Every so often we stumble across an artist whose work makes us think, ‘how on flippin’ earth did they come up with this?’. Clever and super talented London-based illustrator Kyle Platts is one of those guys.
Like most artistically-inclined folk, Kyle reckons he’s been drawing ever since he was a little kid — he just didn’t stop. Growing up in Sheffield and despite being told by a careers advisor to work in a steel mill rather than pursue a career as a cartoonist, he studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts and graduated in 2011. Just as well, because in the years since his graduation, Kyle’s success as a commercial illustrator dabbling in comics has had him soar to dizzying heights in the work department. He’s worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, applying his joyous and humorous style to the likes of Converse, The New York Times, MTV, Lazy Oaf and more.
Yep, we’re a little bit in love with Kyle’s work, full of wacky narratives and silly gags. You can tell the man has some wild thoughts and a very fine sense of humour. His vibrant and kinda crazy worlds are inhabited by characters that are equally creepy as they are sweet, and brimming with storylines that make you go ‘hmm’.
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