I have a favourite style when it comes to illustration. It has something to do with the use of strokes and fills in the drawings: the lines talks about the illustrator’s personal gesture and the fill of the elements is never to much. I’m always investigating this kind of approch and here I post some implementations I love in the different fields.
Pattern and design
Maija Louekari, finnish designer, visually wellknown because of the patterns she designs for Marimekko. The space in her composition is overstuffed by geometric shapes but the balance between multiple lines and a few fills gives you breath.
Julia Rothman, based in Brooklyn, NY, she mainly makes illustrations for design products, wallpapers and fabrics. The vintage elements she chooses to add in her work have often a black strokes and the juxtaposition of the elements is never banal but rather intriguing.