The Stylistic Illustration of Llew Mejia

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Llew Mejia’s bright and busy illustrations overflow with flora and fauna. Nearly psychedelic in their brilliance, his highly-detailed scenes both vibrate and sooth, reminding us of traditional Mexican embroidery.

Geometric Designs with Raymond Biesinger

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Portrait of artist Raymond Biesinger

Our next artist, Raymond Biesinger, likes concepts, making music, politics, Instagram, and 19th-century bird’s eye view panoramic maps. Since 2000, he has been deploying physical things, … Read More

Illustrating Concepts with Raymond Biesinger

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Artwork by Raymond Biesinger

Raymond Biesinger is a master of mid-century inspired illustration. His work is a complex deployment of physical things, electronic means, and flat geometry, brought together to create compelling and detailed images of contemporary issues.

Staying True to Yourself with Marissa Johnson

Kirsten McCreaINTERVIEWS

Papirmass artist Marissa Johnson

Detroit artist Marissa Johnson brings her tranquil depictions of the natural world to the next issue of Papirmass! Her calm illustrations beautifully employ pattern and maps to zero our focus in on elements of the natural world that are easily overlooked.

The Refreshing work of Jeannie Phan

Kirsten McCreaINTERVIEWS

Portrait of Toronto Artist Jeannie Phan

Jeannie Phan is a Toronto-based artist whose recognizable flat-colour illustrations with printerly textures harken back to a vintage editorial style. Check out the work of this artist/master gardener who shares green-thumbed tips from her bright, plant-filled home studio.

The Playful Illustrations of Jeannie Phan

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Toronto Artist Jeannie Phan

From sneaky cats, to mysterious forests, to idyllic landscapes, our next artist’s take on the world is serene, refreshing, and delightfully curious. See it now!

The Creative Process of Karolin Schnoor

Kirsten McCreaINTERVIEWS

Papirmass artist Karolin Schnoor

Karolin Schnoor is a German illustrator living in London whose bold, elegant work is informed by simple organic shapes and the screen-printing process. Get to know her better in this interview.

New Beginnings with Mike Ellis

Kirsten McCreaINTERVIEWS

Toronto artist Mike Ellis is the next artist for the Papirmass art of the month subscription box

Mike Ellis’s bold, spot-colour illustrations have a mid-century feel that is pleasingly both nostalgic and contemporary. Read our exclusive interview with him here.

Flora and Fauna with Agathe Singer

Kirsten McCreaINTERVIEWS

Parisian illustrator Agathe Singer in her studio.

Meet Agathe Singer, a Parisian illustrator whose wonderful art is replete with birds, flowers, and other creatures. See more of her beautiful non-naturalist paintings here.

The Comical Stylings of Hiller Goodspeed

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

illustration by artist Hiller Goodspeed

Hiller Goodspeed uses artwork as a way to express everyday thoughts and daydreams. His comical works are touching and sincere – a rare blend of comedy and thoughtfulness that we really appreciate.

The Vibrant Vintage Art of Boyoun Kim

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Boyoun Kim is a Korean illustrator currently based in New York City whose images consistently feel drawn from the past, but carry a contemporary vibrance. We love her pairing of vintage tones and old printmaking effects with modern subject matter, and we’re sure you will too.

The Powerful Portraits of Nyssa Sharp

Kirsten McCreaARTISTS

Nyssa Sharp creates stunningly powerful portraits that focus on the expression of the inner female attitude and dialogue. See a full gallery of her work here.