Featured Artist – Olly Moss

Featured Artist – Olly Moss

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This week we are showing the talented, U.K based illustrator Olly Moss. In the world of illustration, Olly is a unique and refreshing artist. His use of negative space, colour and excellent compositions have made him a sought after illustrator whose work we really enjoy.

He is especially known for his striking Star Wars Posters, depicting scenes within the negative space of the films characters that have strong and dramatic colours. Working as an freelance illustrator in the U.K, his clients include Sony Entertainment, Lucasfilm, Nike, Apple and many more. He had his first solo art show back in 2011 at Gallery 1988, and is continuing to intrigue us all with his excellent illustrations, ideas, concepts and new work. We hope you like this weeks featured artist, and here is his work.

Discover more about Olly and his work by finding out below!

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He exhibited his first solo show back in 2011, titled Paper Cuts, showing more than three hundred laser cut images of famous celebrities, cartoon and film characters. The whole show at Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, was kept a secret so that the visitors would be surprised when they walked in. The exhibition was so sought after that the fans of his work queued up for 24 hours prior to the opening. This fine example just tells you how popular Olly is as an illustrator. His characters are strong, clear and easily recognisable. They show the excellent technique and skill behind the work and shows just how talented Olly is. The show was highly acclaimed for his creativity and imagination.

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Limited colour and block shapes really makes his work stand out amongst the crowd. This style of blocked shapes really lends itself to poster design and attracts the eye. Again, his use of negative space works excellently within his other poster designs. “An American Warewolf in London” is an excellent example of this, using the negative space of a warewolf to make the shape of the U.K map.

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If you want to find out more about Olly, check out his website and his blog or drop him a message on Twitter.

Hope you enjoy this week’s featured artist. If you would like to be featured here, drop us a message and we will check out your work.

About the author - HKJS

HKJS

I'm an Illustrator, Designer & Animator from Hampshire, United Kingdom, and have been illustrating for a number of years. I have a wealth of experience within editorial, maps, posters and book covers. Having a firm interest in the creative industry and everything that revolves around it, I want to share what I've learnt to you. From this, I have a keen passion for t-shirt design and how illustration can become a part of something you wear.

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