He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jonathan Burton

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:18 pm

Jonathan Burton
Jonathan Burton is a British illustrator now based in Bordeaux, France. His clients include Time, Nature, New Scientist, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Folio Society, Penguin Books, Orion Books and many others.

He was recently called on by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to create the images for their annual awards evening this year (images above, top four) in which he interpreted several contemporary films.

Burton works very effectively with a muted palette and subtle value contrasts. His illustrations vary in style, but often evoke a feeling of previous centuries, and frequently seem to have a wry smile behind them.

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  1. Comment by Bill Carman
    Friday, February 1, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I love seeing examples of how illustrated imagery still works for mainstream entertainment like the movies. Very powerful.

  2. Comment by maaike
    Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Love it! The way he just doesn’t show everything :) It reminds me of the covers of the Fables comic serie.

  3. Comment by Richard Deverell
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Very sensitive, accomplished work.

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