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Ben Kirchner Illustration

August 15, 2012

Ben Kirchner is a freelance illustrator who lives and works in Bath, producing images for editorial, advertising, design and publishing projects. He graduated from Bath Spa University in 1999 and was immediately taken on by the Heart Agency (as one of their youngest artists), who represent him in the UK and US.

He has an impressive range of styles up his sleeve and an even more impressive client list which includes Adobe, Mastercard, Vodafone, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, People Magazine, Time Asia, Interbrand, Nickleodeon, Management Today, Penguin Books, Random House, Village Voice, Power Magazine, Wessex Trains.

I imagine that through his USA agent connections, his work takes on an American slant, and so he features portraits of stars such as David Crosby, Joni Mitchell and the Beach Boys, nice to see there’s a little Beatles in the mix too .

He’s quite keen on portraiture and has devoted a whole section on his site to his depiction of the rich and famous.

Ben says ‘ I like to create illustrations that are fun and vibrant with a surreal sense of humour.’ There’s a touch of retro as one of his many different styles here too.

I particularly like this bottom illustration , featured in an article about the idea of a city farm, perhaps it’s even suggesting one in central park NY ?

More of Ben’s work on his Flickr site.

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