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Chris Haughton . An Illustrator who’s not a bit lost!

December 9, 2011

I didn’t get around to telling you about a book I bought a month or two back by Chris Haughton.  It’s called ‘A Bit Lost’ and is filled with wonderfully simplified children’s illustrations that look like they’ve come from the 1960’s.  There may or may not be a small nod to the work of David Weidman here as the style has a similar quality.  Chris is an Irish illustrator living and working in London. He regularly illustrates for publications such as The Guardian and The Independent.

Chris has a wonderful loose style and humour seems to be a large part of his work. See these examples he did for the DVLA, to show possible reasons why people didn’t pay their car tax.

Do you ever feel the wild calling to you ?  He’s been busy making small animations and recently started looking at Pop Up Books too.

He also has strong links with a Fair Trade organisation called People Tree and has designed motifs for their clothing ranges. There’s a great interview over on  Designboom.

Another all rounder I’d say.   There’s also some of his lovely prints available from Canvas online store.

There’s a fascinating article here Chris wrote about publishing his book in Korea, prior to it being also taken up with Walker Books. After spending a few months out in Nepal Chris has worked with Node, a company producing a range of rugs based on his artwork. Chris has recently also given a small London exhibition to promote this work. You can see more images on his blog.

There’s also a sniff of a new book called ‘Oh No George’.

Fantastic work Chris, look forward to more books on the bookshelf !

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2011 2:18 pm

    love love love 🙂

    • December 9, 2011 3:33 pm

      Thanks Dawn, you like this I take it lol

      • December 9, 2011 3:36 pm

        no, I don’t like it, I LOVE it! ha ha 🙂

      • December 9, 2011 3:42 pm

        Ahh ok I just wanted to be sure 🙂 It is pretty good isn’t it .

  2. March 18, 2013 9:47 am

    Love these. Can drawings have charisma? These do!

  3. August 18, 2014 5:03 pm

    This is fantastic. I’ve now checked out David Weidman he looks good! I never knew him prior to reading your blog-thanks!

    • August 18, 2014 8:39 pm

      I’m glad that you’re finding more people you never knew you liked because of my blog. Thanks for including the links on yours too : ) Keep reading

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