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Jonathan Burton

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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3 responses to “Jonathan Burton”

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

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

  3. Very sensitive, accomplished work.