David Creighton-Pester, aka Wandering Bert is an Illustrator and Graphic Design based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Last month we featured Storytime Magazine. Whilst I was looking into some of the talented contributors, I discovered the wonders of Wandering Bert.
You may have already come across his work. Starting in 2008 and concluding in 2013 he embarked on The Batman Villain Project, where he drew an impressive 224 antagonists. Everything from Batman’s most formidable and well known enemies to his most obscure, including Glass Man, The Grasshopper and K-9 among others.
If you didn’t catch that project when it was going around, maybe you have seen one of 336 designs submitted to threadless. Solidifying that Wandering Bert does not do things by halves. In addition to illustrating for t-shitrs, children books, posters, and magazines, Wandering Bert also runs a graphic design company, Scorch Design.
Much of his illustration work falls into two distinct styles. His vector work consists of bold lines and flat colour and his hand-drawn illustrations are filled with colour and textures. You can see a step-by-step of his process on his blog.
Befitting to his all or nothing personality David Creighton-Pester can be found on every digital platform available. The aforementioned Threadless, Society6, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, oh, and he has website.