carries reference to song lyrics and film dialogue as well as pop culture. I mainly work digitally with a cut and paste style.

Q: You have a very unique look that is clearly defined, we are excited to be working with you. So, what do you get up to in your spare time?

A: I head to Cornwall for beaches, space and surfing. I also play drums and look after 2 growing kids and at the end of all this I drink red wine. Cheer!

Q: Who doesn't love the countryside! What is your favourite thing to Illustrate?

A: I like to illustrate current affairs, news, contemporary culture and pop culture. This is where my cut and paste style tends to be most effective.

Q: So to finish off, what made you sign with us here at Illo?

A: I was keen to find representation in order to achieve new goals and challenges. I wanted to widen my client/work base. ILLO's modern, contemporary approach compliments my style of work and areas of interest and I am positive they will help me achieve these aims.

To find out more about Simon's work, you can head to his portfolio online where you can see how talented he is! His portfolio page can be accessed from here, and if you would like to commission Simon or find out further information, please feel free to contact one of the Illo Agents who can help bring your project to life.

at Illo Agency, we pride ourselves in representing a collation of global illustrators, distinctly diverse in creativity and uniquely celebrated by like-minded clients across a range of commercial markets.