I stumbled on Patrick Leger’s work a short while ago through the excellent promotion illustrations he created for Adult Swim’s Venture Bros.. As well as Turner Broadcasting, some of his other client’s include The New York Times, Esquire, Harper Collins, GQ and Google, but a that’s not even half of the big names he has worked with. With a portfolio full of thoughtful, well composed and attention-grabbing pieces, I am not one bit surprised he is in such great demand. I do love his muted palette, and I am a patsy for his retro halftones effect. You can find more of Patrick Leger’s work on his website.
Born in London, David Wright was only 13 when he left school and eventually joined his uncle, who was an artist for The Graphic newspaper. He really came into prominence when he was commissioned to produce a series of “lovelies” for The Sketch. His glamorous pin-ups, were amongst the most popular during world war II. Following his Sketch contract Wright went on to work for magazines such as Men Only, Playboy and Esquire. September 1956 saw the first publication of Carol Day, a daily comic strip illustrated by Wright and scripted by Peter Meriton. The series was about a fashion model, and ran in the Daily Mail from 1956 until his death in 1967.