Anja Kroencke was born in Austria. Since moving to New York in 1994, she has enjoyed working as a full-time illustrator, finding inspiration for her work in ‘The Big Apple’. Her elongated silhouette style figures and clever colour combinations gave her a lot of recognition in the late 90s, inspiring many other fashion illustrators along the way. Anja has collected numerous awards from The Society of Illustrators, The Art Directors Club New York and many more. Clients include British Airways, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Harvey Nichols, Mattel and Seiko.
The beautiful silhouettes and washed out tones of Kareem Iliya make up this week’s Fashion Friday. It’s incredible how the simple shapes and colours have such a dramatic effect; there is definitely something to be learned from this. The vast portfolios on Kareem’s website are a pleasure to look through. Highly recommended.
Brazilian illustrator Carlos Araujo spent eight years working as a graphic designer. He then decided to focus on his illustration skills, which was the turning point of his career. He has never looked back…
“My illustration style uses silhouettes and high contrasted figures with an whimsical and fun approach. A lot of my illos look like a scene captured from an animated movie like they are a part of a larger story. And instead of saying “style” I prefer the technical term ‘my way’.”
Carlos has been selected twice as one of the world’s 200 best illustrators according to Lüerzer’s Archive.
Thanks to Jose Mauricio Ribeiro de Araujo for the link.