Friday, November 18, 2011

Studio Malota, Spain

Spanish illustrator Mar Hernandez works under the name "Malota", and is having a nice little career, thank you very much. For a young designer she has a grand list of clients. She builds her images using geometric shapes and bold colours, with many based on strict symmetrical composition. Malota also paints for private collectors, including cute wooden kokeshis, and her artworks are available from her online store. To see her impressive portfolio (and nicely built website) visit her here. Malota also has a flickr stream, full of photos of her artworks, revealing more of her creative process and newer pieces.

What a great use of colour - burnt orange reminds me so much of the 1970's, but Malota makes it compellingly sophisticated when paired with the teal and greys she favours.