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Bold and Beautiful

These vibrant drawings are the work of Lauren Rolwing, a rising illustrator born in Knoxville, US. Her colourful, bold style adds a cheery vibe, hinting at pop art and memphis. She has worked for clients like Refinery29, Adidas, New York Times, Kenzo … and her illustrations have appeared in Wrap, Harper’s Bazaar, WWD and many more.

Rolwing started her work as an illustrator using glue and scissors, making collages. The scissors have been traded for a computer now, but the pointy lines and angular shapes still add a geometric touch to her current work.
Her influences span a whole range of artists and others: fellow illustrators like Saul Bass, Květa Pacovská and Paul Rand, fashion in general, Ettore Sotsass’s use of colours and patterns, the exagerated gestures from a Tati film, 80’s fashion ads, … Inspiration is everywhere, and ends up looking bold and cheerful in one of her illustrations. Rolwing has found the perfect balance between flat colours and geometric shapes, and refined themes and a modern feel.