We’re big fans of the peculiar, beautifully intricate Victorian-esque style of the work of illustrator Dan Hillier here at Design Week.
And so to our delight, an email arrives from Hillier this week, which reads, ‘You are crying. I am dressed as Santa, reaching out to you, and going through your wallet or purse as you weep.’
It’s a disturbing prospect. However, all is forgotten as we read on and feast our eyes on some stunning new works from the artist.
Remaining faithful to his distinctive brand of oddity and macabre-infused ink wizardry, the works depict a series of strange characters and scenarios that baffle as much as they delight.
Take, for instance, the unforgiving gaze of this ram-horned, three-eye wayfarer:
Or the unusual sojourn into colour on Nothing Matters, a medley of bone, feather and flora:
A favourite of ours is this golden stag, a dapper fellow dressed in his finest suit, staring out of the frame with an impassive look:
For more information on Dan Hillier and to buy the prints visit http://www.danhillier.com/